Abitibi-Témiscamingue |  Amos' mayor will participate in Survivor Quebec

Amos' mayor, Sebastien D'Austes, will be one of 20 players competing in the second season on an island in the Philippines. Surviving Quebec. A “personal preference,” believes Municipal Affairs Minister Andrée Laforest.


The city of Amos made the announcement Wednesday morning at the same time the Nuovo television network revealed the list of contestants for this new season of reality TV.

In a press release, the city of Amos said that the chairman of its MRC, Mr. D'Austes said she was honored to be selected out of 2,500 candidates in the series. “I'm a reality TV junkie,” Sebastien D'Austes revealed in a video address to citizens on Wednesday.

“Most of all I go there because I want to push my own limits. […] I want to talk about my region and my city,” he assured.

The mayor hopes to make a good impression and that his participation will “create positive excitement in the community”.

During his absence, which is expected to last from two weeks to two months, Mr. An alternate mayor, Pierre Dessais, will take over from D'Austes.

reality show Surviving Quebec Inspired by America. This second edition will allow 20 players isolated on a Philippine island to face extreme mental and physical challenges. The winner takes home a $100,000 prize. If he wins the event, Mr.

A “personal” choice

Mr. Urban Affairs Minister Andre Laforest, who was invited to comment on D'Austes' decision before the media, said it was a matter of personal preference. “I will respect the choice of mayors,” he insisted. Because it always comes down to the citizens. Mayors are accountable to their citizens. »

On Facebook, the Mayor's announcement on the Town of Amos page received a lot of response from netizens.

“I don't know this program, but most likely we will follow it now,” wrote one citizen. “That's brave, I admire your bravery!” Whatever the outcome, it's best to be a participant! Good luck! »

“Congratulations and good luck!” Go Amos Go! », enthused another.

This is the second edition Surviving Quebec It will air on Noovo channel this spring.

With Hugo Pilon-Larose, Pres

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