Sunday, April 18

Pierre-Elliott Trudeau and the independence movement | “Concerning” revelations, according to Legault

(Quebec) François Legault considers “very worrying” the revelations wanting that Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau wanted to punish citizens for having voted in favor of the Parti Quebecois (PQ) in 1976.

Patrice Bergeron
The Canadian Press

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, son of Pierre Trudeau, for his part refused to comment on the disturbing facts alleged against his father.

American diplomatic documents indeed suggest that Pierre Trudeau would have wanted to increase unemployment to 15%, even 20% in Quebec, in order to harm the independence movement.

These accounts of the then US Ambassador to Ottawa were recently revealed by Washington.

Power Corporation

They suggest that Mr. Trudeau wanted the Empire Power Corporation to redirect its activities and investments outside of Quebec.

“We should check, it is very worrying, said François Legault Wednesday on the sidelines of a press conference. It is very serious if it is true. ”

He recalled, however, that Power Corporation had denied these revelations and had “never moved a person, even in Ontario”, to meet the wishes of Mr. Trudeau.

Trudeau responds

In the House of Commons, the Bloc Québécois (BQ) wanted to make Justin Trudeau react. According to the Bloc, there is continuity in the “Trudeau method”: hurting Quebec.

“The Canadian Prime Minister was therefore considering, for political purposes, losing their jobs to honest people,” said Bloc member Stéphane Bergeron. Does the Prime Minister believe that the behavior of his predecessor was up to his office? ”

“I am not going to start today a historic debate with the member of the Bloc Québécois”, was limited to answer Justin Trudeau, arguing that he had other fish to fry, with the pandemic.

Quebec Party

The Parti Québécois (PQ) insists that light be shed on these events and asks that the federal government therefore disclose all the necessary documents.

According to the PQ leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, there is a constant in the action of the federal government, which wants to discredit Quebec and Quebeckers.

“Quebeckers have accepted the federal government’s claims that they do not have the jurisdiction to have a country like any other people,” he lamented in an interview with The Canadian Press on Wednesday.

“It’s important that we realize factually that the federal government, out of our taxes, has implemented plans to either sabotage our prosperity and our institutions, or to make us believe that we are not good enough, that we are not would not be able to have a normal democracy. ”

The PQ leader raised a few examples in contemporary history of the federal government’s efforts to harm Quebec, whether it was the imprisonment of innocent Quebecers during the October Crisis, the illegal espionage of the PQ by federal agents, or even the “plan B” of the Chrétien government to counter the separatists.

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