If Roberge was a woman, Legault would have fired him, says liberal critic

“If it was not Jean-François Roberge (as Minister of Education) but Marie-France Roberge, he would not have this job,” accused Marwah Rizqy.

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The only plausible explanation for Quebec Education Minister Jean-François Roberge being kept in his portfolio by Prime Minister François Legault is that he is not a woman, liberal education critic Marwah Rizqy said on Friday.

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Speaking to reporters before questioning Roberge during the question period in the National Assembly, Rizqy said that if Roberge were a woman, Legault would have expelled him from cabinet long ago, having repeatedly shown that he is not up to the task. of the task.

Roberge has come under fire from nearly all quarters in recent months over the problems of rapid COVID-19 tests and air quality in schools, dropout rates, and tutoring programs. All opposition parties have called their boss, judging him unfit to carry out his duties and unable to meet the needs of the educational system.

Roberge refused to answer to Rizqy’s charge.

Rizqy said that a few weeks after a “chaotic” period back to school, he found it necessary to put Roberge on task, deeming him “incapable of fulfilling his duties as a minister.” He said he would need a full day to catalog the minister’s shortcomings for the past three years.

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While she said she likes Roberge personally, describing him as a “good guy” and a “good person”, Rizqy said it was time for the minister to realize that he is “not the man for the job” and ” completely overwhelmed “by the events. .

“The truth is that if he were a woman, Roberge would have been removed (from the cabinet). If it wasn’t Jean-François Roberge but Marie-France Roberge, he wouldn’t have this job, “Rizqy said, adding that the cabinet ministers of the Legault government” have lost their jobs for much less. “

Rizqy accused Legault of protecting, against all logic, his friend Roberge instead of protecting the educational system.

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