Paul St-Pierre Plamondon denounces the “aggressive partisanship” of the CAQ

(Quebec) PQ leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon denounces the aggressiveness of government employees of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) who “attack” elected officials online.

It is abnormal, according to him, for employees who are supposed to remain neutral to demonstrate “aggressive partisanship towards opposition parties.”

“Normally, state employees do not attack elected officials,” Mr. St-Pierre Plamondon declared Monday at a press briefing in Montreal.

The events of recent days have led him to say that the CAQ has a “philosophy where there is no respect”.

“As a group, and in a coordinated manner with the same message, dozens of government employees attack an elected official. This is happening right now and it comes from an unhealthy political will. This is not good for the climate,” added the leader of the Parti Québécois (PQ).

Friday, MP Vincent Marissal, of Québec solidaire (QS), revealed an incident that occurred with Prime Minister François Legault in the corridors of the National Assembly.


Vincent Marissal

Mr. Legault would have crossed him and called him a “national mud thrower” in reaction to his questions relating to the financing practices of the CAQ.

The CAQ later declared in the media that it had no lessons to learn from someone who ran for office “on a lie”, referring to the fact that Mr. Marissal had denied having flirted with the Liberal Party of Canada.

The CAQ continued its offensive on social networks all weekend.

Last Thursday, the Minister of Transport, Geneviève Guilbault, addressed PQ MP Pascal Bérubé in a corridor of parliament, while cameras were rolling, to remind him that he had also participated in a fundraising cocktail when he was minister tourism.

Mr. Bérubé asked her if she wanted him to talk about her 42 fundraising cocktails.


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