No oath to the king for elected QS

No King's Oath for QS Chosen


The elected officials of Québec solidaire will take only one oath on Wednesday: that towards the people of Quebec, warns Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, who is calling on the other party leaders to find a solution to put an end to the obligation to swear loyalty to the king, as also claimed by the Parti Québécois. 

The parliamentary leader of QS also sent a letter on Tuesday to François Legault, Dominique Anglade and Paul St-Pierre Plamondon inviting them to meet, starting next week, “in order to find a transpartisan solution to the cul-de- -current bag”.

The National Assembly having already informed the three elected PQ members that it was not within its jurisdiction to put an end to the obligation to take the oath to Her Majesty, “we we are at an impasse,” Mr. Nadeau-Dubois points out in his missive.

Mr. Nadeau-Dubois considers that they have “plenty of time”, between now and the start of Parliament scheduled for November 29, to find “a path that respects all elected officials”.

< p>In an interview with Le Journal, the parliamentary leader of Québec solidaire did not rule out the possibility of having to take the oath to the king at a later stage in order to be able to sit in the Blue Room, in the to the extent that the chiefs agree, for example, on the rapid adoption of a bill.

“We will be open to all good ideas,” said Mr. Nadeau-Dubois. “I am reaching out to the other leaders,” he summed up.

He believes that the proposal made by the PQ leader, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, to adopt a motion to allowing elected officials to sit even if they have not taken the oath to Charles III, “worth studying”.

Not a priority

But for the CAQ, “a motion is not enough,” said the government parliamentary leader, Simon Jolin-Barrette.

The latter fears that the laws passed in the National Assembly will be put “at risk” if the oath of allegiance to Her Majesty provided for in the constitution is not respected.

“It does not please no one to take the oath to the king”, he admitted, leaving the possibility of bringing the abolition of the oath of allegiance back to the legislative menu, but this is not a “priority”, unlike to the fight against inflation.

Respect for laws

Asked about this on the sidelines of the swearing in of her 20 deputies, the Liberal leader, Dominique Anglade, who took the oath to the king like the 90 elected CAQists on Tuesday, invited “people who want to change the laws” to start with “come to sit in the National Assembly”, which requires, for the moment, the obligation to submit to the two oaths.

The Liberal leader, Dominique Anglade and her 20 elected officials from the official opposition have all sworn to the king and the people of Quebec on Tuesday.

“In relation to the question of the monarchy: is it a system that deserves to be reviewed? Certainly, because there are elements that are outdated, but you have to respect the laws, ”dropped Ms. Anglade.

The PQ will do like QS

In the evening, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon announced on Twitter that the swearing-in ceremony of the three elected PQ members will take place “as planned this Friday”, that is to say by taking only one of the two oaths, or that towards the people of Quebec.

But this in no way removes, for the moment, the obligation to swear loyalty to the king to sit in the Blue Room.

– With the collaboration of Patrick Bellerose

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