PSPP defends its leadership and calls for a vote

PSPP defends its leadership and calls for a vote


Two days before the vote, the leader of the Parti Québécois believes that there is a wave of sympathy for him and knows that the challenge will be to motivate voters to go to the polls. He nevertheless had to defend his leadership after excluding two candidates from his team without demanding that they be removed from the ballot. 

While passing through his hometown of Trois-Rivières, the leader PQ insisted that he led a campaign of positive ideas.  

For several days, the leader says that there is an outpouring of sympathy for his formation, due to the positive campaign he has led, he says. 

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.@PaulPlamondon is in Trois-Rivières this morning. His hometown. He wanted to come there, after having canceled a rally there earlier during the campaign due to a health problem #qc2022

— Nicolas Lachance (@NicolasLachance) October 1, 2022

“Now the challenge is to turn this wave of sympathy into results,” says Paul St-Pierre Plamondon , hoping to convince the undecided.  

“I appeal to our supporters […] We must [encourage people to] vote those who, perhaps, will not vote .” 

Excluded Candidates 

The PQ leader, however, had to defend again his choice not to demand the official withdrawal from the race of Pierre Vanier in Rousseau and Catherine Provost in L'Assomption. A lack of leadership, says co-spokesperson for Québec solidaire Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois. 

The couple multiplied Islamophobic and anti-veil messages on social networks between 2015 and 2016.&nbsp ; 

“They asked me to be judged on the whole and not [on] posts from 2015 only. And, I accepted this request, ”said the PQ leader, deploring that the past stories of his candidates, exposed by journalists, cause other issues to be sidelined.  < /p>

“I will not throw mud at Québec solidaire, and people will judge. This decision is adequate and reasonable in the circumstances,” he said, arguing that “leadership is about making difficult decisions, but with respect and listening.” 

The name of the Parti Québécois will therefore remain displayed on the Monday ballot, below the names of the two candidates. The formation will also collect the sums linked to each of the votes for them. 

The leader assures that he will find a way to redistribute them. Ditto for the percentage of votes registered by universal suffrage.

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