The CAQ has reason to rejoice…

The CAQ has something to celebrate...


Quebec politics resembles the circus. To insult no one, we will speak of destabilized acrobats rather than clowns. Because it is a real spectacle that Dominique Anglade, leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec and leader of the opposition in the National Assembly is engaged in.

We can well insist on his relentlessness to cling to power while the turmoil within the PLQ has turned into a daily soap opera where what remains of its deputies are struggling to express their support. Some of the re-elected MPs make declarations of loyalty to him, but are unable to mask their agitation.

Dominique Anglade seemed to triumph on election night when the PLQ ranked fourth with its 14 % popular support, including a meager 7 % of Francophones. This did not announce a bright future.

Moreover, the member for Vaudreuil, Marie-Claude Nichols, a liberal of origin in every sense of the word, was herself disillusioned. She refused the responsibility that her boss wanted to give her, namely transport. Unable to moderate her transport herself, she wanted the post of third vice-president of the National Assembly.

Mrs. Anglade preferred the member for Viau, Frantz Benjamin. Faced with Marie-Claude Nichols' refusal, her leader expelled her from the caucus. 

The MP then decided to sit as an independent, de facto causing the PLQ to lose a seat, which did not has more than twenty.

So there is an English mystery. How long will this visibly gifted woman in denial be able to cling to her office without other Liberals descending into disarray at the daily deterioration of the caucus unity essential to support the leader?< /p>

We are also faced with a real psychodrama following the refusal of the three PQ deputies to pledge allegiance to King Charles III. Yesterday, we learned that Québec solidaire has dissociated itself from the PQ and the eleven deputies will be sworn in to avoid being expelled.

A few days ago, the outgoing president of the National Assembly, François Paradis, recalled that no deputy could refuse to pledge allegiance to the king before a law was passed to allow it. However, to pass this law, the deputies must have pledged allegiance to the Crown.

Absurd situation

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon's position seems to have sunk into the concrete. 

However, can we imagine the leader of the PQ and his two elected deputies crawling outside the walls of parliament, without offices and without salaries while waiting for a law that would change the situation, which could take months? ?

Let's add that the PLQ led by Dominique Anglade refused to pass a law that would abolish this oath. It has become a party mainly supported by anglophones and allophones, should we forget that.

François Legault remains silent, he who succeeded in silencing the disappointed deputies during the formation of its Council of Ministers. The CAQ is also strong in its cohesion and its rallying behind its leader. This situation is all for the benefit.

But François Legault, a fine political fox, can he rejoice without a feeling of sadness at the isolation in which PSPP is sinking? This one becomes by force of circumstance an expiatory victim of the system, whereas it is really the only living reference to the twice shattered dream.

The CAQ has something to celebrate...