Statement by François Legault following the death of Sylvie Roy


 31 July 2016

The Coalition Avenir Québec leader, François Legault wishes to make the following statement after the announcement of the death of Sylvie Roy, this Sunday afternoon, at the Enfant-Jésus Hospital in Quebec City.

«I am in shock. For me, as for the family of the CAQ, this is a total surprise. We are all overwhelmed.

Sylvie Roy, throughout her time among us, was a real fighter. She was a passionate person, who was close to people, and not afraid to fight for her ideas. She was a proud member of the National Assembly for Arthabaska.

It must always be kept in mind that Sylvie was the first to ask for a commission of public inquiry on the construction industry. She had the record of integrity tattooed on her heart. She will be sorely missed by all of her peers at the National Assembly, where she was sitting as an independent since last year.

At 51 years old, Sylvie was too young to die. She is survived by two children, many friends and loved ones, including her own mother, Monique Jacob. My thoughts go out to them today. On my behalf and on behalf of the CAQ, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to them. »

Statement by François Legault on terrorist attack in Nice


 14 July 2016

The Coalition Avenir Québec leader, François Legault, was keen to make the following statement after the recent terrorist attack perpetrated in Nice, France.

“The terrorist attack perpetrated in Nice during the night of July 14 is absolutely horrendous. At the very moment when the French and numerous foreigners were reunited to celebrate Bastille Day, an heinous event has taken place, once again. Several dozens of people lost their lives and a hundred people were injured as a terrorist targeted a highly popular site for tourists.”

The July 14 celebration is about the unity of the nation which is an important symbol. This attack is thus an attack on France and on all other democracies that are committed to the shared values of liberty, equality and fraternity.

Today, I would like to send a strong message. Islamic fundamentalism is our main enemy. The most important common enemy experienced by democracies in decades. The threat is both internal and external. We must spare no efforts to fight and eradicate it.

Following this horrible attack, my warmest thoughts go out to the French people. Today, I want to express to them my solidarity, and offer my deepest condolences to the families of all the victims. Tonight, I would like to assure the people of Nice that they are not alone. We stand alongside you in this fight that is also ours.