Accompanied by his members, the head of the CAQ, François Legault, gave an overview of the last parliamentary session. He highlighted the outstanding job conducted by the CAQ members for the last months at the National Assembly. For François Legault, the decision of the Prime Minister Philippe Couillard to prorogate the parliamentary session and to reshuffle his cabinet, once again, is an admission of failure.
“In 2016, Quebecers have realized that the Liberal Party and the Parti québécois are both living in a bubble, far away from the concerns of the population. In 2017, I invite Mr. Couillard and Mr. Lisée to get out of their bubbles and to reconnect with what Quebecers want”
Quebec’s Liberal Bubble
Philippe Couillard has demonstrated that he has little interest to listen to people‘s concerns. He refused to lower taxes for the families, refused to ban religious symbols for public workers in authority as policemen and judges, refused to admit the wrongs in the wheeling and dealings of the PLQ; Philippe Couillard is the only one thinking that he saved Quebec, has declared the CAQ leader. “When we have reached the point where Philippe Couillard is taking himself for Quebec’s savior instead of listening to the concerns of the population, we can say that the liberal bubble is on a whole new level”, said François Legault.
About the rumors of a major ministerial reshuffle, he recalls that “last year, Mr. Couillard has reshuffled his cabinet with the promise that henceforth his governmental ship would navigate toward calmer waters. The new start was only supposed to happen last year. He is now making one every year. It’s Groundhog Day! In any case, it’s hard to believe in new starts as the liberals have been in power since 2003. The Quebecers are not fooled” said François Legault.
The PQ’s Bubble
Jean-François Lisée has to stop claiming that he always knows what is good for Quebecers. His first actions as the PQ leader demonstrate just how detached he is from the financial anxiety of families.
“The first action of Lisée after his appointment was to turn down tax lowering and to court Québec Solidaire, instead of listening to Quebecers. And again this week, Lisée asked Couillard to hold a national televised debate on sovereignty. I imagine that we would have a black and white TV show” pursued the leader of the CAQ.
The strength of the CAQ team
The leader of the CAQ concluded his press briefing by emphasizing the exceptional team of members he can count on.
“I am so proud of this big family that is the CAQ. In 2014, many of our members had no political experience and were unknown to the media. Two years later, the CAQ members are … everywhere! They were able not only to breath down the Liberals necks, but also to be constructive by providing ideas. Today, the people have no choice but to recognize the depth of the CAQ’s team. In 2017, our ambition is to switch from opposition mode to a government in waiting mode!”, concluded François Legault.