Review of the Parliamentary session : The team for change strengthens for 2018Published on December 8 2017
In brief :
- Less than 10 months from the elections, anything is possible, which means that nothing is promised
- The team for change formed by the CAQ, is more ready than ever to replace the liberal government
- It will be 15 years that the liberal party is in power. Philippe Couillard leads a worn-out liberal government
- The Liberal Party spent the entire session repeatedly questioning the ideas of the CAQ, however they also spent the session copying them
- The CAQ will not be distracted by the negative attacks to come, and will remain focused on the concerns of Quebec families
With a session marked by a brilliant victory in his political development in a Liberal stronghold and the beginning of a wind of positive change in Quebec, the leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec, François Legault, made a point of emphasizing that nothing is for certain, 10 months away from the general elections, especially against a Liberal government that remains a strong opponent and who will not hesitate to multiply the electoral gifts by October 2018.
Surrounded by all of his MNAs, François Legault noted that his party made significant gains for Quebecers during the last session. For example, tax cuts for families, checks for $100 per child, the second bath for our seniors, the abolition of orphan clauses, the creation of the UPAC monitoring committee.
The liberal strategy is becoming more and more clear : criticize the ideas of the CAQ on all platforms. However, they spent the whole session copying those same ideas. Between a pale copy or the original, Quebecers will be able to make the right choice, said Mr. Legault. The CAQ leader told Quebecers to hold firm. There is a strong desire for change in the population, and in order for this desire to become a reality, we must focus on the concerns of Quebecers.
“The victory in Louis-Hébert demonstrates that it is possible to defeat the liberals, even in a stronghold. It shows that it is possible to replace the worn-out liberal government who has been in power for 15 years. Although the liberals are contested all over, they are far from being defeated. Therefore, we have significant challenges ahead of us”
“Our adversaries resist change with all of their strength. This resistance will continue to manifest until the elections. There will be negative campaigns, misinformation, and many different kinds of attacks. Our challenge, is not to let it deviate our path, and to remain on track with the concerns of Quebecers. What we, the CAQ, propose, is a change in government, with a team for change, and new ideas”
MNA for L’Assomption, leader of the CAQ