SAINTE-ANNE-DE-LA-PERADE | The leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec dissociated himself from conspiracy theories about the pandemic and vaccines on Friday morning, and he considers that we must “show nuance” in this kind of debate.
In his Saturday morning column, Mario Dumont wondered if Éric Duhaime would be ready to say “that Trump lost the election” and that “the pandemic and vaccines are not the result of a government conspiracy”.
Passing through Mauricie, the Conservative leader answered him, stressing that he finds “still quite special” that he is asked these questions.
“No, I don’t think it’s a conspiracy. That said, I would like us to qualify it a bit,” said Mr. Duhaime.
“A few months ago when it was said for example that the virus escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan in China, it was considered a conspiracy theory. There are even social networks that censored people who wrote that, ”he lamented.
Today, this thesis is “valid and valid”, believes Mr. Duhaime. “It’s a serious hypothesis, and it is no longer a conspiracy theory,” said Éric Duhaime.
The former adviser to Mario Dumont at the ADQ also believes that he is associated with conspiratorial movements because he is one of “those who think that freedom of expression must be expressed” and that “people must have freedom of choice.
“I believed in it even when I was campaigning for Mr. Dumont (…) and I haven’t changed my mind,” he concluded.