Legault does not consider any nomination for Marie-Eve Proulx

THREE-RIVERS | François Legault ensures that no appointment to a position in the public apparatus is envisaged for his fallen deputy and CAQ activist of the first hour, Marie-Eve Proulx, who withdrew from the race on Monday.

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« There is nothing planned in that direction, » repeated the CAQ leader, when questioned about it by a journalist on the sidelines of an election-flavored announcement in Mauricie on Tuesday.

As explained the day before by his MP for Côte-du-Sud and now ex-candidate, François Legault reported that it was because the weight of the allegations of psychological harassment concerning her had become unbearable that the decision to give up her place was socket.

At a press conference in Montmagny on Monday, Ms. Proulx, who said she was the victim of « defamation » by ex-employees who complained about her behavior, said she was still campaigning until Sunday. .

“Marie-Eve Proulx called me last Friday, however told Mr. Legault. [Elle] told me that she found it very hard for us to come out of the old allegations. […] She found it hard for her family and she preferred to withdraw her candidacy.

“It was Marie-Eve who chose to withdraw her candidacy,” he continued.

Let us recall that in 2018, Stéphane Le Bouyonnec, deputy of the CAQ since 2012 and president of the party since 2014, had resigned in the middle of the electoral campaign when The newspaper revealed that he ran a loan business at rates of 90% and above. He was finally rehabilitated by the CAQ in December 2020, by accessing a position of Associate Secretary General at the Ministry of the Executive Council. His appointment was immediately denounced by the opposition parties.

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