PSPP in the Islands: he assures that he wants to be Prime Minister
In the Îles-de-la-Madeleine to observe the damage from Hurricane Fiona, the leader of the Parti Québécois assures that he does not concede victory to François Legault. He still wants to be prime minister after saying, last night that he would like to be leader of the official opposition.
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« I would like to be a constructive official opposition, » said Paul St-Pierre Plamondon last night at Everybody talks about it. A direct and felt affirmation.
The leader briefly tried to pull himself together seconds later, making it clear that he would like to be prime minister too.
This morning, he ensures that he does not concede victory. « No, that’s not what I said. And luckily, there were two million people listening. I said: I want to be Prime Minister […]. I said it. And, at the same time, for the sake of honesty, we must name one of the possibilities, namely that we would give absolute power to François Legault and the CAQ”, tried to qualify Paul St-Pierre Plamondon.
Have journalists and analysts misunderstood? « You’re the one saying that. It’s not me saying that […]. It’s your interpretation, » he said.
“What I had to say yesterday is that if I am given the mandate to be the official opposition, and that is up to the people to decide, it will be a solid opposition on the essentials .”
Attack against GND
PSPP affirms that, if he is the leader of the opposition in Quebec, he « will not stage accusations and personal attacks » in order to « set the generations against each other to put on a show at the Salon blue, hoping to make the news in the evening.”
By this declaration, he directly attacked Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, of Quebec solidaire, and François Legault, of the CAQ. « It was staged most of the time and it continues in the last days… Young against old. »
Regarding the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, in the company of outgoing MP Joël Arseneau, the PQ leader assures us that he absolutely had to move there and that there is no politics behind this gesture. The CAQ and the PQ are neck and neck in the riding, according to projections by Québec125.
“I think no matter when an event like this takes place, you have to move and take the measure of what there is to do. […]. We have seen it in other situations of natural disasters, sometimes there are disaster victims who wait for months, there is no progress and they are forgotten. We our job is that no one falls into oblivion and that the files move forward, ”he said, stressing that he was moved by what he observed.
“It’s a full day and a touching day. You have to be there to hear testimonies from fishermen.”