The PQ and QS painted themselves in the corner

Like the majority of Quebecers, I think that the oath to King Charles III no longer has its place.

However, I do not understand why the leader of the Parti Québécois, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, has placed himself in a position where he gives the keys to his destiny to his adversaries.

For 24 hours, I wonder why Quebec Solidaire decided to join the PQ in the corner of the room. Especially since the announcement of QS came when the CAQ had already mentioned that it was going to file a bill to end the obligation to take the oath to King Charles III.

Missing the early days

Even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agrees. Yesterday he said: “The National Assembly has the right to decide how they want to organize their swearing-in process. […] It takes a bill. »

Thus, as the CAQ cannot table a bill before the return of activities to the Blue Room on November 29, that means that the PQ and QS will miss the first days (or months) of the session. Unless PSPP and GND back down at the last minute.

Yet they have a way out. They should rejoice in the fact that the CAQ is committed to tabling a bill and declaring victory.

Other issues

By November 29, the Parti Québécois and Québec solidaire will be obliged to speak almost exclusively of this famous oath.

The PQ and solidarity leaders take full responsibility in their efforts, but there is an issue that is even more urgent for them: the recognition of their party.

Because it’s fine to want to sit having only taken an oath to the people of Quebec, but if you don’t have resources and speaking time, it doesn’t do much to be in the Blue Room.


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