Premier François Legault rallied his troops Sunday at a Coaltion Avenir Quebec (CAQ) party convention in Trois-Rivières geared towards making ready for the following provincial election in 2022.
The theme of the weekend was strengthening Quebec areas, however the premier insists he hasn’t given up hope he can win extra seats in Montreal.
Throughout his closing speech, Legault mentioned the CAQ “married economic system and Quebec nationalism.”
For instance, he mentioned Treasury Board president, Sonia LeBel would quickly desk a invoice requiring authorities ministries and crown firms to “purchase native.”
“It’s time the federal government lead by instance,” Legault mentioned in his speech to about 850 get together trustworthy, earlier than including “his dream” is for financial exercise to “explode” in rural Quebec.
The conference, generally known as a conseil général, was centered on Quebec’s areas. Out of 74 CAQ MNAs, solely two had been elected in ridings on the island of Montreal. In Sunday’s 40-minute speech, Legault omitted any point out of Montreal, however chatting with reporters afterwards, he mentioned that doesn’t imply he’s not planning to win extra seats there within the subsequent election.
“I’m assured we’ll get greater than two.”
CAQ president Sarah Beaumier ran in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve in 2018. She was current with Legault when he took questions from reporters, however the premier wouldn’t affirm if she shall be a candidate once more.
“We wish to have extra seats on the island of Montreal,” he mentioned.
“However on the distinction of the Liberal Social gathering for instance, we’re not solely on the island of Montreal. We’re in every single place in Quebec.”
Legault mentioned on the financial entrance, he shall be campaigning on a plan to slender the wealth hole between Quebec and Ontario. On the nationalist entrance, the federal government is dedicated to defending the French language.
Earlier this month, Air Canada CEO Michael Rousseau created outrage when he mentioned he didn’t want French to get by in Montreal.
French Language Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette confirmed Bill 96 would apply Invoice 101 to federal companies in Quebec. In the event that they don’t comply, firms like Air Canada might be topic to sanctions, Jolin-Barrette mentioned.
The following election is in October 2022.
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