These are elected officials or political party leaders who have stood out over the past week for right or wrong reasons.
Eric Girard, CAQ
He did not convince anyone of the justification of paying 5 to 7 million dollars of taxpayers’ money for two preseason games of the Los Angeles Kings in Quebec. I cannot detail the possible economic consequences associated with these two nonsensical parties. Another CAQ romp through the state capital.
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, QS
Solidarity received a heavy blow in the sides in the pages of his former colleague Catherine Dorion’s book, at a very bad time, a week before the QS congress. At least he reacted well, composedly and showing empathy towards the psychological problems revealed by the former elected official.
Virginie Dufour/Joël Arseneau, PLQ, PQ
More housing must be built, but two elected officials are right to express concern about exceptional powers given to cities to circumvent planning rules. The element introduced by Minister Duranceau through a simple amendment to her law was not subject to consultation.
Benoit Charette, CAQ
In Montreal, single-use plastics are banned, but there are differences depending on the municipality, and above all, there is no uniform rule in Quebec. The Environment Minister will lead the consultation and then present a national strategy that will force municipalities to relocate in 2024.
Badly tuned violins for the Kings!
“No signal for the national league, it’s a week of hockey for the people of Quebec.” – Eric Girard, Minister of Finance
“We had to send a signal to the NHL to tell them we exist.” – Bernard Drainville, Minister of Education
Violence against an elected official
Member of Parliament for Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré, Kariane Bourassa, revealed to QUB radio that the mayor in her sector grabbed her by the collar in an exchange that went badly. The jerk apologized the next day. The world is not right…