CAQ, “a party or a pyramidal organization”? QS request
Coalition avenir Québec is run “like a business rather than a democracy,” according to PQ leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon.
His counterpart from Québec solidaire (QS), Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, even mentioned one
pyramid organization talking about François Legault’s party.
The two leaders responded to the revelations by Radio-Canada and confirmed that Prime Minister François Legault asked elected officials in the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches regions not to publicly express their disagreement on the abandonment of the third link, this flagship promise of a highway tunnel between Quebec and Lévis.
According to the PQ leader, there was no debate in the CAQ on the subject.
In a press scrum at the National Assembly, Mr St-Pierre Plamondon said he still believes the party line is necessary in a political formation.
The parliamentary leader of Quebec solidaire (QS), Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, confirms that this attitude is typical of François Legault, who would be allergic to debate and criticism.
I understand that the deputies of the CAQ are in beautiful green toys and say to themselves: “Is it a political party or is it a pyramidal organization?” That does not make sense.
” It is clear that under François Legault there is a control of the message pushed to limits that we had never seen before »
Mr. Tanguay believes that the debates must take place within the caucus, and then the elected representatives must meet.
According to him, a member who wants to be a dissenter on an issue must ask himself if he is in the right party.
Last week, Mr. Legault maintained that the party line was crucial in a political formation.
A former CAQ MP, Émilie Foster, went outand claims that the backbenchers are
crushed and reduced to
complete silence on the party line.