Arrival of parties targeting Anglophones could benefit CAQ, PLQ warns

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The Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) does not seem in favor of creating the Canadian Party of Quebec and Mouvement Quebec, whose candidates, according to it, could contribute to the “division of the vote” and lead the election of “more pa. ” member of the Coalition avenir Québec ”next fall.

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The paradox was noticed by Liberal parliamentary leader, André Fortin, at a press briefing organized at the National Assembly on Tuesday morning. According to him, there may be the arrival of two new political parties on the Quebec political scene an effect on the division of the vote.

Voters will decide what proportion they want to support one party or the other, according to the Pontiac representative. However, if we vote for a party like [le Parti canadien du Québec]the result would be to have more members of the Coalition avenir Québec [et] somewhat counter-productive.

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Mr. Fortin was asked on the subject as the Canadian Party of Quebec, whose name was reserved earlier this year in the Quebec Elections, announced its early Tuesday six foundational principles in a statement written in English only.

The emergence of this party is in addition to the creation of the Mouvement Québec, the new political formation of Balarama Holness, announced last week, with the aim of winning seats from the PLQ in Greater Montreal on October 3 next.

Balarama Holness at a press briefing.

The Canadian Party of Quebec describes itself as a progressive federalist option, centered on rights.

Its spokesman Colin Standish, a jury at a law firm in Sherbrooke and spokesman for the Exploratory Committee of Policy Options, said the party is preparing the necessary documents to be recognized as a party in good standing by Elections Quebec.

The party logo and its leader will be displayed in the coming weeks, he said.

According to Mr. Standish, the formation will try to present candidates at Quebec’s 125 ridings in the fall.

We see this as a provincial -wide movement that has the potential to appeal to all Quebecers, not just Anglophones, but Francophones, the Indigenous community and newcomers.he explained to The Canadian Press in an interview on Tuesday.

That said, Standish hopes to get his primary support English speakers at minority groups.

We recognize that our core constituents […] are concentrated in the regions of Montreal, the Eastern Township and western Quebec, and we will pay particular attention to them.he pointed out.

The alternative is the Liberal Partytimes of Anglade

Asked about the topic on Tuesday, Liberal leader Dominique Anglade tried to reduce the appearance of another party seeking to woo Anglophones, a clientele traditionally acquired by the PLQ.

At the conclusion of a conference in front of the Council of International Relations of Montreal (CORIM), Ms. first sought. Anglade to classify these initiatives in the tendency observed in many administrations to express dissatisfaction with the traditional political offer.

Then he said to himself quite confident that people will see that the successor is the Liberal Party of Quebec.

Whether it’s in the positions we took on Bill 21, whether it’s the position we took on Bill 96, I think the English -speaking community is very recognizable in what’s on the table.

A quote from Dominique Anglade, Leader of the Quebec Liberal Party

Colin Standish, for his part, rejects the idea that his party will split the vote among federalist, anglophone and minority groups.

No vote in Quebec can be ignored and no political party has a monopoly on a particular constituency, a particular group of people or forming a government.he argued.

Dominique Anglade at the conference in front of CORIM.

When asked about the emergence of two potential new parties, Premier Francois Legault said they both seemed to be pushing for a bilingual Quebec – which he said would spell out the end of the French language.

If Quebec becomes bilingual, North America’s attraction for English will be very strong just a few hours before we speak French in Quebec and we will be Louisiana.he argued on the sideline of the swearing-in of the new CAQ MP for Marie-Victorin, Shirley Dorismond.

With information from The Canadian Press

Source: Radio-Canada

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