Council PQ: Peladeau defends the role of the Quebec state

pierre-karl-peladeau-pris-particulierementCouillard The government treats the Quebec government as if it were a “necessary evil”, as the PQ leader Pierre Karl Péladeau.

This government is obsessed with the dismantling of the state, as evidenced by the salary offers to employees and cutbacks in public services, said Mr. Péladeau, at the opening of the national council of the Parti québécois, held every weekend in Sherbrooke.

First in briefing and during a speech to more than a half hour, posing as a great defender of the state, he lamented the tendency of the government to devalue Couillard and the public sector ” demolish the Quebec model. ”

He lashed out particularly that leading negotiations for the government, the President of the Treasury Board, Martin Coiteux, which “considers the state as a necessary evil.”

To support his argument, Mr. Péladeau, who is in his first national council as chief, citing as an example the last poll Light-Duty-The Journal de Montreal published Saturday, indicating a rise in the rate of dissatisfaction of Quebecers against the government. It is learned that 64% of them believe that Quebec is mismanaging the current negotiations with public sector unions. Moreover, 51% support the union’s position, against 28% that rank behind the government.

However, this rejection of government positions did not result in an increase in the vote for the Parti Quebecois, which has stagnated at 32%, against 35% for the Liberals to Philippe Couillard.

“All communities must hear the message”

In this regard, Mr. Péladeau said he wanted to expand the reach of the PQ and approach the non-francophones. So his team will make a greater effort in the coming years to “increase the appointment” with anglophones, immigrants and citizens from cultural communities, part of the population traditionally little inclined to join the sovereignist ranks. “It appears to me essential to ensure to realize our country,” said Mr. Peladeau in search of a majority of Quebecers support the “Yes”.

“Whether the anglophone community, the Congolese community, the Haitian community, all communities must hear the message,” added the member for Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Carole Poirier, part with his colleagues Maka Kotto and Pascal Bérubé , the committee entrusted by the leader to build bridges with non-francophones.

Contrary to popular belief, the sovereignist option, “it pogne” with different communities, she said.

“We leave this machine then,” said Poirier, determined to “sell our country project.”

When an English reporter asked, in English, to describe the mandate of the Committee, Ms. Poirier said in French: “I do not do it in English,” before turning on his heel.

The National Council comprises 350 people (including the executive, MPs, presidents of associations of the 125 constituencies and regional presidents) who want to better define the sovereignty of promotional tools during the weekend and prepare the ground of next congress members, to be held next year and more directly address the delicate issue of Quebec’s process of accession to sovereignty.

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