Anglade: “My intention is to stay in office, and to be Prime Minister” | Elections Quebec 2022
Dominique Anglade was in the riding of Verdun to recall her commitments to Quebec seniors.
Passing through the riding of Verdun, Monday, the leader of the Liberal Party, Dominique Anglade, reiterated her commitments for the seniors of Quebec. But it was his own future in politics that was mostly discussed.
At a press briefing, Ms. Anglade was bombarded with questions about a statement made the same morning on the radio program Since it is necessary to get up, hosted by Paul Arcand. When the host pointed out to him that a Liberal leader who loses does not stay very long, Dominique Anglade replied that it was not at all his intention.
However, it is precisely this intention that Ms. Anglade had to clarify. What you mostly heard from Paul Arcand [is] my desire to win the elections, to become Prime Minister, said the Liberal leader.
“My intention is to win the election, and to remain leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec. »
—Dominique Anglade, Leader of the Quebec Liberal Party
Pressed on the question of whether she would leave her post in the event of a defeat, she did not want to raise this possibility. It's not my intention to lose anything. My intention is to do this campaign to replace François Legault, she repeated.
There are two weeks left in the campaign, hammers these days the liberal leader. Everything is still to play in these elections, according to Ms. Anglade. But it does not seem to have succeeded, at least for the moment, in turning the tide. Polls tend to show that his party is struggling to convince new voters and, more worryingly, that it is falling behind in ridings that have been won by the Liberals for years, even decades.
According to some projections, Ms. Anglade even appears to be in danger in her own riding of Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne, in the west of downtown Montreal, where a three-way fight is taking shape between Quebec solidaire, the Coalition avenir Québec and the Liberal Party.
The liberal leader tried to dispel doubts about her political future.
But Dominique Anglade does not seem taken aback by these forecasts. I am very confident for Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne, that's all I can tell you, she simply answered a journalist's question.
“I'm going to be the MP for Saint-Henri-Saint-Anne, and I'm going to be Premier of Quebec. »
— Dominique Anglade, leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec
On Sunday, the Liberal leader had already tried to dispel doubts about her place in the electoral race. Look at me well, she answered a question about it.
This replica was an assumed nod to the famous Just watch me of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, she said Monday.
In 1970, when the army was in the streets of Montreal, Mr. Trudeau, then Prime Minister of Canada, had launched this sentence to a journalist who asked him how far he would go to fight the Front de liberation of Quebec, which had then kidnapped a provincial minister and an English dignitary. The civil liberties of many citizens had been suspended under the War Measures Act.
Ms. Anglade was asked about her interpretation of this quote. Me what I interpret is what I said yesterday, she replied. I think the quote I said was "watch me go", in relation to the countryside we live in today.
“It's two weeks before the election, and if you think the Liberal Party isn't going to be in the running on October 3 and won't surprise , it is bad to know us.
—Dominique Anglade, leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec
The Liberal leader did not worry about this parallel with the assertion of Pierre Elliott Trudeau. The parallel we make, what we are in the election campaign, and that the Liberals should not be underestimated, hammered Dominique Anglade.
As one should not underestimate Pierre Elliott Trudeau at the time? Don't underestimate me, she repeated.