“By mutual agreement” with his leader, André Fortin steps down as parliamentary leader | Elections Quebec 2022
André Fortin has been replaced by Marc Tanguay as Official Opposition House Leader of the National Assembly (archives).
Newly re-elected as MP for Pontiac, Liberal André Fortin will no longer be the parliamentary leader of the official opposition in Quebec. The principal concerned assures that the decision was taken “by mutual agreement” with his boss, Dominique Anglade.
At the end of the evening of October 3, André Fortin became the only member of the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) outside of Greater Montreal. Thus, there are other more useful and appropriate mandates and responsibilities for me, he explained in a written statement sent to Radio-Canada on Thursday.
With defeat of Maryse Gaudreault in Hull, he is at the same time the only representative of the PLQ to hold one of the five seats in Outaouais. The others belong to the Coalition avenir Québec.
André Fortin was unsurprisingly re-elected for another term in the riding of Pontiac (archives).
During the election campaign, André Fortin lived up to his reputation as a man ground. While meeting with the citizens of Pontiac, many of them informed him of several issues of importance to them.
However, no one told me want me to be the House leader,” he said.
That said, the MP, who is in his third term, may inherit new challenges stimulants. In the coming days, the leader of the PLQ, Dominique Anglade, must announce the composition of her shadow cabinet by designating the spokespersons for the various files.
I am convinced that the responsibilities entrusted to me will meet the expectations of the people of Pontiac and the Outaouais, concluded André Fortin.
With information from The Canadian Press