Valérian Mazataud Le Devoir “Never did the idea that Catherine was responsible for the lack of interest in our political work cross my mind,” says the solidarity MP for Sherbrooke, Christine Labrie, in a long message posted on social networks Saturday morning.
Catherine Dorion and her outbursts did not overshadow her supportive colleagues, according to MP Christine Labrie who paid tribute to her, as well as to her book in a message on Saturday.
“The idea that Catherine was responsible for the lack of interest in our political work never crossed my mind,” says the member for Sherbrooke in a long message posted on social networks Saturday morning.
< p>Like the co-leader of Québec solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, Ms. Labrie reacted to Catherine Dorion's book by emphasizing the distress of her former colleague.
The member for Sherbrooke , who is also a candidate for the position of female spokesperson for the party, makes no comment on Ms. Dorion's strong criticism of Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois. On the other hand, she had already reiterated her confidence in him earlier this week, despite the criticisms made in the book.
“What I feel the strongest is a mixture of sadness and guilt, for not having seen the extent of Catherine’s distress,” she writes. “Like many other of my colleagues, I had underestimated his suffering, and after reading the story of his time in the solidarity caucus, I feel guilty. »
Laurent Commission versus “Maipoils”
The supportive MP adds that it is not Catherine Dorion's fault, but that of the media, if her sartorial brilliance has eclipsed more relevant subjects in the public debate. “It is the journalists and columnists who are responsible for the subjects they choose to address or silence,” she insists.
On this subject, she says she remembers a conference where she and Manon Massé spoke about the Laurent Commission and a journalist asked her about the “Maipoils” campaign led by Catherine Dorion. “Maipoils” is an annual feminist campaign aimed at normalizing body hair for women.
“It was Manon who responded. Perhaps it’s better that way, because I would have wanted to tell him that by asking this question, it was he who was harming his own credibility as a journalist. Clearly, at this moment, he preferred to feed the click machine than to address the way in which vulnerable children are taken care of in Quebec. »
She concludes by saying that her book is “a magnificent work that reminds us how difficult it will be to change the system, and how much we need to come together to make it happen. »