Dominique Anglade leaves politics

Spread the love

Dominique Anglade leaves political life

The MP for Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne is leaving the leadership of the QLP and will leave her seat as MP on December 1.

Dominique Anglade announced Monday morning at a press conference that she was resigning from the leadership of the Quebec Liberal Party and her seat as MP for Saint -Henri–Sainte-Anne.

The frolicking will have finally got the better of the leadership of Dominique Anglade. In a brief statement to the press, Ms. Anglade confirmed Monday morning that she was abandoning the leadership of the PLQ and that she would resign from her seat as MP for Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne on December 1.

“Since October 3, I have taken full measure of the results and, like many, I have been disappointed. I then started a personal reflection which is normal. »

— Dominique Anglade, resigned leader of the PLQ

The demographic, cultural, socio-economic and ecological issues are too important for the official opposition to be torn apart, said Ms. Anglade.

She added that the PLQ, which must operate a renewal of its political offer, does not have the luxury of being undermined by internal intrigues including Quebecers don't care.

Dominique Anglade is turning the page on her political career almost seven years to the day after her election in a partial election as Liberal MP for Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne. If I chose politics as a vehicle, it is because deep inside me I believe that we must work for each person, no matter where they are. lives on our territory, regardless of the environment from which she comes.

Reacting to the resignation of the Liberal leader, Prime Minister François Legault insisted on the courage of Ms. Anglade.

It takes courage to get into politics. It takes determination to be in politics. It takes humility to leave. Thank you Dominique! wrote Premier François Legault on Twitter.

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, spokesperson for Québec solidaire, underlined the feminist commitment and the sincere concern for the mental health of the resigned chef.

PQ Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon emphasized Ms. Anglade's commitment and dedication.

Regardless of our differences of view, she will have demonstrated resilience and a complete commitment to politics and to her party, said the leader of the Parti Québécois.

The Mayor of Montreal also praised Ms. Anglade's commitment.

“Through her work and her involvement, she showed women that it was possible to aspire to the highest political office. Thanks. »

— Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal

Within the Liberal Party, there were not many reactions. In an interview with Midi info, the president of the last national campaign of the Liberal Party of Quebec and former Minister of Finance, Carlos Leitão, said he was disappointed by what happened to Dominique Anglade.

We are going to take a year to two years behind schedule, he said.

According to Mr. Leitão, time should have been taken to examine the reasons that led to this situation [election results].

He also said he was disappointed with fellow Liberals who came forward to show their leader the exit.

“There was no rush. We could have done all this work in-house. »

— Carlos Leitão , PLQ campaign chairman and former finance minister

Under the leadership of Dominique Anglade, the PLQ obtained the worst score in its history, less than 15% of vote, in the general election on October 3.

The party won 21 seats in Parliament, but the Liberal caucus fell to 20 MPs two weeks ago, with the ;expulsion of Marie-Claude Nichols.

Dissatisfied with having been refused the third vice-presidency of the National Assembly, the MNA for Vaudreuil preferred not to take any parliamentary responsibility in the shadow cabinet of the official opposition, which prompted Dominique Anglade to be excluded from caucus.

This decision – too severe, for the taste of several members of the PLQ – had created a lot of turmoil in the party, some deputies even going so far as to #x27;to demand the departure of the chief.

Dominique Anglade and Lise Thériault kissing on the day of the swearing in of the newly elected Liberals, October 18th. Two weeks later, the former MP for Anjou–Louis-Riel demanded her resignation.

Ms. Anglade had tried last week to reach out to Ms. Nichols, but to no avail. november. An interim leader will therefore have to be chosen quickly in order to fill the position of leader of the official opposition in the National Assembly.

The resignation of Ms. Anglade from her position of Member of Parliament for Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne will also result in the triggering of a by-election within six months.

Dominique Anglade had acceded to the leadership of the PLQ in May 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, after the withdrawal of the candidacy of its only declared opponent, Alexandre Cusson. She will have been leader for two and a half years.

The member had succeeded Philippe Couillard, who had himself left the leadership of the party after his defeat against the Coalition avenir Québec ( CAQ) by François Legault, in 2018.

Beginning of the widget. Skip the widget? End of the widget. Back to top of widget?

Previous Article
Next Article