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Éric Duhaime says “no” to rapprochements with the Liberals

Photo: Karoline Boucher The Canadian Press The federalist political party has become too “radicalized” on the left, conservative leader Éric Duhaime lamented at a press briefing on Tuesday.

Thomas Laberge – The Canadian Press in Quebec

2:48 p.m.

  • Quebec

The leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec, Éric Duhaime, has no intention of allying with the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ), as a potential aspiring leader proposed on Monday. According to Mr. Duhaime, the federalist political group has become too “radicalized” to the left.

“The PLQ is more and more a sort of federalist solidarity Quebec and that, I don’t see how we could work together,” said the Conservative leader at a press briefing on Tuesday.

On Monday, entrepreneur and former PQ candidate Nicolas Tétrault indicated that he was considering running for the Liberal leadership. At the same time, he claimed to have contacted Éric Duhaime to discuss a potential alliance between the two political parties.

Éric Duhaime recognizes that historically – particularly during the era of Jean Charest – the PLQ could be perceived more as a center-right party.

“That being said, I do not sense, in any way at the moment, a desire for the PLQ to once again become a party which defends individual freedoms, civil rights and which wants to reduce the size of the state, on the contrary,” he explained.

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