Jacques Boissinot The Canadian Press A report from the Journal de Québec published Thursday revealed that Mr. Beauchemin and three of his political employees were targeted by a complaint of psychological harassment made by the president of the party's Youth Commission, Élyse Moisan.
The Liberal MP for Marguerite-Bourgeoys, Frédéric Beauchemin, denies the allegations of psychological harassment made against him and members of his team.
In a message on the X network (formerly Twitter), Mr. Beauchemin asserts that the complaint, which would have been made by the president of the party's youth wing, Élyse Moisan, is unfounded.
He was reacting to the report in the Journal de Québec, according to which Ms. Moisan felt harassed , intimidated and threatened by Mr. Beauchemin’s team.
“The complaint against me is unfounded. There is a process for hearing it and understanding the context. We will collaborate fully on this. I have confidence that he will be able to set the record straight,” declared the elected official.
The current situation is a symptom of the crisis shaking the PLQ. Here is my declaration. #PolQc pic.twitter.com/1bzKk3PMVb
— Frédéric Beauchemin (@FredBeauchemin) October 5, 2023
According to him, the current situation is a “symptom of the crisis affecting the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ).”
“The Youth Commission, like the other bodies of the party, is paralyzed by the absence clear direction. The activists […] want the party to rebuild itself, not to tear itself apart,” he argued.
Frédéric Beauchemin is for the moment the only one to have demonstrated an interest in the leadership of the PLQ.
Called to react Thursday evening, the interim leader of the PLQ, Marc Tanguay, limited himself to saying that these were “important allegations.”
< p>“We will respect the processes on such occasions. We will not make any further comments at this time,” he said in a written statement sent to The Canadian Press.
“We do not has no comment to make on this,” said the press secretary of the PLQ Youth Commission, Charlie Bourdages.
She indicated that Ms. Moisan would not grant an interview , Thursday evening.