“Nobody has a guaranteed job at the CAQ”, warns François Legault | Elections Quebec 2022
François Legault held a press conference with Isabelle Charest on a field of football in the town of Lac-Mégantic.
After implying that his “dream team“Economic could be renewed in the Council of Ministers in the event of a second CAQ term, François Legault refused to comment on the future of his outgoing Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge. “No one has a guaranteed job at the CAQ,” said the boss.
At a press briefing in Lac-Mégantic on Tuesday to announce an investment of 1.5 billion over 10 years in the Fund for the Development of Sport and Physical Activity, François Legault went beyond his subject by inviting the journalists present to lend to a very specific exercise by October 3.
Do like me: […] I took the time to look at the list of 124 or 125 candidates from the other four political parties, he said.
“Who would be Minister of Finance? Who would be Minister of the Economy? And who would be President of the Treasury Board in the other parties? Ask yourself the question! You'll see, it sends shivers down your spine.
— François Legault, leader of the Coalition avenir Québec
Without confirming the identity of those he would appoint to these key positions the day after a possible CAQ victory, François Legault said he believed that his party currently has the best economic trio. With Eric Girard at the Ministry of Finance, Sonia LeBel at the Treasury Board and Pierre Fitzgibbon at the Ministry of the Economy, he sees it as a dream team< /em>.
You have to look at who has a serious team. […] Look healthy. Does anyone have a better future health minister than the one we have now? also asked Mr. Legault.
Pressed with questions about the role that Christian Dubé, outgoing Minister of Health, would inherit if the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) were again brought to power, François Legault ended up dropping this: I wouldn't be too worried instead. of Christian.
However, to the same question about his outgoing Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge, the CAQ leader was more stingy of comments. Listen, no one has a guaranteed job at the CAQ, he finally said.
There is plenty to choose from, he explained. There is the team we had with Isabelle [Charest] and Jean-François [Roberge]. And there are others who have been added, we have a lot of former school principals, teachers, we have a teacher union president, we have many, many. The difficulty is choosing.
Mr. Legault listed some of Jean-François Roberge's accomplishments during his tenure at the insistence of reporters. Jean-François managed to increase budgets by 26%. There are 169,000 young people who had remedial lessons over the summer. He managed to convince Sonia LeBel to give a 15% raise [to teachers]. He tripled the number of four-year-old kindergartens.
I'm going to start thinking about that more seriously on October 4th. My priority right now is to win on October 3, and I don't take anything for granted.
The CAQ leader also ventured to define the question of the ballot box. With inflation, with global economic uncertainty, with interest rates that keep going up, I think the question of the ballot box is really around the economy, did you – he explained.
From the first day of the election campaign, the leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ), Dominique Anglade, had herself defined the question of ;urn as that of the economy, a claim she reiterated many times.
Faced with this fact by journalists, François Legault however refused to say that he agreed with his liberal rival. I didn't hear her. I can't say that I agree with her. I'm not that all day long, what Ms. Anglade says, he commented.