Poilievre could stimulate the taste for independence in Quebec, according to Blanchet
Yves-François Blanchet, leader of the Bloc Québécois (archives)
The election of Pierre Poilievre to the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada could well give the taste of independence to many Quebecers, believes in turn the leader of the Bloc Québécois, Yves-François Blanchet.
The Bloc leader agrees in this with the leader of the Parti Québécois, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, who made similar comments the day before.
Pierre Poilievre is all smiles during his victory speech after the Conservative Party of Canada leadership race.
The election of Mr. Poilievre last weekend has the merit of making things clear, said the leader of the Bloc, interviewed in Montreal after his appearance before the Commission on the delimitation of federal electoral districts.
According to Mr. Blanchet, the choice thus arises more clearly between an unacknowledged multiculturalist and pro-oil Justin Trudeau, that of Poilievre, resolutely pro-oil with extremely conservative values, and for Quebec the choice of its own values, its recognition and its language, therefore sovereignty, he summed up.
The leader of the Bloc said he hoped that Mr. Poilievre will stick to his values to keep his message clear. He summed up Mr. Poilievre's ideas thus: the lack of utility of sanitary measures at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the siege of truckers in Ottawa was acceptable, his defense of cryptocurrencies and his desire to x27;exploit hydrocarbons more, even if it means adapting to the climatic upheavals that this will cause.