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Two new resignations at Québec solidaire

Photo: Québec solidaire Five months after her election at a congress in Gatineau, Émilise Lessard-Therrien caused a shock wave last Monday by announcing on social networks that she was leaving her position as female co-spokesperson for Québec solidaire.

Florence Morin-Martel

Published yesterday at 6:48 p.m. Updated yesterday at 11:42 p.m.

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A few days after the departure of the former female co-spokesperson for Québec solidaire (QS), Émilise Lessard-Therrien, the director of communications and the deputy director general of the party's office told her followed suit on Friday.

“After 12 years of having served the party as an activist, including seven as an employee, it is time for me to give up my place to a person who has the energy necessary to get the party through this period of turbulence,” wrote on Facebook Gabrielle Brais Harvey, who was director of communications.

Keena Grégoire, who held the position of deputy director general of the office, has also resigned, QS confirmed.

Contacted by Le Devoir, Québec solidaire underlined that Ms. Brais-Harvey and Mr. Grégoire had “contributed with heart” to political training. “They were dedicated to rooting ideas and the solidarity project across Quebec and helped us bring our organization to where it is today,” wrote Myriam Fortin, general director of the office.

Five months after her election at a convention in Gatineau, Émilise Lessard-Therrien caused a shock wave last Monday by announcing on social networks that she was leaving her position as co -female spokesperson for Québec solidaire.

In her publication, she claims to have wanted to “breathe new life into the party”, but nevertheless to have come up against “a organizational blockage”.

“I quickly realized that the train was already well underway. I wanted to go there, try to influence the framework of reflection and decision-making led or nourished by a small team of professionals woven tightly around the male spokesperson,” she wrote. She adds that she “sometimes arrived” there, but felt “very alone” during that time.

Since his departure, the political party has been going through a “period of upheaval,” admitted Thursday the solidarity MP for Sherbrooke, Christine Labrie. While waiting to elect “by the fall” Ms. Lessard-Therrien’s successor, Ms. Labrie will take over in the interim.

For his part, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois confirmed on Wednesday that he wanted to remain in his position as male co-spokesperson. However, he called on solidarity activists to make QS a “government party”.

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Teilor Stone

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