War of leaflets and words between the CAQ and QS | Elections Quebec 2022

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War of leaflets and words between the CAQ and QS | ÉQuebec 2022 elections

The leader of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ), François Legault (on the left) and the co-spokesperson for Québec solidaire (QS), Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois (on the right).

The Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) will resume its distribution of leaflets denouncing “the orange tax” of Québec solidaire. A war of words which makes the left party the main opponent of François Legault and which irritates the three other parties which claim to be still in the race for the provincial election.

After being temporarily suspended pending legal verifications, the distribution of leaflets by the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) targeting Québec solidaire's orange tax will resume.

The Elections Act has precedence over the municipal regulations of Montreal, the CAQ essentially affirms after checking with its lawyers.

In Montreal, article 47 of the Regulations on good citizenship, respect and cleanlinessindicates that it is forbidden to place any paper on a vehicle parked on public property, except for a statement of offence.

Since the Election Act allows the distribution of election material by political formations and that it does not regulate the methods of distribution, we are therefore allowed to believe that the distribution of our leaflet is authorized and perfectly legal, affirms the CAQ.

In this leaflet, the party of François Legault attacks the proposal of Québec solidaire to want to tax more people who earn more than $90,000 per year, to tax assets of more than a million dollars or to impose a tax on some gasoline vehicles.

In the morning, François Legault defended this outing in good standing against his rival. For me, it is very important, and this is what I am currently doing, to inform Quebecers. We have an orange party that wants to put orange taxes and wants to borrow $174 billion to increase Quebec's debt. Quebecers need to know that, he said

He was unable to say where and how many leaflets were distributed. He also says he ignores the budget allocated to the production and distribution of leaflets.

The CAQ distributed leaflets entitled “The Orange Tax” in which it attacks the economic proposals of Québec solidaire.

This communication campaign goes hand in hand with the declarations of the chief caquiste who now essentially targets the co-spokesperson of Québec solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau Dubois, during his various interventions.< /p>

There are two very clear visions that clash and are very different. We, at the CAQ, we think, especially with the current inflation situation, that money must be given back to Quebecers, the outgoing Prime Minister said again this morning.

“For his part, Mr. Nadeau Dubois does not give a lot of money to the pockets of Quebecers. He even wants to add orange taxes. »

— François Legault, head of the CAQ

These attacks seem to suit Québec solidaire by drawing attention to its electoral platform and giving it increased media visibility.

Of course there are five parties on the ballot in most ridings, but what I've seen since the leaders' debate is that more and the more there are two opposing visions: that of the solidarity and that of the caquistes, said the head of QS on Sunday.

The solidarity leader says he notes that his main opponent in this campaign is François Legault and that the latter spends more and more time criticizing his party and less and less time talking about his social project.

Québec solidaire has itself relaunched – but virtually – its campaign to encourage students to choose their voting location strategically. The latter can indeed register on the electoral lists of their family home or their place of study. This campaign had also been suspended to assess its legal legality.

The solidarity leader does not only defend himself against the CAQ leader. He never fails, on several platforms, to portray Mr. Legault as a politician who has a vision dating from the 1990s.

Sunday afternoon, he thus replied to the Prime Minister which asserts that orange taxes would jeopardize the Quebec economy.

“What will put Quebec's economy in jeopardy is the CAQ's inaction on the environment. ”

— Gabriel Nadeau Dubois, co-spokesperson for Québec solidaire

This relative disqualification of the opposition parties is causing some fire among them.

Asked to comment on this situation, the leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec, Éric Duhaime, declared that this two-way fight may be taking place on the Plateau Mont-Royal, but that Moreover, the fight is not around these two parties.

It is time for Gabriel Nadeau Dubois to get out of Montreal and see what is happening elsewhere in Quebec, according to the Conservative leader.

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon during an announcement on the dignity of seniors.

For PQ leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, this is quite simply a lack of consideration for the other candidates. Each party is different, [we must] respect the right of people to vote according to the approach, the style, he argues.

In the background, he criticizes Gabriel Nadeau -Dubois to fall into personal attacks, an approach he says he himself wants to avoid.

For her part, the leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, Dominique Anglade, considers that Mr. Legault identifies Gabriel Nadeau Dubois as his main opponent because he considers him to be a rival easier to face.

If François Legault designates his adversaries and not me, it is because he knows very well that the only party which is capable of confronting it with from an economic point of view, it is the Liberal Party of Quebec. It's the only one, she replied, downplaying the errors that had crept into her financial framework.

With information from Véronique Prince, Valérie Gamache and Yannick Donahue.

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