Parti Québécois: Véronique Hivon leaves politics

Véronique Hivon is a trained lawyer and has been representing equestrian sport in her hometown of Joliette since December 8, 2008. : être à la hauteur de la confiance que les gens d’ici ont mise en moi.”,”text”:”Depuis ma première élection, je me suis levée chaque matin en souhaitant d’abord une chose: être à la hauteur de la confiance que les gens d’ici ont mise en moi.”}}”>Since my first election, I wake up every morning and wish for one thing above all: to live up to the trust that people here place in me.

After much and deep thought, I have made the difficult decision not to seek a fifth term next fall.she explained at a press conference.

Her decision was unrelated to the April 11 by-election held in Marie-Victorin, she added. This constituency, bastion of the Parti Québécois (PQ), escaped this party, which received only 17% of the vote. CAQ player Shirley Dorismond was chosen.

Véronique Hivon claims to have made her decision several weeks before the outcome of the Marie-Victorin vote and informed her boss Paul St-Pierre Plamondon. However, she did not say this publicly, so as not to cause any possible interference in the campaign we are running.

In the polls, the PQ is fighting behind other political formations, but Véronique Hivon insists that her departure has nothing to do with this situation. The polls never scared me, she said with a smile. Also, during the last election, I left some of them right here in Joliette.

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A quote from Veronique Hivon

When asked what they think the future of the Parti Québécois will be, the MNA stated: The great thing about the PQ is that it’s not a one-person party. […] It is a grassroots party, of militants and militants; […] It’s a party of the world, for the world.

defense put on rose-colored glasses; everyone sees the realityVéronique Hivon believes that there is a new generation in this party, People with beliefs, concerns and ideals.

The upcoming election campaign could be a big revelation, she predicts, naming among other candidates Alexis Deschênes, Stéphane Handfield, Camille Pellerin Forget, Sandrine Michon… You will discover themaffirms the outgoing MP, reminding that it was not her not known at all In 2008, when he entered politics: People didn’t know who I was.

The Parti Québécois has the best project, which is independence from Quebec. But we face the challenge of connecting it to the priorities and problems of people’s daily lives. »

A quote from Veronique Hivon

Since December 8, 2008, Véronique Hivon has represented the equestrian sport in her hometown of Joliette.

Photo: Radio Canada / Ivanoh Demers

A successful career

During these 14 years in the National Assembly, Véronique Hivon is pleased to have attended many social advances.

She points to the recent creation of specialized sexual violence and domestic violence courts; the first homeless policy; equal treatment of adoptive parents; or the lifting of the statute of limitations on civil suits alleging sexual assault.

All this without forgetting what is today, the law on end-of-life care, an issue in which Véronique Hivon played a key role.

As she recalls, she was in opposition when she first “left” the Die With Dignity Commission. I, the opposition, found my account thereShe said.

In 2012, when she was Minister in the government of Pauline Marois, she introduced a bill on end-of-life care. When snap elections were called, the bill was finally passed in June 2014 under the Liberal government of Philippe Couillard. Véronique Hivon co-authored with Minister Gaétan Barrette.

Ms. Hivon was Minister responsible for the Lanaudière region and Minister for Social Services and Youth Protection. During the 2018 election campaign, she was also appointed deputy leader of the PQ.

It’s not normal life

Véronique Hivon says she doesn’t have any nothing on his screen and she refuses to commit to any project at this time.

She intends to do it in the long term otherwise useful his experience and his will to change things. because his flame and his willingness to fight are always present.

But first she wants to find a space of freedom and a space of normality.

You know, political life is not normal life, she described. You get up in the morning, have to read four or five newspapers and immediately think about what to answer. […] Sometimes the article is barely finished when you are asked for a reaction. I need a better balance between action, which stimulates me enormously, and reflection.

And she promises to continue: I give myself back the title I never lost, but with more power; the most beautiful title in the Parti Québécois, which is that of activist.

A huge contribution

Véronique Hivon, laughing heartily, at a press conference in front of the lily.

“By going beyond the famous partisan lines, if necessary, you can achieve a lot, especially if you stay true to yourself,” said Véronique Hivon, who says she enjoyed every minute she spent in politics Has.

Photo: Radio Canada / Ivanoh Demers

The Parti Québécois greets in a press release the big contribution by Véronique Hivon, as well as the fact that she knew how to be a present, engaged and humane MNAaccused with passion and tenacity the people of Joliette.

PQ leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon points out it was her a real remedy against the surrounding cynicism. For the parliamentary leader of the PQ, Joël Arseneau, Véronique Hivon was an inspirational figure, especially because she mastered the art of painting Bringing people together and finding the perfect compromise.

On Twitter, the announcement of Véronique Hivon’s departure drew a lot of reactions from Quebec’s political class.

Education Minister Jean-François Roberge, who says he worked with her on many files, is sticking his desire to find solutions and genuinely contribute to the debate.

(PLQ), Dominique Anglade. C’est une femme de cœur, c’est une femme qui est déterminée, qui a épousé toute sa carrière des causes sociales.”,”text”:”Véronique Hivon, c’est une grande dame, selon la cheffe du Parti libéral du Québec(PLQ), Dominique Anglade. C’est une femme de cœur, c’est une femme qui est déterminée, qui a épousé toute sa carrière des causes sociales.”}}”>Véronique Hivon is a great woman according to Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ) leader Dominique Anglade. She is a woman with heart, she is a determined woman who has been committed to social causes throughout her career.

Liberal MP for Saint-Laurent Marwah Rizky hopes the National Assembly can recognize Saint-Laurent’s contribution The Hivonistic Method.

The solidarity officer in Mercier, Ruba Ghazal, thanks her for this his humanism and heritage.

Bloc Québécois member for Laurentides-Labelle, Marie-Hélène Gaudreau, confirms that it may be Véronique Hivon proud of their heritage.

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