The Parti Québécois is sounding the alarm: François Legault has “knowingly” reneged on his commitment to reform the electoral system to rule Quebec unopposed.
“They were dying of laughter, they see Quebec as a game risk and all places want!” Concerns PQ MP Pascal Bérubé.
The latest Léger poll published on the website of the protocol predicts a landslide victory for the CAQ in the next autumn elections. With 44% support, François Legault’s troops leave only crumbs to the opposition parties. The seating protrusions from the Quebec 125 site provide caquists with nearly a hundred seats.
But the situation would be very different if the government had lived up to its commitment to reform the electoral system.
“It’s easy! continues to be the member for Matane-Matapédia. We can expect a major democratic crisis in Quebec, an unprecedented distortion between actual voting intentions and future representation in the next legislature. The CAQ could end up getting a hundred out of 125 seats with just over 40% of the vote, that’s a frightening disparity!
- Hear Philippe-Vincent Foisy and Antoine Robitaille on Benoit Dutrizac’s mic on QUB radio:
According to Pascal Bérubé, François Legault’s goal is to eliminate any competition. He warns the citizens of the CAQ’s intentions. “The government knowingly and calculatedly relinquished an electoral commitment to ensure complete supremacy in Quebec, and there are consequences.”
Not a priority for Quebecers
Secretary Sonia LeBel’s response came minutes later, during the House Committee’s inquiry into the appropriations. The head of democratic institutions claimed that her government had actually fulfilled its obligation to introduce only one bill to reform the electoral system.
And the text of the law is likely to gather dust on the shelf, if Minister LeBel is to be believed. “I think that in the next few months, the next few years, the energies for the economy and the health system must be used,” she emphasized. The CAQ has no intention of bringing back the bill after the next election.
Their leader, François Legault, agrees. Electoral reform is not a priority for Quebecers, he said. “In Quebec, no one is pushing buses to change the voting system.”
Pascal Bérubé, concerned about Quebec’s democratic health, the prime minister replies that despite the polls, things can change quickly in politics. “I think it’s going to be tighter.”