Before running for the PLQ: Comedian Mathieu Gratton had approached the CAQ

Author and humorist Mathieu Gratton, who compared certain personality traits of François Legault to those of a “narcissistic manipulator”, had approached the CAQ before running for the Liberal Party.

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The one who will wear the liberal colors while riding Laporte in the next elections was discussed last weekend at the General Council of the PLQ.

During a workshop in front of around 400 activists gathered in Montreal for the occasion, Mathieu Gratton said he found certain personality traits of “a narcissistic manipulator” in the prime minister.

The comedian had already contacted the CAQ in mid-April after being approached by the Liberals.

“The goal was to go and sit down with them to see what they could offer for the clientele I defend, autistic people,” he specifies in an interview with our parliamentary office. We’ll contact the government that’s there, maybe I’ll have a better chance of getting my projects through, that was the reflex I had.

However, after a period of reflection, Mathieu Gratton finally canceled the planned meeting with the main organizer of the CAQ campaign. He preferred to join the ranks of the PLQ, which specifically proposes the appointment of a minister for people with disabilities and autism.

How could he approach a political formation if he believes the leader has personality traits of a “narcissistic manipulator”? “When I contacted the CAQ, it was the wrong way around,” replies the Liberal candidate. During his reflection, he said he then recalled how François Legault had treated “Mother Teresa,” an MP questioning the government on the economic fate of women who have no place for their child in daycare.

“I told myself I can’t go to the CAQ, I’m canceling my appointment [avec l’organisatrice en chef], as far as values ​​go, it didn’t join me, he insists. I couldn’t have worked with this team that speaks to people like that even when they rank well in the polls. I can’t go there, impossible for me, I’m too honest.”

Nor does he digest the fact that the CAQ thinks of “having a minister for the Nordic countries before thinking of having a minister for the disabled”.

Furthermore, the candidate Mathieu Gratton does not regret his remarks about François Legault. “I will always be authentic and always speak out against disrespect.”

The prime minister was asked to comment on the controversy on Monday. “I admit I was surprised that Dominique Anglade didn’t call him to order. But I leave that to the liberals, these attacks,” he said on the sidelines of announcing a candidacy in the saddle of Anjou-Louis-Riel.

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