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Liberal leader Dominic Anglade accuses Lego of hiding from voters

The Liberal Party also unveiled a slogan for this fall’s elections.

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Liberal Party leader Dominique Anglade has accused Prime Minister Francois Legault of avoiding debates and trying to answer tough questions as Quebec heads into autumn elections.

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“I think he’s going to hide as much as possible,” Anglade told reporters at a press conference. “I don’t think he wants to discuss the results of the last four years.

“What you see is François Legault who doesn’t want to be argued, who doesn’t want to be challenged. Just like he hasn’t been challenged enough in the last two years because of COVID.

“What we want here as liberals is to have a debate. What we stand for is uniting all Quebecers.”

Anglade made the comment as her party’s Youth Division held its annual policy meeting at a hotel in downtown Montreal. We filled the venue.

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But looming in the background is the fast-approaching fall elections. On that subject, the liberals — struggling with polls that even their hometown of Montreal is in jeopardy — have unveiled their campaign slogan: “Really vote. Real problem. Real solution.”

Quebec Liberal Party leader Dominique Anglade speaks at the party's youth conference in Montreal on August 13, 2022.
Quebec Liberal Party leader Dominique Anglade speaks at the party’s youth conference in Montreal on August 13, 2022. Photo by Graham Hughes /canadian press

And Anglad, in his morning speech, touched on the same theme of CAQ’s four-year track record.

She went through a list of what she believed to be government failures: high inflation, thousands of Quebecers unable to find a family doctor, violence in the streets of Montreal, chronic labor. Power shortage, climate change.

“He’s not doing anything,” Angrad told the crowd. “He’s doing advertising spots. He doesn’t do anything. We need a government to stop producing ads and acts.”

Anglade noted that airwaves were flooded with advertising spots for CAQ in the run-up to the Oct. 3 elections. On Friday, Legault defended its pre-campaign spending and said all parties were making announcements.

“More than ever, the time has come for change,” said Anglade. “More than ever, it’s time to talk about real problems. More than ever, it’s time to talk about real solutions.”

She said the Liberals were the first political party to present a solution through an early election platform submitted in June.

Anglade has again returned to what she describes as a splitting policy of CAQ, abundantly illustrated in Bill 21 on state secularism and Bill 96 on overhauling the French Charter.

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Many minority community members were unhappy with the liberal treatment of Bill 96, so Anglade reached out again and asked for help.

She pledged to be the mayor of all Quebec citizens, not just those who vote for CAQ.

“For liberals, diversity is a strength and a value,” Anglade said. “Francois Legault does not share this vision. Rather than building bridges, his focus was on planting seeds. Quebecois are confident, positive and caring.

“Rather than the divisive politics promoted by François Legault, a liberal government would bring together all Quebec citizens from all the different regions of Quebec. and respect and protect freedom.”

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Liberal leader Dominic Anglade accuses Lego of hiding from voters

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