The mp Catherine Fournier leaves the Parti québécois

La députée Catherine Fournier quitte le Parti québécois

Photo: Jacques Nadeau Le Devoir
The member for Marie-Victorin, Catherine Fournier, serve now as elected “sovereign” independent of the national Assembly.

After nearly eight years of activism in the Parti québécois, Catherine Fournier chooses the exile. She turns her back to the PQ to concentrate its energies to ” put on foot a movement which by its force of innovation and a rallying point, to be able to go up where the others have not arrived “.

The member for Marie-Victorin to serve now as elected “sovereign” independent of the national Assembly. She made the announcement Monday morning. “The truth is that the Parti québécois has ceased to attract and renew. Too many Quebecers do like to listen to more. Conversely, the project sovereigntist, it continues to raise hope and accession “, she argued at a press conference in the House of culture, in the Vieux-Longueuil.

The truth is that the Parti québécois has ceased to attract and renew. Too many Quebecers do like to listen to more.

— The member for Marie-Victorin, Catherine Fournier

 

The PQ now has nine elected to the national Assembly, one less than Québec solidaire. The team of Pascal Bérubé will have to fight hard to maintain its achievements.

Catherine Fournier was re-elected last October 1st in the riding of Marie-Victorin Longueuil (quebec) with a 705-vote majority on the candidate of the Coalition avenir Québec. She had made her entry to the national Assembly after having obtained the support of 52.5 % of voters in the part of the December 5, 2016. It was found necessary due to the departure of Bernard Drainville of the political life.

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