The former liberal minister Marguerite Blais with the CAQ

L’ancienne ministre libérale Marguerite Blais avec la CAQ

In spite of the calls of the liberals of Philippe Couillard, the ex-liberal minister Maguerite Blais confirmed Monday to François Legault that she will be a candidate for the Coalition avenir Quebec in the next general elections. She will defend the colors of the CAQ in the riding of Prevost.

This is a time smoking that comes to succeed the party of François Legault. Ms. Blais has often been critical of the decisions of the government of Philippe Couillard since she left the active political life, in September 2015, but nobody could imagine such a scenario.

“The current is passed,” it is said, between it and the member of parliament François Paradis, a critical health of the CAQ, as well as between Mr. Legault himself and wife, Isabelle Brais.

It seems that Philippe Couillard, and the minister Christine St-Pierre have recently tried to convince Marguerite Blais to make a comeback among liberals. In vain, therefore.

Ms. Blais, 67, has been elected as a member of the Quebec liberal Party in Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne in 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2014. She has been minister responsible for Seniors under the government of Jean Charest from April 2007 to September 2012. On his arrival in power, Philippe Couillard was not appointed to the Council of ministers.

Ms. Blais lives in the electoral district of Prévost, in the Laurentians region.

The pq candidate in this constituency is Paul St-Pierre Plamondon.

The minister of Justice, Stéphanie Vallée, is surprised by the decision of Ms. Blais. She said that she would have more view in Québec solidaire.

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