Mario Beaulieu remains in the Block, but will be arguing against Martine Ouellet

Mario Beaulieu reste au Bloc, mais militera contre Martine Ouellet

OTTAWA — After careful consideration, the mp Mario Beaulieu, has decided to remain in the Bloc québécois to speak out against Martine Ouellet, confirmed sources to The canadian Press.

The one who is also the chairman of the party intends to continue to exercise this function until we know the outcome of the confidence vote that will take place on 1 and 2 June.

Mario Beaulieu, has decided to stay within the party to try to save it, said a source. He would have tried to convince Ms. Ouellet to have an attitude that is more unifying several times, but without success. The mp has not responded to calls from The canadian Press.

Mr. Beaulieu had admitted to being a reflection on its political future to the outcome of the general council of the party on the 29th April, and admitted to not having confidence in Ms. Ouellet. The activists came to adopt the exit from the crisis proposed by the chief, is to hold a referendum on the mission of the Bloc québécois as a promoter of the independence and a vote of confidence.

The spokesperson of Martine Ouellet, Antoni Gilbert, said Tuesday that it was disappointed that it does not agree, but at the same time happy that he continues to push within the party.

“We respect his decision, which is part of a democratic process healthy where all the currents of ideas must be represented”, he know by email.

Martine Ouellet had reached out to Mario Beaulieu a number of times after the general council, but it had not given effect, according to Mr. Gilbert.

The Bloc québécois is plunged into turmoil since the 28 February. Seven of its ten members had slammed the door, saying, be unable to agree with their leader and blaming him for his intransigence. These along now founding a new political party.


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