It is often said that nothing will happen in politics in July.
But in Dominic Anglet’s PLQ, things are moving … towards the exit.
In recent weeks, departures have increased.
Most recently, Patrick Terry was hired as a chef “consultant with a strategic advisory mandate” in March.
Since the onset of the epidemic, Touri, among others, has been explaining the evolution of the situation through his daily publications on Twitter. The “public policy analyst” was often critical of the Legal government.
At the end of February, around Anglet, they told me: “We liked his tweets, so we hired him. However, Horacio Aruda was “redesigned” by the Tory boss for accusing him of trampling on “anti-scientific nonsense.”
On Saturday, Terry revealed that his “adventure with PLQ” was coming to an end on his networks: “Since my order has expired, I wanted to start new projects.”
Some on the PLQ saw it right. He defended himself against it, but his past at the Montreal Institute of Economics stamped him. This is despite the fact that he carried out fierce attacks on the conservatives of Eric Duheim.
Is there too much on the left?
Other departure – I touched on a word on Saturday -, which, in September 2020, was hired by Jerome Lucier, Anglet’s “thought leader”, director of policies. This lawyer and former columnist, former Coquist (2012-2013), left Legalt. The nationalist twist was being prepared.
Lucier, on the other hand, pressed hard for uncompromising progress in the PLQ. He described himself as a “Quebec soldier in solidarity with the PLQ”. But in the eyes of some it went too far. Described as an intellectual, he earned the respect of many, but he was blamed for clashes with PLQ-elected spokesmen. “Beautiful ideas need to be translated into politics,” one source emphasizes.
In fact, on May 21, many activists and members of the liberal caucus were shocked when Dominic Anglet presented his “New Liberal Economic Vision”.
The Prime Minister, he will put forward the concept of “GDP”, help green companies redistribute profits to employees, and so on.
Companies that oppose this view are no longer welcome. Former Finance Minister Carlos J. Laidio clarified with Anglo: “Dominic and I were under pressure when we were in government: ‘Give it to me, otherwise I’m leaving.’ Then I think we should say, “Do you want to go? Farewell! ”
This is “ Farewell 2, many liberals do not digest it. “Franுவாois Legalt is already outlining the PLQ-QS merger. Not to mention that Leidio could well amplify these types of cookie cutter announcements, he will always be the face of the austerity of the Cooler era.
Since mid-June, a large house has been going on around the Liberal leader. Its chief of staff, Patrick Hood, a former Member of Parliament for Vanier, was replaced by Valerie Rodriguez, a product of the liberal Ceroglio.
Internal polls suggest the worst. 8% of the bronchopones of voting motives are in circulation. PLQ Medieval Bear Arkand works less with Anglet than it had in its head! These figures make it almost impossible to nominate strong candidates; And declare the loss of fortified castles.