April 21, 2024

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“Extraordinary” situation in Gaspésie |  According to PQ, CAQ MP has to show his credentials

“Extraordinary” situation in Gaspésie | According to PQ, CAQ MP has to show his credentials

(Quebec) The Parti Québécois is asking Catherine Blouin, CAQ member for Bonaventure, to make public the ethics commissioner’s opinion that investigated her marital status as the wife of her constituency’s mayor.

Upon her election in the fall, the CAQ member asked the ethics and professional conduct commissioner to make recommendations to avoid a potential conflict of interest with her running mate, Mathieu Lapointe, who is the mayor of Carleton-Sur. -Mer. Mr. Lapointe is president of the MRC d’Avignon and president of the Regroupement des MRC de la Gaspésie.

Duty On Monday it was René-Lévesque’s deputy on the north bank, Yves Montigny, who is now in charge of political relations in the Gaspésie region because of the situation.

With regard to political relations, president of the Regroupement des MRC de la Gaspésie, Mr. Lapointe must turn to Maïtée Blanchette-Vézina, the minister responsible for the region. Baie-des-Chaleurs radio station first broke the story.

“To avoid a conflict of interest with the municipality of Carleton-sur-Mer and the MRC of Avignon, my wife, who is mayor and prefect, will take care of the potential files of these two administrations as a co-deputy,” indicated the newly elected in a statement sent to Pres. Mr. Montigny was reportedly informed last March.

According to the PQ MP for Matane-Matapédia, Pascal Bérubé, this is an “extraordinary” situation. “Wife of Mr.me “Blouin is at the same time mayor of Carleton, president of the MRC d’Avignon and head of the table of all the prefects of Gaspésie, which makes him the number one leader for Gaspé issues,” lamented Mr. Bérubé at a press scrum Tuesday.

Mr. Berube invites the member to show his credentials by expressing the full opinion of the Ethics Commissioner. “The then candidate MP made the whole idea during the campaign to go public, and now we’re denying it. She didn’t, she wouldn’t. So it’s enough to wonder what’s in that idea,” he said.


For his part, M.me Blouin says he’s been “transparent” since jumping into provincial politics. “Since I joined politics. I undertook to approach the Ethics and Professional Conduct Commissioner if I was elected, which I did, and I then applied her recommendations,” the CAQ member-elect said in his statement.

He recalled that the decision to hand over certain responsibilities to his colleague from Cote-Nord only affected the municipal administration. [de Carleton-sur-Mer] and MRC [d’Avignon] “.

Pascal Perroupe also wonders why these files were not transferred to the CAQ MP for Gaspe, Stéphane Lacroix, instead of being transferred to an elected official from Côte-Nord. On the Parliamentary side of the CAQ, it is the former mayor of Baie-Comeau, Mr. It is explained that Montigny chose