September 26, 2022

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Marie-Eve Proulx finally withdraws her candidacy

Caught in a whirlwind of harassment allegations again since a complaint was filed in court, the CAQ MP for Côte-du-Sud, Marie-Eve Proulx, has finally withdrawn her candidacy for the October 3 election.

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During a press conference in Montmagny, Marie-Eve Proulx explained that she wanted to avoid becoming a distraction for her political party.

“I have decided that I will not be a candidate in the next election,” he confirmed.

“Three years of false accusations against me, it’s heavy,” she said, choking back tears.

As of Sunday, Marie-Eve Proulx was still campaigning on her own terms. But seeing his opponents rehashing the “same old stories”, he preferred to leave his seat.

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Six days before the official start of the election campaign, potential successors were already jumping at the doors of the CAQ, one of our sources said on Monday.

Dissatisfaction

Several protesters demanded the withdrawal of his nomination, especially as our investigative wing revealed two weeks ago that a fresh complaint of psychological harassment against him is in the hands of the Administrative Labor Tribunal (TAT).

Called to respond However, Prime Minister François Legault publicly reaffirmed that his MP still had “his full confidence” in the early CAQ activist..

But internally, the reaction would have raised a lot of discontent, another source said.

The first complaint, involving one of its former employees, led to an out-of-court settlement at taxpayer expense a few months ago.

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The same two files are the subject of an inquiry commissioned by the National Assembly, but Mr.me Proulx threatens reporters with copies of the statements.

“I have no doubt, this is defamation, the account will be settled”, said Suthi M.me Proulx.

A period of 25 starts

According to our information, the number of departures will now be at least 25 from 14 initially.

“She had to go. She couldn’t stay,” believes voter Jeanine, a native of Cote-du-Suit.

“When you have 25 people around you who attract and leave … there are definitely reasons, commented Gilles. If everything had gone wrong, he would still be a minister. »

– In collaboration with Louis Descens

A whirlwind trip

February 2020

Newspaper 14 departures were reported in the entourage of MP and Minister Marie-Eve Proulx. Insults, Harassment, Intimidation, Toxic Environment: The Prime Minister’s Office should intervene and provide him with the services of a coach.

August 2020

The minister has filed a formal complaint of psychological harassment at the Administrative Labor Tribunal (TAT) from his former district director. The case is settled amicably.

May 2021

He loses his responsibilities as Minister of Limo and Regional Economic Development, Minister responsible for Chaudières-Appalaches and Pas-Saint-Laurent.

August 2021

Another complaint of psychological harassment was received by the TAT for alleged incidents in July.

July 2022

Several mayors of Côte-du-Sud denounced a tense climate with his constituency office

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