September 23, 2023

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PLQ withdraws a controversial candidate in Charlesburg the day after his announcement

PLQ withdraws a controversial candidate in Charlesburg the day after his announcement

Quebec’s Liberal Party withdrew the candidacy of Anne Deblois in Charlesbourg after controversial views, particularly on Islam, emerged. The candidate opposed his leader’s positions on Capitol-National’s two key files, the tramway and the Third Link.

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In the past, Deblois specifically insisted on Twitter that Islam is a “totalitarian religion” and that one day “the French will have to choose between Islam and death,” the newspaper reported. Pres this morning

His nomination, which was announced on Wednesday, was withdrawn late Thursday evening.

“The comments made by Annie Deblois are unacceptable and incompatible with liberal values. So he will not be our political party candidate in 2022 elections. The party will soon announce a new candidate to represent the people of Charlesburg,” the communications director confirmed in Liberal leader Jeremy Keough’s office on Friday morning.

Mme Deplois is also a staunch opponent of the Quebec Tramway, a project supported by Dominique Anglet’s Liberal Party. However, his positions are well known: he is a candidate for the Conservative Party of Quebec, a member of the Quebec 21 committee, and blogs and tweets on the issue.

“As a good curator, my heart bleeds when I think of the final bill that awaits us when Quebec Mayor Regis Labume’s tramway project is finally put into service…”, he wrote on his blog on June 11. 2021.

A few months ago, he promised to go to the municipal elections and vote: “to give the following message to the entire political class: there are no big projects on the backs of the population”. “I will make it a personal fight,” he wrote.

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In February, he directly challenged Dominic Anglede on Twitter, saying the Liberal leader was misinformed in the dossier.

“Mme Anglade, in heaven’s name! If you have followed the file from the beginning, you would first think that there are good reasons to act like the Prime Minister,” he said when we learned that the Legault government wanted to cut some sections.

Third link

On the Quebec-Lewis Tunnel, Mme Deblois was also at odds with his new political system.

What Dominic Anglade describes as a “hole in the river” is a project of 3e Connectivity and promises to invest billions of dollars in planned infrastructure in the health and education sectors instead.

Anne Deblois, in February 2021 she said on Twitter: “The 3e The bond is outstanding for at least 50 years”.