Here are the elected officials or political party leaders who have stood out for good or bad reasons over the past week.
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FRANCOIS PARADIS, CAQ
He was truly up to the task as President of the National Assembly. The ex-host arbitrated the sometimes heated debates in the Blue Room well, while maintaining the respect of elected officials from all parties. Then, with him, the institution went from opacity to transparency. The member for Lévis can leave with his head held high.
CHRISTINE LABRIE, QS
She pushed the envelope by reading a message from a woman saying she was having an abortion due to the lack of childcare spaces, then asking: “This is the CAQ’s assessment for women of my generation. Is the prime minister proud? To hold the Prime Minister directly responsible for personal situations lacks elevation.
SIMON JOLIN-BARRETTE, CAQ
Recovered the blunder of François Legault, who spoke of “anecdote”. The minister instead described Saul Polo and Ruba Ghazal as "models", who use another language at home while speaking French in the public space. But he is very silent on the many cases of inadmissible delays in the processing of legal cases...
NANCY GUILLEMETTE, CAQ
Christian Dubé let the elected official from Roberval question the stakeholders at the consultation on the expansion of medical assistance in dying. She chaired the cross-party commission which devoted 200 hours to it, allowing the government to then table a bill. She sought to obtain a clear portrait, without complacency.
GND the diviner (repeat)
He had already impressed with his hockey predictions. On Wednesday, speaking a few words before the unveiling of the Jacques Parizeau monument, he recalled his words of 2013 in front of the Option nationale activists "Don't be afraid... Don't be afraid". However, when the veil was removed, he found that these are exactly the words that were inscribed on the commemorative plaque!
In the stands... at 99!
Members of the Circle of ex-parliamentarians were present at the Blue Room this week, including the dean, Paul Shooner, former member of the National Union, elected in 1966 in Yamaska. At 99, it is even said that he still goes hunting!