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The leader of the party’s Cubacois, Paul Saint-Pierre Plamondon, said it was “apparently uncomfortable” to see the scientist sitting next to the leader of the coalition Avenir Quebec, while the latter discussed matters returning from his party’s school.
“Once again, the government is taking advantage of an extraordinary forum, press conferences on the epidemic, playing politics, making biased statements and promoting it,” he lamented.
He reiterated his request to separate public health press conferences from those organized to express political views.
The co-spokesman said Thursday’s incident was a “climax” after a few months of condemnation of a mixture of genres followed by the Legalt government, between partisan politics and crisis management. Quebec Solidair, from Gabriel Nadeo-Dubois.
“This is not for the purpose of crisis management, it is harmful to fight the epidemic,” he explained. Communication was one of the most effective weapons during the epidemic. We need clear scientific communication that is different from biased communication, so that, when talking about the fight against the epidemic, everyone knows that it is not the biased benefits at risk, but the general interests of everyone. “
A spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office has not yet responded to questions from the QMI agency on the matter.