May 20, 2022

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National Holiday | Montreal and Quebec need to get their shows back, PQ requests

National Holiday |  Montreal and Quebec need to get their shows back, PQ requests

Want the Coalition d’Venier Quebec (CAQ) to break the tradition of the great national holiday show in (Quebec) Montreal?

Patrice Bergeron
The Canadian Press

The Legalt government has refused to return to these major television celebrations after the 2022 pandemic, although the party Cubacois (PQ) is interested in it, not for tradition, but for symbol: part of Montreal Quebec.

While it is in opposition, the CAQ has already criticized the organization of the national holiday, which is always conducive to expressing the spirit of independence.

“Political decision”

According to PQ leader Paul Saint-Pierre Plamondon, the CAQ is “necessarily a political decision” to take a place for or against in favor of its partisan interests.

On Thursday, the national holiday program will be televised from Manoir Richelieu in La Malbie, Charlevoix, but there will be no big show in Quebec on Wednesday and Montreal on Thursday due to the epidemic.

However, for the rest, in 2022 and beyond, Mr Saint-Pierre Plamondon believes pitting Montreal against territories is a “wrong choice”.

The two main events will take place in Montreal and Quebec City on the 23rd and in a select area on the 24th, he said in an interview with the Canadian Press.

Historically, there has always been a Saint-Jean televised from the Quebec metropolis and it becomes a “strange sign from Montreal to Quebec” that wants to disrupt tradition. Mr. Saint-Pierre Plamondon continues.

“Rather than symbolizing Montreal’s detachment from the rest of Quebec, it is fundamental to the unification of newcomers in Montreal,” he pleaded. National pride is not just a regional affair, it is everywhere in Quebec. ”

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“Election Observations”

In addition, if only one scenario needs to be selected, the venue of this mental holiday can be chosen according to the state of mind of the government, “according to electoral observations, in such or similar priority constituencies”, the leader condemned the PQ.

“A national holiday in Montreal and Quebec” is much needed, regardless of the choice of area to host other exhibitions, he concluded.

In April, the city council of Montreal asked the government to guarantee the return of the Saint-Jean television show, which begins in 2022, as soon as possible.

In May, the Minister of Culture, Nathalie Roy, wholeheartedly hoped that television programs in the metropolis and the capital would return, but was careful not to confirm their return for 2022.

While in opposition, keep in mind that the CAQ has called for a halt to sovereign speeches on the eve of the national holiday. The CAQ wanted to organize a national holiday to withdraw from the Movement National des Cubacois (MNQ). The organization has been responsible for coordinating the festivities since 1984.