July 3, 2022

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Withdrawal from political life | Claire Samson says she worked harder in Dr. Giovanni than in Parliament

Withdrawal from political life |  Claire Samson says she worked harder in Dr. Giovanni than in Parliament

(Quebec) Conservative MP Claire Samson said goodbye to politics on Thursday, saying backbench MPs like her had “not worked hard for two years”.

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Gabriel Beland

Gabriel Beland

“Of all the jobs I did, when I was 17 I was a clerk at Miracle Mart‌ or I was a waitress at Da Giovanni, where I worked as a deputy in the National Assembly. Where I have worked the least in my life,” began the member for the non-reserve Iberville.

“I guess the successive health ministers who came one after the other did little and worked with the education of Jean-Franకోois Roberz. But “green plant” deputies like me have not struggled in two years, “she continued.

M.Me Samson, however, says he enjoys duties in his constituency office. However she acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Lukashenko’s government. She warns that “green plants” will grow if the CAQ gets a large majority in the coming elections. “Of course, I do not know how many ministers there are unless they go up. ⁇

Not bitter according to her

The 67-year-old woman was first elected in 2014 under the CAQ banner. She was re-elected in 2018, but was not given a seat on the cabinet by Franకోois Legalt. In June 2021, she joined PCQ.

In front of reporters on Thursday, when scratched under politics, she said she had no bitterness for Franకోois Legalt.

“I will never talk to him again and I will definitely not go to his civic rallies. The only way to see him again is to represent me in L’Assomption. For fun, I thought about it.”

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But bitter, however, is sometimes obvious. During the question, she left the Blue Room. Speaking to Cranefoot journalists, she described Franకోois Legalt as saying: “I went to smoke. It’s less harmful than listening, adding “this is a joke”.

The former executive from the media world said she wants a strong opposition presence in the coming elections. The scene where the CAQ has 90 or more deputies is, according to her, “terrible”.

“It gives them nothing more, but it’s a far cry from democracy and Quebec citizens. They can do anything and no questions asked anymore,” she said.

“I saw how weak the opposition was. I want a strong opposition to the Quebecs in the next election. It doesn’t just rest on your shoulders for reporters. Strong opposition is needed. ⁇

She took advantage of her farewell by thanking her former standard poodle pepper, a dog trained to watch her seizures coming. “He helped me a lot when I came here, and I’m been talking about pepper lately.”

With Charles Lecavalier, Press