February 6, 2023

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Wave of departures from Quebec’s Conservative Party

Wave of departures from Quebec's Conservative Party

At least five members of the national office Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ) has led the way in recent weeks, including its president, Denis Peter. Those who left following internal heartbreaks observed this collapse in formationEric Duheim.

In recent days, several names have disappeared from the party office’s organization chart on its website. President Denis Peter, whom Eric Duhaime often presented as a personal friend, was no longer there. As is former vice president of finance Myleene Bouchard (also a candidate in Montmorency).

destiny It is learned that the President of the Political Commission, Andre Valicut, has also left in the past few days. Mr. Valicut, a former spokesman for the Montreal Economic Institute, coordinated the development of the party’s pre-election programs. He must be replaced by Dr. Karim Ilubi.

The party has a new president in the person of Donald Gagnon, the party’s defeated candidate in Vanier-les-Rivières.

“Eric was making changes around him,” explained Jimmy Voer, who also left the office earlier this fall. There are other people who take over and I think that’s fine. The party is moving in the right direction. »

Invited to comment, party spokesman Cedric Lapointe replied that the changes were in the order of things. “It is common for them to go the day after the elections. They gave a lot. We thank them. »

According to the spokesman, these changes are not symptoms of internal cracks. “The good news is that almost everyone is participating in the party at another level. »

A hard fall

Criticisms have been pouring in on the party leadership since the elections held on October 3. Many members and candidates blamed Eric Duhaime’s entourage and especially its managing director, Raphael Cavaliere, for the ballot’s disappointing results. The latter is still in office, but according to our sources, he too should be replaced soon.

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“The people in place are not the ones we want to be, says a former candidate of the PCQ who confirms that even Eric Duhaime can be challenged. Some members are preparing for a test of confidence, and Eric is sure to be in trouble if he doesn’t wake up. »

A vote of confidence in Eric Duhaime will take place at an undetermined date during the upcoming party congress in 2023. On the other hand, members must meet in Drummondville on December 17 for a general council.

Party and its leader It was also heavily criticized by supporters of the conspiracy Who blames them for not denouncing the electoral fraud of which Eric Duhaime is the alleged victim. Donald Trump.

The Conservative leader is currently touring the regions and awaiting a decision from the National Assembly on the services he can access at Parliament House.

He still hosts his weekly live show on social media, but instead of long talks with his supporters, he now does long interviews with special guests. Last week, former President of the National Assembly Jean-Pierre Charbonneau was invited to present the benefits of reforming the voting system.

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