PQ courts student leader
A report this morning suggests the former president of a student group will be a candidate in the next provincial election.
La Presse says Leo Bureau-Blouin, former leader of the Federation of CEGEP students or FECQ, will represent the PQ in Laval- des-Rapides.
On Sunday, Bureau-Blouin appeared on CJAD's Next Gang of Four, and was asked whether he would consider a jump to politics.
"I'm not completely rejecting this possibility," he said, "from one way to the other I want to be part of what's going on whether it be on the media side or the political side."
Running in the riding of Laval-des-Rapides would put him up against Quebec's junior finance minister Alain Paquet, who ironically sat around the negotiating table with Bureau-Blouin and other student leaders during talks with the government.
Political analyst Professor Bruce Hicks says the move can't hurt the Parti Québecois.
"They need to get the anti-Charest sentiment on their side, so they need to be tapping into the protest movement," he says.
A spokesperson for Bureau-Blouin says the former student leader will be meeting with the PQ's executive today but that a final decision hasn't been made yet.