Couillard: PLQ must stand up for rights and freedoms
The Liberal party of Quebec adopted a code of ethics at it's general council meeting this afternoon, the first for a political party in the province.
PLQ leader Philippe Couillard told members at the party's general council yesterday his party is ready to take on the Parti Quebecois in an election -- whenever one is called.
Calling the PQ's proposed Charter of Values a "toxic" initiative, Couilllard says to him individual freedoms are non-negotiable.
"If the PQ government thinks it can take our rights and freedoms away, let me just say: 'over my dead body,'" he said to the roughly 400 party members attending the meeting.
Couillard also says it is up to the PLQ to stand up for people's rights and freedoms.
"We will defend and preserve our individual rights and freedoms at all cost," he said. "I will stand up and protect them to the end."
Couillard added the PQ is out of touch with Quebecers and needs to stop pushing a sovereigntist agenda.
"We reject the lose-lose narrow-minded, petty vision embodied by the PQ. We already have a homeland. We already have a country," he said.
Premier Pauline Marois announced earlier today her PQ party would not call a snap election this year in an attempt to win a majority in the National Assembly.