Marois asks Couillard again to run in Viau by-election

Posted By: Shuyee Lee · 10/28/2013 2:23:00 PM

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois is once again challenging Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard to run in a by-election in the Montreal-area riding of Viau.

Couillard has said he'd be open to running for a seat in the National Assembly in that riding, once Marois made it clear she would not call a snap election but would hold two by-elections instead, one in Viau and one in Outremont.

Marois has called on Couillard before to run in the Viau riding and she did it again today.

"I think it's important for the leader of the Liberal Party to be in the National Assembly because it's a place where we (make) decisions about the population of Quebec and it's the place of a leader to be there," Marois told reporters.

Marois reiterated that she would not run a candidate against him.

"I hope he will accept my invitation," she said.

Couillard said he'll wait and see if the decree actually comes down. Marois promised it would, on the Monday following this Sunday's municipal elections.

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  1. Murray posted on 10/28/2013 04:14 PM
    If I were Couillard I would invite Marois to run against me!!
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