The nerve of Jean-Francois Lisee
This really blew my mind. Jean-Francois Lisee says Montreal's mayoral candidates don't have the mandate to oppose his government's proposed Charter of Values. And then he told reporters "they are free to say whatever they like."
Talk about double-speak.
Who is Jean Lisee to tell the mayoral hopefuls what they can and can not say? Who is Jean Lisee to interfere in the election process in Montreal?
Montrealers have the absolute right to know where the candidates stand on any given issue and the four main candidates have all spoken out against the charter.
And it gets better.
Lisee says then-Mayor Jean Drapeau kept silent when it came to Bill 101. But as 'The Gazette' points out, Drapeau did in fact speak out against the French Language Charter and expressed his reservations.
Liberal MNA Christine St-Pierre says Lisee's attitude is "condescending" and "insulting." I couldn't agree more.
Does anyone really believe Lisee isn't telling the candidates to shut up? I sure don't.
It's time he takes some of his own advice.