Liberals "genetically unable" to defend Quebec's values, Drainville says.

Philippe Couillard and Fatima Houda-Pepin

Parti Quebecois minister Bernard Drainville says the dispute between the Liberals and their former MNA Fatima Houda-Pepin shows that the party can not be trusted to stand up for Quebec's values - down to their very genes.

"They are genetically unable to defend and affirm the values of Quebec," says Drainville, the minister spearheading the bill that would ban religious symbols in the public service.

He says Houda-Pepin was calling on her party to evolve closer to the opinion of many Quebecers. "They are totally disconnected. Totally disconnected."

The Liberals say Drainville is declaring himself to have a "monopoly" on Quebec's values.


Last fall, the Bloc Quebecois expelled one of its members after she publicly criticized the Parti Quebecois' charter. Drainville would not comment on what differences he might see between the two situations.

Natalie Roy, however, sees parallels. "Those women just said what they think. They said it was important to do something and they were rejected by their own party."

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  1. Nica posted on 01/21/2014 03:38 PM
    What QC values, Drainville?

    So far, we've heard of everything you'd like to exclude and what you'd want everyone else to do or not do...but please, elaborate on these supposed QC values?

    As far as I'm concerned, Caron & Pineault have already filled us in.
  2. Murray posted on 01/21/2014 08:13 PM
    Quebec is morally and financially bankrupt. There is little hope.
  3. dan frank posted on 01/22/2014 07:08 PM
    And since the liberals are unable to "genetically defend" Quebec Value will we one day have to have a DNA test to determine if we bare the right gene to be qualified as a true Quebecker ? Will that be followed by further segregation ? and at the end Balakanazation?
  4. Kat posted on 01/23/2014 11:39 AM
    Drainville is genetically incapable of seeing how stupid this charter is.
    Stupid is as stupid does.
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