A CAQ MNA says he was told by the Parti Quebecois to stop talking about controversial dealings between the premier's husband's company and the FTQ solidarity fund.
But, it's a story the Parti Quebecois denies.
The CAQ's Christian Dubé is trying to pass a bill that would change how the FTQ solidarity fund is managed.
He says the finance minister's staff told his party his bill would not move forward as long as the CAQ kept talking about Claude Blanchet's company and money he may have made thanks to the FTQ solidarity fund.
Dubé says he's since brought the matter to the minister himself. "I told him that blackmail was not acceptable."
The Finance minister's press secretary says no one on staff ever told Dubé to stop talking about the Marois-Blanchet affair. "We only said that we didn't appreciate it."
Mélanie Malenfant says the PQ never had the intention of calling Dubé's bill into law because the government plans to introduce its own bill.