Pauline Marois holds first Montreal rally in Verdun

Pauline Marois during a party rally in Verdun on March 6.
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About 100 Parti Québécois supporters filled a room in the Verdun Auditorium to attend a rally for party leader Pauline Marois.

The Verdun riding has elected a Liberal every election since its creation in 1966.

So the party is relying on Lorraine Pintal, current director general of the renowned Théâtre du Nouveau Monde and the riding's new PQ candidate, to win the riding on April 7.

"I need Pintal on my team, Verdun needs Pintal as its MNA, and I need Verdun to obtain the means necessary to act," Marois told her supporters.

She also took a shot at new Liberal candidat and Laurentian bank chief economist Carlos Leitao. Marois claims Leitao praised her government's second budget upon its release, a few weeks ago.

"Unlike Philippe Couillard, he really liked our government's budget," Marois told the cheering crowd.

"I like that banker because he's right, we tabled an excellent budget."

The premier also raved about her party's accomplishments over the last 18 months in power, all the while criticizing the Liberals' "inaction" under Jean Charest.

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