Former premier Bernard Landry waded into the electoral fray Thursday with an attack on CAQ leader — and former right-hand man — François Legault.
Landry was at a PQ rally Wednesday evening in the north-shore riding of L'Assomption — a former PQ stronghold which is currently held by Legault.
And he told the partisan crowd that Legault's change of stripes was driven by little more than opportunism.
"Imagine that, while he was in my government, he was the most ardent defender of independence," Landry told the partisan crowd. "It's okay to change your mind, but when you change, you have to have deep convictions, and not just personal ambition.
"It's as if the pope became a Muslim".
He also took issue with Legault's assertions that the first post-independence Quebec budget would "for sure" be in the red, while a decade ago he had predicted a multi-billion dollar surplus.