Quebec Premier Pauline Marois may not be commenting directly about a recent poll suggesting Philippe Couillard is now leading among voters' intentions but she is now sharpening her attacks on the Quebec Liberal leader and his credibility.
Marois severely criticized Couillard several times during a morning news conference in Verdun where her party unveiled its education platform.
She attacked Couillard for his ethics, referring to new reports linked to Couillard's past ties with Dr. Arthur Porter, former head of the MUHC. She said he's concerned that Couillard may have some ethical problems, comparing him several times to his predecessor, ex-premier Jean Charest. Marois said she doesn't believe Quebeckers want to go back to those days.
"He has the same perspective, the same vision, except on the constitution," Marois said, also criticizing Couillard for what she calls his flip-flops on constitutional talks.
"He has exactly the same behaviour. He doesn't renew his team, he has the same team," Marois said, listing a couple of LIberal MNAs such as Sam Hamad and Christine St-Pierre, who served as cabinet ministers under Charest.
"That is the team of Mr. Charest with some additions."
Marois insisted her campaign is going well and her game plan will not change.