Couillard calling on rivals to release tax and asset statements

Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard is challenging his rivals to publicly release tax returns and asset declarations for themselves and their spouses.

Couillard said this morning he will post 2012 income-tax returns and other financial details about himself and his wife on the Liberal party's website before Thursday's leaders' debate.

But Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois says she won't follow suit, arguing the provincial ethics commissioner is "very satisfied" with the financial documentation she has already provided.

Couillard says voters have the right to know about the financial situation of the four main leaders and their partners before the April 7 election.

His comments come as a new Internet poll suggests his party had the support of 40 per cent of voters, compared with 33 per cent for the incumbent Parti Quebecois.

The Leger Marketing survey of 3,692 Quebecers was conducted March 21-23 for Le Journal de Montreal and is considered accurate within 1.9 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

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  1. Paul posted on 03/25/2014 11:47 AM
    A stroke of genius, Bravo Dr. Couillard !!!! Ta da da da, Ta da da da, Hey hey, Goodbye Pauline !!!
  2. ric posted on 03/25/2014 12:04 PM
    She'll never disclose anything. The only reason for her calling an election NOW, is not to testify about their involvement to the Charbonneau Commission.
  3. George73 posted on 03/25/2014 12:48 PM

    Of course Mme Marois would never release such documents for public scrutiny. Would be impossible for her to continue to pretend to be a socialist once her true wealth is out there in black and white for all to see.

    However, didn't she claim last week that the PQ were the most ethically pure party? What better way to demonstrate that.
  4. Shakespearo posted on 03/25/2014 01:51 PM
    Let's see the PQ and Marois try to shrug this one off!
  5. Kari posted on 03/25/2014 02:38 PM
    I do believe she handed in her information BEFORE she and her husband were mentioned in the Charbonneau commission.
    C'mon Marois, if you have nothing to hide you should do as Mr. Couillard asks!!
    Nothing to hide? Nothing to be afraid of!
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