UPDATED: Legault will table his assets; calls opposition corrupt

Says a vote for the CAQ is a vote for a Charter of Values

Tina Tenneriello/CJAD

Like Premier Pauline Marois yesterday, CAQ leader François Legault accused Liberal leader Philippe Couillard of trying to create a diversion with his request that all party leaders make their financial statements public.

Nonetheless, Legault announced at a press conference Wednesday, that he would make his and his wife's assets public, saying he doesn't want his integrity called into question.

Marois announced Tuesday that she would not comply with Couillard's request.

Following reports that UPAC had met with the Liberals and the PQ, Legault said Quebecers will "wake up with a headache" after the election if they vote for the them because of their corruption ties, which will continue to unfold.

“There's nobody that can be cleaner than me, I have no skeletons in my closet, for the other ones we don’t know,” Legault said.

Legault added that PQ ministers and MNAs were pressured to fulfill fundraising quotas, when he was a member of the party, saying he was asked to raise $80 000.

The PQ has long condemned the Liberals for having once required their ministers to raise $100 000 each.

Legault had originally called the press conference to announce, again, that a vote for his party is a vote for a Charter of Values. 

He says if elected his party will quickly table a charter because the majority of French-speaking Quebecers want rules to protect their culture. 

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  1. George73 posted on 03/26/2014 03:23 PM
    Guess Marois and her increasingly inept strategists never imagined that Legault would go public with the fact that the PQ had fundraising quotas or "objectives" as she now describes them. As if there is any practical difference in definition.

    Is there no end to the lies that she will spew in her lust for power?
  2. Barcham posted on 03/26/2014 03:44 PM
    The only way to ensure the survival of a culture is to teach it to your children. Of course, that is very difficult when you are not having enough children to ensure the survival of your ethnic group. All the laws in the world, all the charters in the world, will not protect a language or a culture.

    As for Legault and the CAQ not having to worry about corruption, well that is normal when you have never held power. And, I might add, never will.
  3. SStM posted on 03/26/2014 05:03 PM
    More than the leaders assets, Iike many others, would like to know where they got their last colonoscopy done and how long they had to wait between calling for an appointment and the actual procedure. That will tell us much more about their ethical place in Quebec society
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