Marois says she's the victim of revenge

Pauline Marois says someone who has benefited from collusion is out for revenge against her because of her party's efforts to clean up the system.

The Parti Quebecois leader was responding to damaging allegations released by Radio-Canada, which accuse Marois' husband of accepting $25,000 from an engineering executive.

In Quebec, it is illegal for a company to donate money, and individuals were not allowed to give more than $3,000 during the time in question.

Marois says Radio-Canada's source must be concocting allegations in order to stop her government's fight against corruption.

"This person who is hiding, and was clearly involved in collusion, no doubt wants the Liberals to return," Marois says.

The PQ leader says she does not know who Radio-Canada's source is, but she says it only makes sense that it's someone out for revenge considering that the information was release so close to election day.

"We are denouncing a situation where I have done nothing wrong. Nor my party. Nor my husband," she says.

Radio-Canada says it has other sources corroborating its story.

A second director of an engineering firm told the media outlet that he also gave Claude Blanchet $5,000 during the 2008 election campaign, which was disguised to appear as though the money had come from employees.

As well, two workers listed as donors for Pauline Marois in 2007 also told Radio-Canada that their employer provided them with the funds.

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  1. LMAO posted on 04/01/2014 11:20 AM
    Pauline Marois says someone who has benefited from collusion is out for revenge against her because of her party's efforts to clean up the system.

    A clean up that seems to have come after having received the gift of illegal money funding for her own party????
    1. GT posted on 04/02/2014 08:17 AM
      @LMAO When someone questions the Marois & the PQ of their ethics, it's considered a revenge plot. How about the revenge plot the PQ has been conducting against all non francophones, religious communities, and Canadians??
  2. Barcham posted on 04/01/2014 11:24 AM
    Funny how anonymous complaints are perfectly fine when they are made to the OQLF but are nothing but lies when they are made against Marois.
  3. joeN posted on 04/01/2014 11:37 AM
    Funny how when she and the PQ do the finger pointing it's legit but when the wind blows it back in their face it's someone's attempt at getting revenge. Well Pauline, we have a saying in english, what goes around comes around. Maybe because you and your party are Morally Bankrupt!
  4. More BS posted on 04/01/2014 11:50 AM
    If she put as much effort into the economy as she does coming up with excuses
    Quebec "s economy would be booming. She has an answer for everything except
    how to run a government . Maybe it was those pesky Anglos from Ontario or those rich Muslim McGill students, swimming pool controlling kids set on getting the Liberals re-elected.
  5. clint posted on 04/01/2014 12:11 PM
    Anonymous complaint....doesn't the OQLF work this way ?.............. KARMA !
    and now the "bogeyman' card is in play
  6. Douglas posted on 04/01/2014 12:50 PM
    Once again Pauline nails herself to a cross and engages in her perpetually persecuted schtik. She is always the eternal victim.

    Of course, she brought NONE of this upon herself with her xenophobia, her husband being caught on wire tap, telling lies about Ontario students trying to steal the election (the same students she courted last time around), her refusal to make her potential financial conflict of interests knows, or having been the first one to throw punches on the integrity issue (in part by) completely misrepresenting Mr Couillard's off-shore account when he was a non-resident of Canada...

    Nope, she's pure as the driven snow and everything is being done TO her.

    What a fraud she is!
  7. JoAnn posted on 04/01/2014 01:26 PM
    You can run but you cannot hide Madame. She really should think before she starts slinging poop at the Liberal party, people in glass houses should not throw stones!
  8. ric posted on 04/01/2014 02:02 PM
    Yes pauline. You, your husband and your party have shown so much integrity and honesty in the past. Running from the Charbonneau Commission and refusing to disclose your records. How can anyone doubt you?
  9. George73 posted on 04/01/2014 02:43 PM
    On what grounds would she have us believe her?

    She and her party accused Couillard of wrong-doing because he was associated with Arthur Porter at a time that NO ONE suspected that AP was less than he seemed, including the Federal Government. Just how many people with PQ leanings had dealings with AP?

    She and her party accused Couillard of wrong-doing for not paying taxes to Quebec when he was under no legal obligation to do so (yet she has refused to release details of her own assests that undoubtedly have been so organized to limit (or avoid)the amount of taxes she or her husband pays to any jurisdictions - this is what rich people do.)

    She says the Charter of Values would be legal, then belatedly is forced to admit she would need to use the not withstanding clause.

    She doesn't want a referendum and yet she refuses to state there wont be one.

    Her party is not racist/xenophobic yet continues to support candidates that have made racist/xenophobic comments.

    And just before she calls an election she forces a change in rules that will allow one of her most avid supporters to now benefit from millions in tax credit dollars.

    There is absolutely nothing this woman will not do or say to get re-elected. She brings shame on all the PQ Permiers that went before her. At least there was a limit of human decency that even they refused to cross.

    I hope she makes her family proud, since they will be the only ones. I fervently hope that history will not be subjected to the PQ revisionist leanings that it has been lately to somehow profess that this woman was worthy of her cause. A total embarassment is what she is. Under her "leadership" she has brought ridicule upon the PQ. Internationally they are viewed with suspicion, if not downright disgust at their discriminatory/racist platform. At the best they are viewed as a joke. A big hurdle for anyone that says she wants her own country. HER country. No one elses. What country wants or needs to deal with her? Even the rest of Canada could do without.
  10. George73 posted on 04/01/2014 02:54 PM
    Corruption in politics is nothing new. Its been going on for thousands of years and undoubtedly will continue to do so as long as there are mammals on this planet that refer to themselves (loosely) as human beings.

    So let's try not to distinguish between the various piles of excrement and ask ourselves some pretty simple questions.

    There is a whole bunch of the brown stuff that needs to be sorted. Economically. Socially. Would Quebec as its own country be in a better position to tackle it alone or as part of a greater country called Canada?

    Make a decision and vote accordingly. But no whining afterward.
  11. George73 posted on 04/01/2014 02:56 PM
    The woman is morally bankrupt. She's just turned 65. I hope she is returning her OAS cheque voluntarily back to ROC since as someone who wants to break up Canada, morally and ethically, she shoudl not accept any money from it.
  12. Seriously posted on 04/01/2014 03:09 PM
    A victim again? A victim of what? Her own conscience. She didn't seem to have a problem trashing Mr Couillard during the debate about Mr Porter and his tax declaration from 22years ago when he worked in Saudia. Or is it the case of she can say whatever she wants and when she wants, but she'll cry fowl..or victim of revenge this time is it?
  13. Drew posted on 04/01/2014 03:29 PM
    No Pauline we the tax payer are the victim of corruption which appears you and you husband are involved in.
  14. Voted Already posted on 04/01/2014 04:12 PM
    This was not an anonymous complaint. The affidavit was just presented on-line without signatures. I would think Radio Canada could be a trusted news source. This incident is one that was exposed. There may be more now that the door has been opened. Corruption is alive and well in politics at all levels. Getting caught and then claiming to be a victim is how people react who are used to turning things around and getting away with it. Looking forward to the Commission's Inquiry where the truth will come out, no doubt.
  15. Rooster posted on 04/01/2014 04:23 PM
    I am shocked! Shocked!!!! Corruption in the PQ.
    Round up the Usual suspects.
  16. Jim posted on 04/01/2014 04:36 PM
    I think the key here is that Lapresse has "other sources corroborating its story". If this is the case, and they are credible sources, you cannot say that the accusation is based upon a single disgruntled person. Marois' claim of being victimized is to be expected. We shouldn't expect her to admit any responsibility. She sounds more like a school yard kid yelling back "I didn't do it, she did". She is innocent until proven guilty; however, this will now give the police more to investigate when they look into the possibility of any illegal fund rising done by the PQ. Nonetheless, it doesn't look like Marois can claim to be as pure and uncorrupt as she has been presenting herself lately. She should learn that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones ... or is that only an English proverb?
  17. Alex posted on 04/01/2014 04:42 PM
    Ain't karma a bitch?
  18. Joel posted on 04/01/2014 05:03 PM
    If it weren't true Pauline and her husband would have threaten to sue for slander - but they didn't. All they did was deny the story and come up with some lame excuse.
  19. Daemoncan posted on 04/01/2014 06:01 PM
    More like the victim of her own hubris.
  20. Derek posted on 04/01/2014 06:31 PM
    Our great leader, the Premier of Quebec is just using a good old PQ trick! Anyone remember when Jacques Parizeau got up on his box and blamed the ethnic vote for his loss in the last referendum? Well our outgoing leader, Mrs. Marois is pulling the same old rabbit out of the PQ hat of excuses as Parizeau did - except this time around she is not waiting until she loses - she is giving excuses beforehand! Even she can see the writing on the wall! A least she will have her 2.5 million dollar condo in old Montreal to retire to in comfort after she has grossly misspent the tax payers money on Charters, Bills and elections that nobody wanted in the first place! Merci Pauline, Merci.
  21. Michelle posted on 04/02/2014 06:53 PM
    Bahaha guess what Marois the Karma train is coming chooooooooooo choooooooooo . I am so enjoying watching her weasel her way out of this! Finally after everything she has inflicted upon the people of Quebec and making our lives hell, she is getting some back... I love Karma!
  22. al posted on 04/06/2014 07:18 PM
    We as english people are not winners. This liberal party hasn't promise anything. We shifted the shit from the last election but the shit could be lighter with this election but it's still there..The damage is done by the PQ party. Look at all the wise people that left with their businesses. Can it be repairable I don't think so...The way I look at it my children and grandchildren are bilingual and can get a job anywhere in Canada. That was the gift I gave them as a parent..
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