Legault riding surge in popularity as campaign enters final stretch

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Francois Legault says the CAQ still has a lot of life left in it.

He was in downtown Montreal this morning and saying that the latest poll numbers show support for his party growing - and that he thinks he can ride a wave to victory on Monday.

A Leger poll put support for his party at 23 percent - that's behind the PQ's 29 and the Liberals' 40, but still eight points up from only 10 days ago.

Legault said he is not conceding defeat by any means.

He repeated his assertions against his opponents: Pauline Marois was too focussed on the charter at the expense of the economy, and that Philippe Couillard's association with disgraced ex MUHC chief Arthur Porter and his support for candidate Gaetan Barrette, who received a $1.2-million golden parachute from a medical specialists union, shows he lacks judgement.

"We have to accept that sometimes in your life you make bad calls, and these two calls were bad," he said.

He also repeated his assertion that Couillard is only offering stale promises from his predecessor on jobs.

"Jean Charest presented himself with a board that said he will create 250,000 jobs. I think it's the same board Mr. Couillard used during this campaign," he said.

Legault was in Montreal this morning and will spend the rest of the day on the north and south shores.

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  1. Barcham posted on 04/05/2014 04:20 PM
    If he thinks he can "ride a wave to victory" on Monday, the man is simply delusional and a delusional man is not a suitable leader for this province. It's bad enough we have suffered the last 18 months with bigots and liars in charge, we do not need someone who is not bright enough to see the obvious. I hope he is not too disappointed when he comes in third. Maybe next time he can make official opposition status - if he is still in politics in 4 years, of course.
  2. Chris Eustace posted on 04/06/2014 11:05 AM
    April 6, 2014


    It's good to see François Legault forging ahead with his economic and education policies, which, in my opinion, are by far superior to the two other major parties.

    Let's face it the Parti Québécois and the Liberals haven't done really that much for the economy.... This massive debt we owe is both their fault ; the language problems same thing ( the OLFQ was created by the Liberals).....

    On the matter of corruption , the Liberals weren't saints.

    I voted for François Legault , a self-made millionaire and co-founder of Air Transat , in the last election. His vision on issues such as the economy, debt, health and education are clear and make sense. His arithmetic is spot on.

    The man has integrity ; the CAQ is a credible political force and would do good, on many fronts, for our province...

    On April 7, I hope the CAQ does well enough to form, at least, the first opposition party.

    Indeed, we need a fresh start - a change.

    Chris Eustace
    1. Barcham posted on 04/07/2014 10:41 AM
      @Chris Eustace The CAQ is still a separatist party at heart and I could never give my vote to anyone who wishes to destroy Canada. It is unfortunate, because as you say they do have some good ideas. However it's always easy to have good ideas and to think you can solve all the problems when you have never had a look behind the curtain to see exactly how bad the problems really are.

      Once you are in power, you discover that solving the problems is really not so simple and your focus changes from fixing things to getting re-elected.
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