Lisée, Drainville disagreed on Charter provisions

It's not quite a day late and a dollar short, but it's close.

La Presse columnist Denis Lessard writes in today's edition that in his heart the former Minister Responsible for Anglophone Relations Jean-François Lisée  was against most of the provisions of the Charter of Values which would have prohibited government employees from wearing religious symbols on the job.

Lessard says there was a high degree of tension on the issue between Lisée and the architect of the bill, Minister responsible for Democratic Institutions Bernard Drainville.

He also says that there were members of the caucus who considered the bill indefensible if challenged in court.

During the campaign Pauline Marois made it clear that if the Charter was struck down in a Supreme Court challenge she would not hesitate to invoke the notwithstanding clause to have it upheld.

Liberal leader Philippe Couillard says he will reveal the legal opinion  obtained by the PQ once his government is in place.

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  1. markR posted on 04/10/2014 09:31 AM
    "Minister responsible for Democratic Institutions Bernard Drainville", more like Minister responsible for UNdemocratic Institutions and falsehoods!
  2. Joel Duchoeny posted on 04/10/2014 09:38 AM
    Sure, sure - now all the PQ members will be telling us how they were against this and against that. Next they'll be telling us that they love Canada, have always felt a special place in their hearts for Canada and want everybody to put a Canadian flag in their window and also to learn English. They were jus misunderstood.
  3. jonico posted on 04/10/2014 10:31 AM
    Now the mice are scrambling around after the nest is destroyed. You have again shown you have absolutely no credibility along with your comrades (the one with the longest & sharpest knife will win). Keep it up, we love soap operas - very entertaining.
  4. SStM posted on 04/10/2014 10:45 AM
    Why would anybody be expected to trust anything these politicians say when they clearly have no intent to be forthcoming with the truth. Now Lisée says THIS? These are not nuanced matters of opinion. It's not tomato vs tomato. It's yes vs. no, wrong vs. right, truth vs lie. What will they say tomorrow in order to further their interests?
    1. Pat posted on 04/11/2014 07:52 AM
      @SStM They will tell us Pauline's failed her french equivalency test because she's a HUGE supporter of anglophones and she's avidly learning the arabic language, Or maybe that Drainville doesn't really want his own country. Everyone just misunderstood him. I'm so tired of their horrible lies. I'm glad their out.
  5. Rhonda Buckland posted on 04/10/2014 11:12 AM
    Funny how he reveals this now that he knows the majority of Quebecors are not behind it...Talk to the hand, Lisee...
  6. ric posted on 04/10/2014 11:37 AM
    Lisee you back stabbing hypocrite. Don't look for any sympathy from us Anglos, minorities, and sensible Francos, we brought down your party. It's a shame that you got re-elected.
  7. NIca posted on 04/10/2014 11:50 AM
    Regardless of what he believed in his "heart," he defended and promoted that miserable piece of trash, among other things.

    Lisée is a despicable man and a pathetic politician. A grown man that has to trample and put others down just to makes himself bigger is bound to self-destruct. He clearly has learned NOTHING from this entire debacle as his "open letters" to PM and his analysis of their defeat suggest his complete denial of what the PQ represented and is now just trying to save face.

    Things have come full circle for the PQ. They showed their true colors and Quebecers have spoken - not just the bad anglos and the horrible ethnics but also the Francophones (imagine that!) You reap what you sow. It's time to get a clue, Lisée and go away!
  8. gregcanada posted on 04/10/2014 01:07 PM
    What a joke the PQ party is. LIsee is now saying that he disagreed with most parts of the charter. Are you kidding me.??? Words cannot even express how deceitful these guys are. They just spent 18 months in power and 80,000,000 dollars of tax payer money for a second election trying to pass this stupid Charter and now, just 3 days after losing the election Lisee is claiming, "ha ha i never really believed in it anyways!!!

    With the PQ there is no limit to their lying and manipulation.
    They will lie through their teeth any chance they get.

    They must think Quebecers are stupid idiots!!!!
    1. Jimovitch posted on 04/15/2014 07:18 AM
      @gregcanada "Quebecers are stupid idiots!!!!" The PQ and the Bloc have been trying to convince all the rest of Canada that for a long time.
  9. George73 posted on 04/10/2014 05:01 PM
    So Lisee simply didn't have the guts to voice his convictions?
    1. Jimovitch posted on 04/15/2014 07:20 AM
      @George73 Thats because he hasn't been convicted yet... But there is enough corruption in the PQ that he just may be soon.
  10. More BS posted on 04/13/2014 01:49 PM
    Quebeckers disagreed with your leader and your party so the less crap we here from you the better off the PROVINCE will be.
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