PQ to meet behind closed doors to discuss defeat

Parti Quebecois members will be meeting in Laval Saturday, behind closed doors, to discuss its crushing defeat during the last provincial election April 7th.

TVA reported this is the first meeting since the defeat and will serve to lay the ground ahead of its next conference in June.

The party will be discussing points that will lead the orientation conference in 2016-2017, according to the television network.

The PQ lost the power of government in the last election, and only earned 30 seats in the National Assembly, or 25 per cent of the popular vote.

Pauline Marois, the party leader until June 7th, lost her own seat to a Liberal candidate in the Charlevoix riding, north of Quebec City.

Marois stepped down from her political positions immediately after the defeat.

The rules for the leadership race aren’t set yet.

Possible contenders for the leadership include Bernard Drainville, Jean-Francois Lisée, Pierre Karl Péladeau, Alexandre Cloutier, Véronique Hivon, Sylvain Gaudreault and Réjean Hébert.

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  1. Paul posted on 04/29/2014 06:06 AM
    The PQ lost the election because they don't know how to govern properly.
  2. Kent Tyson posted on 04/29/2014 08:20 AM
    I'd love to attend this meeting just to watch each of them blaming the other for the huge defeat that we all watched go down. What a joyous occasion! I also wonder which of the 3 stooges will become the next leader. Drainville, the one who came up with the Charter of Hatred, Lisee who thinks he's the savior of the Anglos or Peladeau who's lucky his father was born before him. PQ GO away and DON"T come back another day - to spread your lies, deceit and hate!
  3. Eric posted on 04/29/2014 08:35 AM
    I think the PQ need to enlist the services of an International Realtor to locate them their own country. They are wasting their time here if they truly want to achieve that goal.
  4. more BS posted on 04/29/2014 09:06 AM
    Stay behind closed doors, for good !
    1. Sara posted on 04/29/2014 09:59 AM
      @more BS Its always nice when news sites or journalists do not publish a personal opinion. I think its sad to see negative reponses about such a meeting considering that they were the only party after "le bloc" that defended some interest culturally and also economically for the province of quebec on a national standpoint. 7$ /day daycare alowed womens like me to work and study instead of being housewives with childrens. Preservation of culture for all (religion included) is important.
  5. Phil posted on 04/29/2014 11:12 AM
    Pauline was right about one thing. She kept insisting that the PQs Charter of Values will unite Quebecers, not divide them.

    She was right. It united most Quebecers against the PQ.

    Good riddance.
  6. ric posted on 04/29/2014 10:22 PM
    Stupidity, hatred, racism, deceit, etc....... I would love to hear them blame each other. I want to thank pauline and her 3 stooges for an almost total wipeout of the pq party.
  7. Joey posted on 05/02/2014 11:58 AM
    They lost the election because they did not listen to the people of Quebec. The people of Quebec do not want a charter of values which was never legal. They are fed up with referendum talk. They are fed up with language laws...........etc. What we do want is stability, jobs and freedom of what we want to talk, what we want to wear..........etc.

    Good ridence to bad rubbish!!!
  8. Eric posted on 05/06/2014 09:10 AM
    Recently I heard that they are disappointed that the Liberals did not appoint a minister responsible for Anglos. I think the Liberals should appoint a minister responsible for sovereignists instead. Now the tables are turned!
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