Leo Bureau-Blouin wants to run PQ's youth wing

LA PRESSE

Former student leader and PQ MNA Leo Bureau-Blouin wants to become the leader of the Parti Québécois' youth wing.

The 22-year-old became the youngest MNA in history in the 2012 election, when he won the riding of Laval-des-Rapides. That spring, he first made a name for himself as head of the CEGEP students' federation during the student protest movement.

He lost his seat to Liberal Saul Polo on April 7.

Bureau-Blouin says he favors returning sovereignty to the centre of the party's discussions, and he's also looking to bring young voters back to the PQ fold, at a time when the party ranks behind the Liberals, CAQ and even Québec Solidaire among youths.

"The Parti Québécois comes in dead last among young voters, and I don't want to stand by and watch it happen," Bureau-Blouin told La Presse. " By the time of the next election in 2018, 100 per cent of those less than 40 years of age will have never voted in a referendum of sovereignty. There's lots of work to do to revive the discussion."

The youth wing picks its new leader at its annual meeting on June 21.

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  1. Joe posted on 05/28/2014 07:34 PM
    This is great. He is saying that the PQ came dead last for the same reasons that he wants to promote. Love it....
  2. Scot posted on 05/28/2014 09:15 PM
    um.. you lost your riding, your party had the worst turnout in over 30 years, and you think you can turn that around with what?? Your BS propaganda and lies about sovereignty ? Really? Good luck with that LOL!!
  3. Kent Tyson posted on 05/28/2014 09:30 PM
    Perfect example of youth being wasted on the young. If this kid had brains, he'd be dangerous. Instead of trying to make Canada better, he tries to waste votes on sovereignty. Very foolish!!!
  4. Dave posted on 05/29/2014 04:21 AM
    ...Your 15 minutes are up, Leo Two-Names.
  5. clint posted on 05/29/2014 08:22 AM
    You GO ! Leo.......may be the only place you are wanted.
  6. LMAO posted on 05/29/2014 03:30 PM
    As long as we have young people like this dedicated to the PQ future the rest of Quebec will be fine.
  7. ssm posted on 06/01/2014 06:34 PM
    How clever is Bureau-Blouin. He's already using PQ profound reasoning when he says "By the time of the next election in 2018, 100 per cent of those less than 40 years of age will have never voted in a referendum of sovereignty" .
    I'd like to add such useful rhetoric as:
    1, By the time of the next election in 2018, 100 per cent of those less than 40 years of age will have never been older than 40 years of age.
    2, "By the time of the next election in 2018, 100 per cent of those less than 40 years of age will have never used the Canadian Dollar in a sovereign Quebec.
    3, "By the time of the next election in 2018, 100 per cent of those less than 40 years of age will be under the age of 40.
    4, "By the time of the next election in 2018, 100 per cent of those less than 40 years of age will have never suffered from more than 40 years of exposure to the public display of minority languages and religious symbols and non secular clothing ... other than the crucifix
    All excellent reasons to support the Parti Quebecois.
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