Lisée says he is ready to sue St-Pierre

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Parti Québécois MNA Jean-Francois Lisée says he is ready to sue Liberal international affairs minister Christine St-Pierre.

Last week St-Pierre charged that Lisée abused his position while serving as the Marois government's international relations minister to visit his family in France while travelling abroad.

Accompanied by his spouse and PQ interim leader Stéphane Bédard at a press conference at the National Assembly this morning, Lisée said St-Pierre's allegations were completely unfounded and insulting to him and his family.

His wife works as a researcher at a university in Paris and Lisée did say he would use time to visit her while travelling.

But he strongly denied he ever abused government money or resources.

Lisée says St-Pierre's words will have consequences

"I'm asking the minister to fully retract her statements by this time next week and issue an apology to my family," he said. "Barring which, I will start a lawsuit for defamation."

He added that St-Pierre crossed a line for purely partisan reasons.

"To have our family life brought into the public debate - again, without any proof - is unacceptable," he said.

He added that he will only accept the apology if he feels it is sincere.

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  1. Kent Tyson posted on 07/15/2014 12:21 PM
    I would say that Lisee owes an apology to Canada for treason first before St-Pierre does anything. The accusation of spending government money for travel purposes, I'm sure is something that Lisee would consider. I wouldn't trust a thing this guy says or does!
  2. Rick posted on 07/15/2014 01:16 PM
    get in line behind Andre Boisclair....
  3. Karla Liebrandt posted on 07/15/2014 02:26 PM
    First of all, why do we even NEED an International Relations minister in the first place? We are a province, not a country. This country already has an External Affairs minister. Why the duplicity? Here is a perfect example of government waste. Get rid of it! Remember Trudeau's words: "Canada will speak with one voice."
  4. More BS posted on 07/15/2014 05:44 PM
    Typical separatist whiner . Likes to accuse but does not to be accused.
  5. Robert posted on 07/15/2014 06:41 PM
    This idiot would not know up or down even with arrows
  6. stm posted on 07/15/2014 07:27 PM
    It's all at our expense ! They can all go sue themselves.
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