(Lac-Beauport) Marc Tanguay believes that the Quebec Liberal Party’s (PLQ) crushing defeat in the recent elections is partly explained by the difficulty of summarizing complex policy proposals in a simple manner.
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The “eco” project – regional economic development based on investments in renewable energy – was difficult to explain to Quebecers, according to the Liberal interim leader, who is replacing ex-boss Dominique Anglade until the end of a possible leadership race.
” [C’est] a lighthouse project that we proposed during the election campaign, which is a long-term vision for 2050. It was very difficult to translate in a few seconds or a few minutes,” he said on the sidelines of the party’s pre-session caucus in Lac-Beauport, north of Quebec.
Over the next few months, regional Liberals will return to the field to understand why a majority of voters shunned them in the election. The official Quebec opposition has 19 MNAs, including a single MNA from outside the Greater Montreal area (André Fortin riding Pontiac in Outaouais).
“You have to simplify the message on very complex issues. I work on that every day,” said Marc Tanguay.
In Quebec City, Liberals promise to table questions this winter on economic issues, labor shortages, the rising cost of living and the integrity of the state’s essential missions like health and education.
says Francois Legault [qu’il a] a government of results, but that’s not true. François Legault is a failed government. When we see what’s happening in healthcare, the judiciary, or childcare, we don’t see the results. These are failures,” said Mr. Tanguay.
Eyes on Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne
In the coming weeks, the Liberal Party will also announce who will wear the official opposition colors in an eventual by-election in Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne in Montreal. This constituency, won by the Liberals on October 3, has been vacant since the resignation of former party leader Dominique Anglade.
“We are in the analysis. There are several candidates under analysis,” said Mr. Tanguay.
Your main colleague in this part, Québec solidaire (QS), has already announced that immigration lawyer Guillaume Cliche-Rivard will again wear the colors of the Left Party in the election. On 3 October, Mr Cliche-Rivard received 28% of the votes cast versus 36% for his Liberal rival.