The chosen ones of QS will swear an oath to

The chosen ones of QS will swear an oath to the king, but won’t stop there

Québec solidaire MPs finally join forces and become King Charles III. take the oath. Only the three elected PQ members are still threatening to oppose the President of the National Assembly.

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Québec Solidaire announced its decision in a press release early Thursday morning. Its elected officials will take the oath of allegiance to the British Crown in order to be able to sit and pass legislation making it optional.

The release of a statement by the President of the National Assembly earlier this week convinced those in solidarity not to flout Parliament’s rules. François Paradis threatened recalcitrant MPs with expulsion by the security services.

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“The decision of the President of Parliament is very disappointing, but it is clear and unimpeachable: to finally correct this injustice, a bill must be passed. Québec solidaire does not trust the two federalist parties to do this work. If you want to change the rules of the game, you can’t rely on others. You have to do it yourself. We will take our responsibilities, enter the Blue Room and ensure that no one is forced to take this humiliating oath,” Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois said in a press release.

He also pledged to “collaborate” with the leader of the Parti Québécois, who has fueled the protest movement and may find himself unable to take his place in the Blue Room.

“We are ready to table a motion to allow all MPs to sit without the controversial oath. We will use all means at our disposal to unblock the impasse. But you have to be seated to do that,” adds Mr. Nadeau-Dubois.

QS recalls that MP Sol Zanetti introduced legislation in 2019 to make the oath of allegiance to the British Crown optional.

It had finally been convened by the Legault government at the very end of its mandate, too late to be adopted without the consensus of all parties.

The Quebec Liberal Party ultimately opposed its adoption.

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