Paul St-Pierre Plamondon today ends his nine-day mission in Europe where he wanted to forge ties in support of independence.
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Hollande, Puigdemont, etc.
The leader of the Parti Québécois flew to England, Scotland, Belgium and France during the first week of parliamentary recess in Quebec.
In France, he notably met the former French President François Hollande, but also elected representatives from the French left and right.
A short detour to Belgium also allowed him to discuss with the Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, who lives there in exile due to Spanish repression following the victory of the separatists in the referendum.
Paul St-Pierre Plamondon now wishes to carry out such missions “regularly”, he confided on the airwaves of LCN.
“We want to relaunch PQ diplomacy,” he said. Each time we answer the questions, it allows us to clarify our project, to create interest. »
Sovereignty isn’t a boomer thing?
The editor-in-chief of Figaro Live did not go overboard to question the relevance of the sovereignty movement in 2023.
“Isn’t the independence of Quebec, the famous “Vive le Québec libre” of 1967, a thing, precisely, of 1967, an old thing, a boomer thing? “, he launched to Paul St-Pierre Plamondon during an interview broadcast live.
Without being disconcerted, the PQ leader declared that on the contrary: “’Vive le Québec libre’, it exists in CEGEPs today”.
“It’s indelible. The work of General de Gaulle is engraved in Quebec because a nation, which is very close to Quebec, tells us: we encourage you, ”he said.
Ottawa finance le « Québec bashing »
“Would an independent Quebec experience less tension with its minority groups? asked a Quebec student at a conference in Oxford.
Without being able to decide definitively, PSPP believes that it is quite possible.
“Under the Trudeau government, community-based identity politics comes with funding from organizations that are very critical of Quebec’s vision,” he replied.
For example, the president of the Quebec Community Groups Network, Marlene Jennings, had compared the reform of Law 101 to the danger of democracy in Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion.
This “Quebec bashing” funded by Ottawa is creating “tension” and “fear towards Quebecers” that do not reflect who they are, declared Mr. St-Pierre Plamondon.
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