Coderre would let his ministers participate in fundraising cocktails

(Montreal) A Liberal government led by Denis Coderre would let his ministers participate in his party’s fundraising cocktails.

This was indicated by the potential candidate for leadership of the PLQ, in the midst of controversy over the financing methods of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ).

For almost three weeks, the opposition has accused the CAQ of having dangled access to ministers during cocktails in exchange for a $100 donation to the party fund.

Last week, PQ leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon said that if he took power, he would prohibit his ministers from taking part in fundraising activities, to avoid any conflict of interest.

In an interview with The Canadian Press, Mr. Coderre said that if he was elected leader of the PLQ and formed the next government in 2026, he would continue to let his ministers take part in fundraising activities.

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