Dominique Anglade would do “more harm than good” according to Serge Simard

Former Liberal minister Serge Simard has called for the resignation of Liberal leader Dominique Anglade.

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“In the last elections, I did not vote Liberal,” admitted the former minister who became a disillusioned activist.

The one who represented the county of Dubuc from 2008 to 2012 and from 2014 to 2018 believes that the attitude of Mme Anglade is dragging the party down, and the choice of a new leader is urgently needed.

“If Mme Anglade loves the party as much as she says she will bow out, he said. Right now it’s doing more harm than good.”

“She doesn’t listen to people. It’s almost “You are or you die!”. Me, I don’t like that… That’s not what the liberal family is. If there was a leadership race, I would certainly not vote for Ms. Anglade, that’s quite clear,” continued Mr. Simard.

Mr. Simard sat alongside Dominique Anglade in the Council of Ministers under the government of Philippe Couillard, from 2015 to 2018.

He had supported him during the leadership race in 2020. But a first break came when the Liberal leader spoke out against the LNG project, even before the BAPE hearings and the decision of the Legault government.

“All she had to do was position herself in favor of the development of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean,” he said. That’s not what happened, and I’ll never forgive him for that.”

According to Mr. Simard, the expulsion of MP Marie-Claude Nichols this week, which reduces the number of Liberal MPs to 20, is only the last straw in an already full vase.

“The Party is not in a position to fire a deputy.”

Serge Simard believes that only a leader connected to the regions can revive the Liberal Party.

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