BROKEN BLOC: 70% Of Bloc Quebecois MPs Quit After Leader Refuses To Step Down

MPs had demanded party leader Martine Ouellet step down. When she refused, they quit to sit as independents.

In a flash, the Bloc Quebecois lost 70% of their MPs.

7 out of 10 BQ members in the House of Commons have quit to sit as independents.

The move came after a party caucus meeting in Ottawa.

The seven MPs are Louis Plamondon, Gabriel Ste-Marie, Rheal Fortin, Luc Theriault, Simon Marcil, Monique Pauze, and Michel Boudrias.

According to the CP, Plamondon said the issue came down to their leader Martine Ouellet:

He said he is “leaving the leader” but “is not leaving the Bloc Quebecois.”

Luc Theriault said “We were faced with two options: either Madame Ouellet stepped down, or we walked.”

Former BQ Leader Gilles Duceppe criticized Ouellet, saying “she can’t stay.”

“Duceppe said Ouellet’s style was never appreciated, be it within the Bloc, the PQ or the Quebec Natural Resources Department she headed between 2012 and 2014. “Everywhere where she went it was like that,” said Duceppe, adding he never worked with her directly. “I haven’t seen, among people I talk to, and I speak to people on the left and the right, I haven’t seen anyone particularly happy with her leadership style.”‘

Ouellet says she plans to stay on, despite over half her party caucus quitting.

The Bloc – already struggling amid weakening separatist sentiment in Quebec – will now lose even more relevance.

Spencer Fernando

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9 comments Add yours
  1. ‘MPs had demanded party leader Martine Ouellet step down. When she refused, they quit to sit as independents.’

    What I would like is that:

    Lib mps to demand that their leader, Justin Trudeau STEP DOWN. If not they will walk out. Sadly, the lib mps will sand their ground protecting their dictator.

  2. Spencer, Quebec never signed on to the constitution so they are already separated. We should have no mp’s or Prime Ministers in charge over the other nine provinces. And since not all ten provinces signed as required, we have a de facto federal government.
    Do you ever read the posts ? I spent 16 years in hard research and you have not once responded to my comments.

    1. B J, there are many comments, and I read as many as I can. It is true that Quebec didn’t sign on to the constitution, but they were a part of the country before the Constitution Act, 1982, and the Supreme Court ruled that they did not need to sign on. They are still legally a part of Canada. After all, if the separatists could have argued that refusal to sign the constitution meant Quebec isn’t part of Canada, they would be pushing that line all the time.

      1. I agree. If look it up, the Supreme Court said tough luck Quebec, you are part of Canada. Spencer is exactly right…

  3. Years ago I used to say no other country in the world would have a federal separatist party from one area trying to separate the country, while that same province has for many years supplied all the Prime Ministers and has most of the seats in Parliament, (with the one exception, Mr. Harper). No Wonder we have so many problems and they probably are so happy that Trudeau is separating us all up for them.

  4. Wow, this is almost the most exciting time in Canadian politics. Imagine a skirmish on the floor in The House Of Commons, defensive statements from India, the country with the fastest growing economy in the world, and a prime minister who has not fulfilled any of the promises in his platform. What has become of our ‘True North strong and free’ Canada under another majority Liberal Government?

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