From La Presse:
“Sources indicate Mario Dumont had an offer from Stephen Harper who saw him as an advisor for Quebec before becoming a star candidate for the Conservatives at the next elections. Mario Dumont hopes, however, to leave public life, which is why he has also refused offers from news organizations and television.”
ADQ share of Quebec popular vote, 2008 Quebec provincial election: 16.4%
Conservative share of Quebec popular vote, 2008 general election: 21.7%
The opposition mentality can be hard to shake. One question about Stephen Harper is whether his interlude as a bridge-builder and coalition broadener, which lasted at least from 2002 to 2006, is over and, if so, whether it is ever going to come back.