Liberal Quebec lieutenant resigns

Denis Coderre steps down over Outremont controversy

Denis Coderre has announced his resignation, saying he lost the “moral authority” to continue working as the Liberal lieutenant for Quebec. This comes just days after Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff announced former MP Martin Cauchon would become the candidate for Outremont overturning Coderre’s decision to have Nathalie Le Prohon run for the riding. Coderre criticized Ignatieff for ignoring the people who know what’s best for Quebecers. “I always believed the head office of the Liberal Party in Quebec was in Montreal and not Toronto,” he said. Coderre will remain as the MP for Bourassa.

The Gazette

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