Jean Charest survives non-confidence motion -

Jean Charest survives non-confidence motion

PQ leader Pauline Marois had asked MNAs to help defeat “rotten system” (UPDATED)


Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois looked to Liberal MNAs to join her in voting for non-confidence motion in Premier Jean Charest on Wednesday. Marois wants to get rid of “a rotten system that Quebecers no longer want,” and cites her call for a public inquiry into the construction industry as her main motive. For his part, Charest dismissed the motion, saying the National Assembly is “not a people’s court.” A new election is unlikely, since the Liberals hold a majority of seats.

UPDATE: Thanks to their Parliamentary majority, the Liberals defeated the censure motion 61 to 57.

Montreal Gazette


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