Taillon wins ADQ leadership race - Macleans.ca

Taillon wins ADQ leadership race

Former business lobbyist has big shoes to fill


Gilles Taillon is the new leader of the Action Démocratique du Québec, after an extended, bloody and largely ignored leadership race. The Quebec right wing party has lost much of the credibility (and supporters) it gained after its surprising turn as the province’s official opposition. It is still reeling from a devastating election loss last December and the subsequent departure of leader Mario Dumont. As a result, Taillon, a former director of the pro-business lobby Conseil du Patronat du Québec, must first repair the inner turmoil within his party before he can even begin to convince voters that the ADQ matters again.

The Canadian Press

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