Jacques Demers seems somewhat uneasy with his new profession.
Demers said he would work hard and is convinced that he can succeed in defending vulnerable Canadians when it comes to issues he struggled with in his youth, such as poverty, child abuse and literacy. But he said he has “no idea” whether his new political party is the best vehicle to help him fight for those causes and that he would be reluctant to campaign for the Conservatives in an election.
“I’m not ready for that,” he said. “I’m not a politician who knocks on doors, shakes hands, goes into halls, (telling people to) vote for me, making a bunch of promises and is not able to keep them. I don’t want to play that role. I want to be a loyal man. I will work hard, and at a certain point, there will be a sign I give myself to express myself more.”