The Bloc Québécois, the sovereigntist federal party, is dealing with a major crisis as seven of its ten MPs quit the caucus. According to the dissenting members, leader Martine Ouellet’s personality is to blame. Pierre Donais talks to Gabriel Ste-Marie and Monique Pauzé, two of the MPs who will now sit as part of the newly-formed Groupe parlementaire québécois.
MP Mario Beaulieu stands behind Ouellet. He explains the vision for the sovereigntist party in Ottawa.
For his part, former leader Gilles Duceppe maintains that, without the support of her MPs, Ouellet should step down.
A day after Morneau tabled his third budget in the House of Commons, MPs Steven MacKinnon (Liberal), Jacques Gourde (Conservative) and Brigitte Sansoucy (NDP) breakdown the Liberal government’s plan.
Drawing on four decades of radio and TV experience, Pierre has a reputation for being as personable as he is astute. He joined CPAC in 2003 to host Revue Politique, a nightly review of the day’s politics for Francophone viewers. He also delves into the personal with guests on Tête à Tête. A former anchor and journalist at TQS and Télémédia CIMF-FM in Outaouais, Pierre also served as radio host and station manager. He has recently completed his Master’s degree in law at the University of Ottawa.