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  338Canada: Was Legault's endorsement a blessing or a curse for Erin O'Toole?
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Sep 12, 2021 08:06pm
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AuthorPhilippe J. Fournier
News DateSunday, September 12, 2021 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWe did not actually believe that Quebec Premier François Legault was going to stay on the sidelines for the entirety of this federal campaign, did we?

While the two debates from the Federal Commission were presented as the main highlights of the past week, one could argue the potentially biggest vote mover event may have taken place not in Gatineau, but in Quebec City, a few hours before the English debate.

In a stunning press conference on Thursday morning, Quebec Premier François Legault gave Erin O’Toole’s Conservative Party (CPC) what amounts to an endorsement by process of elimination, by warning Quebecers against voting for the Liberals, the NDP or the Green Party: “To protect the nation of Quebec, I think we have to be careful with these parties,” he said Thursday morning. “Those three parties, they are not ready to transfer powers to the Quebec government.”
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