Caucus of the parliament is back in session: Québec solidaire is concerned about the rise of the extreme right
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The three members of QS and their team will be meeting in Orford for three days in order to prepare the parliament is back in session.
Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00
Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00
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Québec solidaire will discuss the means to counter the rise of the extreme right in his caucus présessionel, which begins Friday.
“The question of the rise of the extreme right and the question of the economy will be at the heart of our discussions at the end of the week,” says the male spokesperson training, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.
The three members of QS and their team will be meeting in Orford for three days in order to prepare the parliament is back in session, which will take place on 19 September.
A few days after the event of The Pack in the streets of Quebec, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois says observe “a worrying trend of intolerance”.
Economy against intolerance
Its formation has identified three ways to combat xenophobia. “The first thing is that it is necessary that there is a dam on the plan of the discourse : it is necessary that the political actors are impeccable in their refusal of these discourses-and that they are clear in their denunciation,” said Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.
The authorities must also inform the population about the arrival of the migrants at the border to calm the fears. “If you give the right hour, I am convinced that there are a lot of people in Quebec whose fears will be calmed down,” said the young mp.
Finally, Québec solidaire believes that the precarious financial situation of many Québécois is at the origin of the rise of the extreme right. “There’s a reflection on how the policies that have resulted in more precarious Quebecers in the past few years have contributed to be the breeding ground of intolerance,” said Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.
Despite the good performance of the québec economy and an unemployment rate the lowest since 1976, the member of solidarity stresses that the workers ‘ wages are stagnating and that “the rate of burnout are at their historic peak”.
Election in Louis-Hébert
Moreover, the election of Louis-Hébert planned for this fall will be a first test for Québec solidaire since the election of Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois. Despite the increase in intentions to vote for QS since his election, the spokesman downplays expectations. “The by-elections […] it can give very good results or very bad results,” he said. I think you have to be careful not to give too much significance.”
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois is expected to score better than the 5% collected by Québec solidaire in the district in the 2014 elections. “Whereas the general trend is that Québec solidaire is on the rise, you are expected to do a better score than the last time”, lance-t-il.