Couillard salutes Fournier, “an influential politician”
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Philippe Couillard is not worried about the departure of Jean-Marc Fournier, who will probably play a role in the next election campaign.
Tuesday, march 6, 2018 12:55
Tuesday, 6 march, 2018 21:25
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TOULOUSE | Philippe Couillard is not worried about the departure of Jean-Marc Fournier, who will probably play a role in the next election even if he announced he was leaving political life.
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“I know that it will be at our side for the remainder of the term, and probably during the election campaign that promises to be. I am happy and proud to have served at his side and the future for us is good, ” said the prime minister on Tuesday during a media scrum in the margin of a mission in France.
Mr. Couillard has hailed the contribution of Jean-Marc Fournier, ” not only for the PLQ, but for Quebec and Canada “. Its policy statement, “Quebec, our way of being canadian” makes him a “politician who has exerted its action is constant and serious,” said the prime minister.
Even if Philippe Couillard has ” made comments “, the document is ” largely the work of Jean-Marc Fournier.
“It reflects a thinking that is very stable and constant. He had the elegance to say that he wanted new blood, which is normal, ” said the prime minister.
“Nobody is irreplaceable “
He added that despite all the qualities of Mr. Fournier, ” nobody is irreplaceable “. The latter had, however, played a prominent role during the election campaign of 2014, when he advised the prime minister and accompanied him in his tour of Quebec.
“Wonderful man “
Was he a right arm ? “It was someone with whom I had great working relationships. He is a great guy on a human level “, he concluded.
Jean-Marc Fournier, announced on Monday his withdrawal from politics at a press conference in Quebec city. “I believe that the lap is done. The loop is closed, ” he said.