Legault wants more diversity in its caucus

News 22 January, 2018
  • Photo Agence QMI, Sebastien St-Jean
    The deputies François Paradis, Jean-François Roberge and Genevieve Guilbault accompany the head of the Coalition avenir Québec, François Legault, and Dr. Lionel Carmant, who is considering strongly to stand in the next elections.

    Charles Lecavalier

    Monday, 22 January 2018 11:35

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    SAINTE-ADELE | François Legault wants more diversity in the caucus of the CAQ and the doctor of haitian origin, Lionel Carmant to make the bridge to the cultural communities.

    “The CAQ wants to form the government of all Quebecers. I wish that all the groups in Quebec to be represented in our team “, launched the leader François Legault Monday at a press briefing on the sidelines of the caucus présessionel of his party, which took place at Sainte-Adèle in the Laurentians.

    Mr. Legault took advantage of the opportunity to present to the media, Dr. Lionel Carmant, neurologist and researcher at the Sainte-Justine hospital, who has not officially announced his candidacy, but who thinks of it highly.

    Mr. Carmant, of haitian origin, “hopes” to be able to convince the cultural communities to support the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ), which relies on a threshold reduction of immigration of 50 000 to 40 000 per year.

    “Me being the son of an immigrant, the immigration, it prepares. The people who come here like my parents, when they have a job, it is going well, when it is done no matter when it is much more difficult and it creates ghettos, of the people dissatisfied, and the future generations will also be satisfied, ” quipped Mr. Carmant.

    Photo Agence QMI, Sebastien St-Jean

    Mr. Carmant considers that it is “the result of a successful immigration’ and considers that the plan of the CAQ is to “take control of immigration in Quebec” to allow ” all these immigrants to contribute to society “. It is better to reduce the number of immigrants to ensure their economic integration.

    He believes that “history has given reason,” Mr. Legault when he made an exit last summer to complain that the canadian border had become a “sieve” for ” illegal migrants “. “The complaint of Francis was more of the illusion that we gave them that they would be accepted in Canada. The story gave him a little reason, ” he said.

    Dr. Carmant is in the entourage of the CAQ since the creation of the party. However, this is the first time that he is seriously considering to stand as a candidate. In 2012 and 2014, he was restrained by professional obligations to the Sainte-Justine hospital. “He was earning too much money “, has launched François Legault, laughing.

    It builds on the skills of the Dr Carmant to launch a policy of screening and early intervention of problems of neuro-development for all children in Quebec. Mr. Legault denounced the current delays to get a diagnosis. “Everything is played out before the age of six, it is necessary to intervene sooner,” he said. He also believes that a mother four years universal, but not compulsory, could allow more rapid detection of delays in learning in toddlers.