Meeting with aboriginal people: Couillard refuses to shorten his vacation

News 19 July, 2017
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    The prime minister stopped at the restaurant, Jojo, in Amqui, Sunday afternoon.

    Patrick Bellerose

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017 18:12

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017 18:21

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    Philippe Couillard was in the Gaspe on Sunday, at a time when other prime ministers were en route to meet with aboriginal leaders to Edmonton the next day.

    A great lover of salmon fishing, the prime minister is stopped in the restaurant, Jojo, in Amqui, Sunday afternoon. “I think he’s going fishing, probably to Causapscal,” said a waitress in the little restaurant in the gaspé, Jany-May, Charest.

    The prime minister arrived without warning, accompanied by a friend and his two body guards, and ordered a smoked meat. He then agreed to take a picture that the restaurant has published its page on Facebook.

    The prime minister has therefore missed Monday’s meeting with aboriginal leaders that traditionally precedes the Council of the federation. Philippe Couillard was the only prime minister is absent, in addition to British Columbia just to take power.

    Philippe Couillard has acknowledged on Tuesday that its holiday came into conflict with the meeting on Monday. “Like everyone else, I have access to on certain days in the year where I work for myself. It is important for my health, in every sense”, he argued.