The member of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, announced his departure from political life
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To 65 years, Germain Chevarie has recognized that age was “a factor” in his decision to leave political life, without being the “main” reason.
Tuesday, 20 march, 2018 18:08
Tuesday, 20 march, 2018 18:10
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QUEBEC | The liberal mna for Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Germain Chevarie, announced Tuesday that he would not seek a new mandate for the next provincial election, becoming the 10th liberal mp announced his departure in October.
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“It was an extremely difficult decision, heart-wrenching [to leave active political life],” said Mr. Chevarie, elected in 2008 and 2014 for two terms non-consecutive.
He said that it would not have taken this decision because of circumstances ‘external’, as the disappointing performance of the liberal Party in the polls, but rather because he was questioned on this “he wants to do, on his personal projects”.
He also believes that the departures in the LPQ are “circumstantial”, and that they are not part of any movement.
At age 65, he acknowledged that age was “a factor” without being the “main” reason.
“I actually think that a good caucus, a good government, a good party, it is a mixture of youth, women, men, and anyone with a little more experience,” he said.
The prime minister has repeatedly emphasized in the past that he would like to offer a more important place to the youth in his caucus and in his cabinet.