[VIDEO] The prime minister snubs the vice-chief of the PQ’s Véronique Hivon

News 7 February, 2018
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    The vice-leader of the Parti québécois, Véronique Hivon

    Marie-Renée Grondin

    Wednesday 7th of February 2018 11:53

    Wednesday 7th of February 2018 11:53

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    Although he says recognize the status of Véronique Hivon as vice-leader of the Parti québécois (PQ), the prime minister Philippe Couillard has refused to respond to him in the Room Wednesday.

    In question period, when Ms. Hivon has questioned the prime minister about the Davie, Philippe Couillard has preferred to leave his minister for maritime Affairs, Jean love, respond to him.

    Traditionally, the prime minister answers only to the questions addressed to him by the leaders of the opposition parties.

    “There is a vice-first minister, he may well have a vice-head. I have no problem with it. It is amazing that Mr. Lisée was there. If mr. Lisée is the head, it is he who asks the questions, it is more or? It, he would have to ask them how they operate. It, I did not understand. […] So when there is a deputy first ministers, it is often for functions where the prime minister is not there. What surprised me is that the vice-chief acts as chief when the chief is there. If the PQ leader was not there and that the deputy head was acting as vice-chief as the leader, I think that the prime minister would respond. But when the chief is here, the chief does not ask for the leave by the vice-head, there is more in the tactical, more than in the roles and institutions,” said the government house leader Jean-Marc Fournier in the media scrum.

    However, over the last few months, Philippe Couillard has yet answered the questions of Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, and sometimes to those of Manon Massé, who “co-leading” their party, Québec solidaire.

    According to our information, Philippe Couillard is said to have replied three times on six to Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, but more rarely, two times on 41, Manon Massé.

    Therefore, when a first answer of Philippe Couillard vice-chief Hivon?

    Here’s the moment in question: