2024 – Conservative meeting in Victoriaville

(Ottawa) Poilievre’s new candidate in Richmond-Arthabaska, Eric Lefebvre, believes people shouldn’t be surprised to see him move from the Coalition Avenir Québec to the Conservative Party of Canada. The one who has called himself “federal conservative for twenty years” received leader Pierre Poilievre in Victoriaville on Sunday at a meeting that attracted a few hundred people.

“We all have a common goal. The common goal we have is to get Justin Trudeau out of Ottawa,” he told the crowd, drawing applause.

The former head of François Legault’s government has come under fire since announcing his departure from the CAQ caucus on Tuesday. He will continue to sit in the National Assembly as an independent deputy until he has the opportunity to be federally elected.

“I was a Conservative candidate at the time in 2008. I was then appointed senior assistant to Minister Denis Lebel at Canada Economic Development. So it was known and recognized that I have been a federalist on the conservative side for about twenty years. »

A ‘federalist-nationalist’, he clarified when pressed with questions by journalists.

The fact remains that his decision was surprising in his constituency, even among conservative supporters. “Surprised, yes, because we thought he was well established at the CAQ, but we are not aware of everything that is happening,” says Steeve Brûlé, met while queuing to have his photo taken with Pierre Poilievre to go. “There are certainly things that motivated his decision that we may one day know, but there is no doubt that I will be very happy about that if I see him in the Conservatives.”

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre came to deliver his message of ‘common sense’. He attacked the Liberal government’s spending in Ottawa with some heartfelt attacks on the Bloc Québécois. What followed was a photo session with activists interested in meeting him.

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