The PQ’s gift to Philippe Couillard in Viau: more shenanigans from the old parties

Pauline Marois has offered not to run a PQ candidate against Philippe Couillard if he runs in Viau for the by-election that may soon be called. This practice of letting a candidate run unopposed is a direct attack on democracy and shows disrespect for PQ voters, who will be deprived of the possibility of supporting their own party. It’s certainly not by this kind of hanky-panky that old parties like the Parti Québécois will improve the way politics is seen and get more people to vote. Équipe autonomiste feels that a self-respecting party has a duty to run a candidate whenever a by-election is called, especially if it’s the party in power.