Alleged corruption that took place under the tenure of the Charest Liberals is still being investigated in Quebec by anti-corruption authorities.
Jean Charest, the former Quebec Liberal Premier, former Minister in the Mulroney government, and former Progressive Conservative Party Leader, is considering a run for the Conservative leadership.
According to Radio-Canada, Charest has been “urged” to run by some MPs, who remain unnamed.
Charest is said to be consulting with his family.
After leaving the PC Party, Charest joined the Quebec Liberals in 1998.
Between 2003 and 2012, Charest served as the Liberal Premier of Quebec.
As noted in the report on his potential run, Quebec’s anti corruption UPAC authorities are still investigating alleged corruption that took place during Charest’s time as Quebec Liberal Party Leader, including investigations into Quebec Liberal Party financing.
Charest would certainly struggle to win any support in the Western Base of the Conservative Party, and would be vulnerable to the same attacks that were levelled against Justin Trudeau by the Conservative Party itself.
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