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Jean Charest, who most recently was the Liberal Premier of Quebec, apparently claimed “no one knows Canada like I do.”
That’s according to an article in La Presse. You can read an excerpt translated from French below:
“The former Premier of Quebec has not formally announced that he is entering the CP leadership race, but the thirty or so guests at the private meeting, the “club number 1” of Club Mont-Royal, have all understood that he was very strongly tempted by a return to politics.
Mr. Charest did not speak, but chatted with the guests. His presence at the club was scheduled more than two months ago, said businessman Serge Savard to La Presse reporter at the door of the private club.”
Charest appears increasingly likely to enter the Conservative race, yet it remains to be seen if he really “knows Canada.”
After all Charest repeatedly failed to bring the PCs into power when he ran the party, and Western Canadians instead opted for the Reform Party.
Additionally, Charest is totally offside with the Conservative base on numerous issues, including the gun registry, and the carbon tax. There is also tremendous anger in Western Canada at the fiscal unfairness which sees Quebec get billions from the West while blocking Western pipelines, and Charest will certainly be seen by many Canadians as a member of the failed political elite establishment.
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