The relatively new Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ) saw impressive results in last October’s provincial election – going from the 1.46% it received in 2018 to the 12.92%. However, the party did not win any seats.
The PCQ’s rise can be attributed to many centre-right Quebecers being frustrated with Premier Francois Legault’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic – an issue that is no longer on the forefront of Quebecers’ minds amid restrictions being lifted.
True North’s Elie Cantin-Nantel spoke with PCQ leader Eric Duhaime at the Canada Strong and Free conference in Ottawa about the future of his party. They also discussed his attempts to court government backbenchers, Quebec’s opposition to woke ideology and Legault’s spending, among other things.