Languishing in the polls, PQ leader maintains sovereignty is the way forward

“We don’t back down, we don’t deviate, we don’t apologize, we don’t change our minds,” Paul St-Pierre-Plamondon told party loyalists in Boucherville.

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The Parti Québécois must remain committed to independence ahead of next October’s provincial elections despite disappointing poll results, its leader said on Saturday.

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If party members remain authentic and true to their beliefs, they will win votes, Paul St-Pierre-Plamondon said at a National Council meeting in Boucherville.

“We don’t back down, we don’t deviate, we don’t apologize, we don’t change our minds,” he said before receiving a standing ovation.

He said that sovereignty is “necessary and urgent” and that it is the only way to move Quebec forward.

“As long as we refuse, even for a moment, to use the word independence, the truth is that Quebec will have no negotiating power,” he added. “Quebec will only get refusals from Ottawa and Quebec will unfortunately be condemned to linguistic and cultural decline.

A recent Léger poll indicated that the PQ had the support of only eight percent of eligible voters.

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