The face of the small Bloc Québécois caucus in Ottawa, Louis Plamondon, has denied all reports claiming that the party is about to lose another MP. MP for the riding of Bas-Richelieu Bécancour, Louis Plamondon, alleged that the news about the resignation of his colleague, Claude Patry, from the party this week is out of question and completely false.
Plamondon affirmed that he recently spoke to Patry after returning from vacation on Saturday, while undoubtedly dismissing all the weekend talk of Patry quitting as rumours. He alleged on Monday that “I spoke to Claude yesterday,” and “he’s still reflecting about whether he will run again or not.” Plamondon stated that “it could be that he won’t be a candidate again but the decision is not taken yet but I don’t see why he would leave (now).” In addition to that, Plamondon also criticized former Bloc MP, Jean-François Fortin, who recently quit the Bloc last week because he had said the newly elected leader Mario Beaulieu is too radical. Plamondon mentioned that “it’s an individual act, very egotistical and very disloyal.”