Marie-Louise Tardif will not continue “Le Nouvelliste”
Jacques Boissinot The Canadian Press Marie-Louise Tardif went to greet François Legault on Wednesday after being reinstated in the caucus of the Coalition avenir Québec
She had left doubts hanging over her, she is now closing the double-turned door. MNA Marie-Louise Tardif will not sue the newspaper which reported the remarks that led to her temporary exclusion from the caucus of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ).
“I totally exclude the fact of suing < i>Le Nouvelliste or any media,” launched the elected representative of Laviolette–Saint-Maurice, barely 24 hours after having avoided specifying her intentions in front of journalists.
Questioned on Wednesday about her desire to sue or not the Trois-Rivières daily, which had reported the threats she allegedly made in court against a former political employee, Ms. Tardif replied: “We'll see. There may be a sequel.
“Who told you I said that?” she continued.
Le Nouvelliste reported in February that MP Tardif told a former employee that she was going to “get on [her] case” after she had testified in a case opposing her to her former constituency office manager, Marc Léopold Fortin.
These events led to a complaint to the Sûreté du Québec, which then triggered a survey in early March. However, the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions has not brought any charges against the MP. After three weeks away from the CAQ caucus, she finally joined it on Wednesday.