(Montreal) The Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ), which does not have a single member west of Montreal, launched an important consultation on Saturday in order to regain seats in the regions.
During a first national meeting of members since the fall of 2019, the liberal leader, Dominique Anglade, announced that the party is launching a website to set out to reconquer the regions and consult Quebecers virtually on its Charter of the regions. .
The project aims to understand “the concerns and issues specific to each locality”, indicates the PLQ, estimating that “the immensity of the territory of Quebec and the diversity of its population make it impossible to apply” wall to wall “policies. “.
Some twenty “non-partisan, open to all” consultations were organized in all regions of Quebec. Participants can write on the site and register for the virtual consultations which will last until the spring.
With the exception of the chief’s speech, the meeting on Saturday morning, which was attended by around 600 members according to the organizers, was held behind closed doors.
The event aimed to present the game plan for the coming months, the Charter of the regions and new software for the next general election, scheduled for fall 2022. It will also allow the Liberals to discuss mobilization, challenges of the pandemic and the party’s financial statements.
The finances of the PLQ were affected by the pandemic context. The Liberals still believe that they have done well. The fifty or so events organized enabled them to raise more than $ 200,000.