PQ leader Pauline Marois reiterates that a call for referendum would come from the National Assembly
Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois papered over cracks in party unity Friday morning after a prominent MNA charged that a PQ government would be conning the population by not holding a referendum on sovereignty if 15 per cent of voters demanded it.
On Thursday, Bernard Drainville, the PQ member of the National Assembly for Marie-Victorin, told the Radio-Canada current affairs show 24 heures en 60 minutes that a future PQ government would pay a high political price for refusing to follow through on its commitment to hold a “popular initiative referendum” on sovereignty.
“If the government decided to say we won’t hold one for X, Y, or Z reason, can you imagine the flak? Imagine the reaction among the population that had been conned in a certain way,” Drainville said ...