Legault's CAQ comes up with new slogan
Coalition Avenir Quebec party leader Francois Legault walks to his campaign bus in Quebec City on Sunday, July 29, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Published Sunday, July 29, 2012 5:58PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, July 30, 2012 9:07PM EDT
MONTREAL - Francois Legault’s Future Coalition now has a slogan. The CAQ announced Sunday that it would be rallying its supporters under the line, “That’s enough, I want change," which is reminiscent of Jean Lesage’s “It’s time for a change,” from 1960.
CAQ leader Francois Legault also showed off his new tour bus as well as two new candidates from the Quebec City region, Martin Caron, who comes from an agricultural background, will try to get elected in Lotbiniere-Frontenac, while Hugues Beaulieu, who worked in cosmetics, will run in Jean-Talon.
They’ll be facing two Liberal heavyweights in the form of ministers Laurent Lessard and Yves Bolduc.
When asked about the possibility of Gaetan Barrette running for the CAQ, Legault declined to comment on the subject.
“We’ll announce a doctor this week and who could become the health minister,” he said, twice. “And we’ll have the best health minister of any of the three parties.”
He also let it be known that his party, as was reported Saturday evening, tried to lure TV personality Jean-Luc Mongrain as candidate.
“I think he was approached by all parties,” said Legault. “People noticed that he was quitting his show but doesn’t want to be in politics.”
He acknowledged however that Mongrain would have made “a very good candidate.”
Legault also recognized the importance of the regions and promised to unveil two more candidates from those areas this week.