QUEBEC - More than 110,000 people have signed their names to a petition demanding Premier Jean Charest step down.

Quebec Solidaire MNA Amir Khadir tabled the petition on the official website of the National Assembly, and it quickly attracted traffic as word spread.

Multiple people were using Twitter to encourage others to sign the petition, which will remain online for the next three months.

The person who penned the petition credited the massive interest to the population's discontent over how the government has been operating in recent months.

"It's clear to me that I'm not the only one who feels this way," said Steve Brosseau, who co-created the online petition.

"People are fed up and they want to unite."

Brosseau listed several reasons why he created the petition, including the allegations of government collusion with the construction industry, daycares and in the nomination of judges.

Charest has seen his popularity nosedive over his refusal to call an inquiry into the matter, but that doesn't seem to matter to Liberal party members.

This past weekend Liberal delegates refused to even discuss the idea of an inquiry into corruption in construction.

At the party's convention, a motion calling for the party to support an inquiry was not even seconded by any of the 500 members present.

Meanwhile Charest is threatening to take Action Democratique du Quebec leader Gerard Deltell to court.

Over the weekend, Deltell used organized-crime imagery to describe Charest -- calling him the "godfather" of the Liberal party.

Charest's lawyer sent Deltell a letter Monday threatening to launch a civil suit against him if he didn't retract his comments by 5 p.m. Tuesday, which Deltell did not do.

With files from The Canadian Press