Clash in National Assembly as Legault rebuffs autism motion for the second time
FILE PHOTO: Quebec Liberal Opposition member Marc Tanguay. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
QUEBEC CITY -- Quebec Premier François Legault rejected a motion Thursday to address the difficulties facing teenagers with autism on the grounds that the opposition is blocking its bills in a parliamentary committee.
This rejection proved too much for Quebec Liberal Party Present Marc Tanguay, who, in a very rare outburst, openly challenged National Assembly President François Paradis and risked being expelled for accusing Legault of "offensive words."
Maccarone had already proposed, unsuccessfully, an initiative to hold a parliamentary commission on services for people with autism, especially when they reach the age of majority.