Paradis' future in Liberal caucus won't be decided immediately
Despite being cleared of sexual misconduct charges, former Quebec cabinet minister Pierre Paradis will have to wait until late summer to learn of his fate in the Liberal caucus.
On Wednesday, Premier Philippe Couillard said the question of what will be done with Paradis, who still holds his seat in the National Assembly, wasn’t pressing and time would be needed to analyze the delicate question. He said the matter should not be taken lightly.
Paradis was suspended from the Liberal caucus in January after a probe was launched into a complaint of misconduct.
Many of Paradis’ colleagues declined to comment when questions about whether he should be reinstated.
MNAs Rita De Santis and Christine St-Pierre had kind words for Paradis but wouldn’t say whether he should be welcomed back to the caucus.
“I’ve always considered him a friend,” said De Santis.
“He has always been an excellent colleague, a man I love very much,” echoed St-Pierre.