With more or less nine months to go, Prime Minister Philippe Couillard is more aggressive than ever and ready to start the next election campaign, a battle that promises to be tough, but he intends to win.
He also describes himself as a much more “tough” political leader than people think of him in general, and seems obviously in a hurry to do battle with the man who announces himself as his main opponent in the October 2018 election. , the chief Caquist François Legault, if we rely on the latest polls.
During the traditional press conference held on the sidelines of the end of the parliamentary session on Friday, Mr. Couillard said he would campaign on his record of government, which he described as exemplary, but especially on a proposal, he wants expanded, a second term.
He said he hopes the public will be at the rendezvous, at least to listen to what he has to say, despite the apparent disaffection that strikes his government and his party, in favor of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ), according to the voting intentions expressed in recent polls.
He promises to “impress” voters with his draft second term. “I just ask them to listen to me” and be willing to consider what he will have to offer “for the next four years,” said the Liberal leader.
“I am a lot more” tough “than the world thinks,” said the Prime Minister, who calls himself a “soft fighter”, his eyes already fixed on the next meeting.
Only one Liberal session remains until the elections, from February to June, to complete their game plan and regain first place in the hearts of voters.
He described the Caquist leader, François Legault, as “arrogant”, a political leader he said was quick to sell the bear’s skin before killing him, already taking the measures “of his curtains for the building. The official residence of the prime minister.
He reiterated that he would not let anything pass from Mr. Legault and his team, replicating blow for blow.
The Prime Minister also reiterated that his government had done what he said he would do in 2014, touting the good performance of the economy under his rule, the historically low unemployment rate of around 5 percent, a threshold close to full employment, not counting recent tax cuts.