The former prime minister and leader of the Parti québécois (PQ) premier Lucien Bouchard, has made a rare political donation, this time to the campaign of lawyer Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, candidate for the leadership of the training policy.
The gift is in the amount of $ 500 or the maximum allowed, according to the register of the Director-general of elections (DGEQ).
According to the same record, Lucien Bouchard, has made only four monetary contributions to political works in his life, including his most recent to the campaign of Paul St-Pierre Plamondon.
On two occasions, he has contributed to the pot of the Parti québécois, and then to the campaign of former mp and lawyer, Alexandre Cloutier, in the last race for the party leadership, in the fall of 2016.
No other former leader of the PQ has not given donate yet official, a candidate in the current race to the chieftainship, according to the registry.
“An honour “
“It is energizing, it is an honor,” says Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, in an interview about the donation of the former head of the parti québecois, who he met for the first time a few years ago.
“We met a number of times, just to talk about politics, the future of Quebec, indicates the candidate for the leadership of the PQ. […] It is someone who is very concerned about the next generation, the future. “
Paul St-Pierre Plamondon does not support its own ideas. “[The gift] it says what it has to say, but in fact I have not asked for support, ” he said. For me it is an honour, a sign of encouragement compared to what I am doing and the future that may have the Parti québécois. “
Lucien Bouchard declined an interview request.