The leader of the Bloc Québécois Yves-Francois Blanchet in Ottawa, Sunday
May 26, 2020 11h19
Updated at 12h28
The Bloc québécois is asking the liberal Party to waive the wage subsidy for its employees
The canadian Press
OTTAWA — The Bloc québécois is asking the liberal Party of Canada to waive the wage subsidy to pay its employees. But this request does not apply to all parties, federal or provincial, that have applied or are considering to do so.
At a press conference, Tuesday morning, the chief bloquiste Yves-François Blanchet said he was certain that the liberals and the conservatives “don’t need” because of their millions collected in donations.
The new democrats or greens may be in need of this subsidy, “it is more credible,” said Mr. Blanchet.
The chief bloquiste did not want to comment on the possible use of his former party, the Parti québécois, to the wage subsidy to pay its employees.
On the federal scene, the Bloc is the only party not to have made an application to take advantage of this help from Ottawa. It does not consider more in need.
The return of the Parliament
Mr. Blanchet was also taken to the agreement made between the new democrats and the liberals for the return of parliamentary work, which has still not been adopted by the Municipalities.
In his opinion, it is “a big pig” and he accuses them of wanting to “close the Parliament,” neither more nor less.
The Block was excluded from the negotiations on the return of the Parliament because the liberals had refused to respond to its commitments on emergency benefits and the fixed costs of small businesses.