The Bloc Québécois will vote against the Trudeau government's throne speech
Yves-François Blanchet issued a week-long ultimatum to the Liberals after the Speech from the Throne. He had told them that they had one week to approve the increase in health transfers as requested by Quebec.
Share October 1, 2020 4:08 p.m. Updated at 6:37 p.m. Share The Bloc Québécois will vote against the Trudeau government's Speech from the Throne Catherine Lévesque The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The Bloc Québécois will indeed vote against the Speech from the Throne.
“It won't be a surprise to anyone. The differences seem irreconcilable, ”launched Bloc leader Yves-François Blanchet to explain his decision on Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Blanchet issued an ultimatum to the Liberals after the Speech from the Throne. He told them that they had one week to raise health transfers to a level of 35% as of next year, as requested by Quebec and all the provinces.
Having failed to respond to his request, Mr. Blanchet's political party will not support Justin Trudeau's minority government in this vote of confidence that will take place on Tuesday.
In his speech in response to the Speech from the Throne on Thursday, the Bloc leader tried to rally the other opposition parties to his cause.
“If this Parliament has courage, the days of this government are numbered. And if some of us had had courage, these are the hours of this government that would be numbered, ”said Mr. Blanchet.
The Conservatives have already indicated that they will vote against the Speech from the Throne; the New Democrats have already assured the government of their support.
Mr. Blanchet said that it was “written in the sky” that Jagmeet Singh's troops were going to vote for the Speech from the Throne.
“They are not an example of courage. They are in a (financial) situation which does not allow them to go to an election and they will pretend that this is not the reason why they do not want it, but it is probably for that ”, a- he said in English.
Mr. Blanchet, for his part, is preparing for an election in the coming months.
He says he intends to ensure “that this government cannot go beyond the spring of 2021”.