François Legault and the CAQ are breathing a sigh of relief now that the provincial elections have drawn to a close.
While there may be some heated arguments in the coming weeks about what’s in store for the province’s future, the days of campaigning, lawn signs, buttons, and ballots are finally over now that we’re able to say that François Legault is the 31st Premier of Quebec.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on the results of last night’s provincial election in Quebec:
“The people of Quebec have chosen to elect a majority government led by the Coalition Avenir Québec.
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I offer my sincere congratulations to the newly elected members of the National Assembly of Quebec, and François Legault who will have the honour and privilege to serve as Premier.
“I look forward to working with Premier Legault to make Quebec, a province we are all proud of, an even better place to live. We will continue to stand up for Quebec’s workers and industries, create good, middle-class jobs, build a strong economy based on innovation, protect the environment, and combat climate change. Together, we will work to make the province even more dynamic and prosperous, to the benefit of all Quebecers.
“I also thank Philippe Couillard for his years of service as Premier, as well as François Gendron, who is retiring after serving a record number of years in the National Assembly.”
Here’s how Quebec has been taking the news on social media, for the most part, now that everything is said and done, the reactions have not been very positive.
— Selfie-Boy… 🇺🇦 🇨🇦 (@Da_body2) October 2, 2018
The federal Liberals should probably be a bit concerned by these results #QuebecElection
— Julia Parsons🇨🇦 (@juliayparsons) October 2, 2018
At least I finally have a government like my American friends, created by a fear of immigrants. So yey? #QuebecElection
— sohmer – NYCC Booth #1728 (@sohmer) October 2, 2018
— O-Town Dan🤠🇨🇦 (@O_Town_Dan) October 2, 2018
— Mary🍊 (@MARYSR00M) October 2, 2018
— ArugulaSalad (@Amelia_Slone) October 2, 2018
Must admit it awesome seeing another Liberal government bite the dust. #QuebecElection
— Mr Dave Nelson (@DaveNelsonn) October 2, 2018
— J. Ambrus (@Wolfsenior) October 2, 2018
y’all smell this? i smell xenophobia and racism in the air #QuebecElection
— 9:20 (@rmsjoon) October 2, 2018
— Dan Delmar (@DanDelmar) October 2, 2018
— 🏒Ida 🏒 (@I_67425) October 1, 2018
— Elysia Bryan-Baynes (@ebbaynes) October 2, 2018
— Blake L (@1Blakelake) October 2, 2018
Montreal should seperate from Quebec
— Justin Jeffrey (@jcjeffrey2000) October 2, 2018
— Nanceyboy (@nanceyboy) October 2, 2018
— Josée🇨🇦 (@joey0315) September 30, 2018