Action Démocratique du Québec Leader Mario Dumont says a controversial candidate who made light of violence against women is resigning.
Dumont said he met with Jean-François Plante and both decided there's too much controversy around Plante's remarks for him to continue to represent the ADQ in the March 26 provincial election.
Plante, who was running in the Montreal-area riding of Deux-Montagnes, has criticized the annual Dec. 6 ceremony dedicated to 14 young women who were murdered by a gunman at Montreal's École Polytechnique in 1989.
He stepped aside on International Women's Day.
Also on Thursday, Corus Radio announced that controversial radio host Louis Champagne will publicly apologize for his homophobic comments when he returns to the airwaves on Monday.
Champagne compared the Parti Québécois to a "club of fags," referring to a local PQ candidate and leader André Boisclair, who is openly gay.
|Last Update:March 27, 12:52:21 AM EDT|
- Que. Liberals take minority win with grain of salt
- Quebec Premier Jean Charest said he'll build bridges with the Parti Québécois and the Action Démocratique du Québec to ensure a stable minority government.
- Dumont will work with Quebec Premier Charest
- Quebec's new Opposition Leader Mario Dumont said he wants stability at the national assembly and pledged to work with the Liberal minority government on a case-by-case basis.
- Boisclair remains at helm after PQ finishes 3rd
- André Boisclair is staying on as leader of the Parti Québécois and vowed to help rebuild the fractured party after it suffered major losses in Monday's provincial election.
- Quebec election result 'good news' for Canada: PM
- Stephen Harper says voters in the Quebec election have used their ballots to reject calls for another referendum in a "great result" for Canada.
- Charest keeps seat as Liberals cling to power in Quebec
- Quebecers are waking up to a minority Liberal government — the first minority in the province in 130 years — and a new official Opposition.