Antoine Atallah left his job of president of the QLP

Antoine Atallah quitte ses fonctions de président du PLQ

Photo: Jacques Boissinot Archives The canadian Press
From left to right: member of parliament and chair of the liberal caucus Filomena Rotiroti; the interim leader of the PLQ, Pierre Arcand; and the president of the party, Antoine Atallah

Antoine Atallah announced Friday his resignation from the post of president of the Quebec liberal Party (QLP).

In a long letter sent to the first vice-president of the party, Mr. Atallah noted that the outcome of general elections of the 1st of October last was not the one he desired and that he assumes a share of the responsibility.

He also writes that the recent institutional reforms within the QLP have made it extremely bureaucratic, and that it is very difficult for an officer to volunteer to put in place a vision, an activist and follow up on them once in power.

It welcomes that the guiding principles of QLP are fundamentally different from those of other political formations. He makes mention to this effect of the conservatism of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) and the authoritarian marxist, Québec solidaire (QS).

He added that the QLP should play its leadership role in the canadian francophonie, its role of example as a manager of public finances and its role as a visionary for his empathy towards the most vulnerable people in society.

Antoine Atallah writes that the LIBERALS and the 125 constituency associations are best served when activists assert their vision of the issues by working united to achieve common goals. This large project remains to be completed, in its notice, and structural reforms remain necessary.

The presidency of Antoine Atallah will be completed in one week, on 8 march.

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