(Quebec) MP and aspiring solidarity spokesperson, Christine Labrie, has come to the defense of her former colleague Catherine Dorion in a lengthy Facebook message.
“What I felt most strongly was a mixture of sadness and guilt, because I did not see the extent of Catherine’s pain,” he wrote.
“Like many of my colleagues, I underestimated his suffering, and after reading the story of his time at the solidarity caucus, I felt guilty,” added MME Labrie.
The former Solidaire MP for Taschereau recently published a “punching” book in which he criticized the parliamentary leader of Québec Solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau Dubois, the work of MPs in the National Assembly and journalists.
In her message, Christine Labrie also criticized the work of the media. He says that during a press conference on the Laurent Commission and autistic children, a journalist instead asked if Catherine’s outing in support of the Maipoils movement damaged the credibility of the party.
“Manon answered. Maybe it’s better that way, because I want to tell him that by asking this question, he’s undermining his own credibility as a journalist. Clearly, at that moment, he preferred to feed the click machine rather than respond to the way we take care of vulnerable children in Quebec,” he recounted.
“However, the idea that Catherine is responsible for the lack of interest in our political work never crossed my mind. Journalists and columnists are responsible for the topics they choose to cover or silence. (…) We do not have the slightest control over the subjects that will cover the newspapers or be completely silent, and Catherine’s departure does not change the fact that the majority of our work still goes unnoticed,” continued the solidarity MP from Sherbrooke.
Christine Labrie admits that she does not share the same views as her former co-worker of a parliamentarian.
Its vision of representation is to offer a show committed to creating emotion and creating a social movement. Mine is to convey the concerns of citizens to influence decisions and create changes that improve life in the world. Both are absolutely necessary and feed off each other.
Christine Labrie in Catherine Dorion
Last week, Gabriel Nadeau Dubois also responded to Catherine Dorion on Facebook by saying that the story she gave of her time in politics was “upsetting” and admitted that their relationship was not easy.