Duhaime says he has 15,000 members in his party, which is more than the CAQ with 11,500. He says he is beating all the other parties for donations. He includes in his base some English-speaking Quebecers not comfortable with the CAQ or the Liberals.
“I see it in our membership,” Duhaime said.
Meanwhile, Samson Wednesday told Radio Canada that her ouster from the CAQ was swift and brutal. She said she learned the news through the media.
“The CAQ decided Madame Samson is no longer Caquiste so Madame Samson does not have many options this morning,” Samson said, speaking of herself in the third person.
“This morning I learned I was expelled. I will give myself 24 hours. My first reaction is I am quite a bit less Caquiste than I was.”
She said she was shocked that a donation would lead to her ouster.
“I did nothing illegal,” she said. “I respected all the health rules that were announced by the government. I did nothing bad.”
She defended her donation as a democratic act.
“I think Mr. Duhaime deserves to be heard,” she said. “We don’t have to agree with all points of view, but Quebecers deserve to have a choice.”
Source : https://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/expelled-caq-mna-claire-samson-says-she-did-nothing-wrong254