Newspaper article The Canadian Press

PQ Report Calls the Party an Aging 'Social Club'

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

PQ Report Calls the Party an Aging 'Social Club'

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Report describes PQ as aging 'social club'

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QUEBEC - Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee says a report he commissioned about the makeup of the party membership lays out some "disturbing truths" that could serve to broaden its base.

The report describes the PQ as an aging "social club" that's "frozen" in time and as a party whose sovereignty option is failing to attract younger people.

The document was authored by Lisee's special adviser, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, who came to his conclusions after consulting with members and non-members of the party, including entrepreneurs, youth and representatives of cultural communities.

St-Pierre Plamondon proposes numerous recommendations, including using language and culture to promote Quebec identity and revisiting a commitment to electoral reform scrapped in 2011. …

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