Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Majority of Bloc Quebecois MPs Say Leader Must Regain Confidence of Caucus

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Majority of Bloc Quebecois MPs Say Leader Must Regain Confidence of Caucus

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Bloc Quebecois in crisis after media leak

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OTTAWA - Bloc Quebecois Leader Martine Ouellet must regain the confidence of her caucus, seven of the party's 10 MPs said Wednesday.

The party is challenging Ouellet's leadership after a news report revealed her chief of staff, Louis-Philippe Dubois, allegedly leaked information to the press in order to tarnish a Bloc MP's reputation.

"We learned that Louis-Philippe Dubois was working more against Bloc MPs than for the Bloc," House leader Gabriel Ste-Marie told a news conference surrounded by six other caucus members.

"It was an enormous lack of judgment to have named Dubois as chief of staff. We told her (Ouellet) he didn't have the competencies and that he didn't have our confidence."

HuffPost Quebec reported Wednesday that Dubois allegedly tried to sully the reputation of Bloc MP Rheal Fortin by leaking information about him and the law firm where he used to work. …

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