10 C
Fort St. John
Friday, March 22, 2019
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Home Canadian Press Jean-Francois Lisee withdraws from Parti Quebecois leadership race

Jean-Francois Lisee withdraws from Parti Quebecois leadership race


QUEBEC — A candidate for the vacant Parti Quebecois leadership post has taken himself out of the running for the top job.

Jean-Francois Lisee made it official today that he’s withdrawing from the race, saying that perceived front-runner Pierre Karl Peladeau’s lead is insurmountable.

Lisee made a decision after meeting with his campaign team on Thursday evening.

- Advertisement -

Lisee says he’ll stay on with the party as they move to chose a new leader in May.

First elected in 2012, Lisee was a senior cabinet minister in Pauline Marois’ minority government, responsible for international relations and the Montreal region.

He was re-elected in 2014, when the PQ managed to win only 30 of the province’s 125 ridings.

get the latest news in your inbox



Local Events

Must Read

NEBC Yukon Midget Trackers win Provincial Championships

KELOWNA, B.C. - The Northeast B.C. Midget Yukon Trackers are the winners of the 2019 Midget Tier 1 Provincial Championships.Last night, Thursday, the Trackers...