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Legault Was Absent From Wednesday's Press Conference & People Have Questions

Where are you, Legault?
Legault Was Absent From Wednesday's Press Conference & People Have Questions

The Government of Quebec's daily press briefings have become part of the daily routine of so many Quebecers. Every day at 1 p.m. sharp (or almost at least), thousands of Quebecers open up their computers or turn on their televisions to watch Premier François Legault unveil the latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in the province

Typically accompanied by Minister Danielle McCann and Dr. Horacio Arruda, Mr. Legault and his colleagues have become something of a star trio, with their talks being eagerly followed by the public.

That's why many people were concerned when the Premier did not show up at the press conference on Wednesday, April 29.

Instead, he was replaced by Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault, which has happened a few times since the daily COVID-19 briefings have begun.

Quebecers were quick to comment on Legault's absence, which we could tell by the many messages that were posted underneath the live video of the conference on Facebook.

Curiosities about where the Premier could have been today have started running wild.

Now we're here to share some of the comments with you.

[rebelmouse-image 26885528 photo_credit="Fran\u00e7ois Legault | Facebook" expand=1 original_size="651x142"] François Legault | Facebook

Translation: "Hello Mr. Legault are you there?"

[rebelmouse-image 26885529 photo_credit="Fran\u00e7ois Legault | Facebook" expand=1 original_size="657x131"] François Legault | Facebook

Translation: "Oh no Mr. Legault isn't there I hope he's okay"

[rebelmouse-image 26885530 photo_credit="Fran\u00e7ois Legault | Facebook" expand=1 original_size="644x116"] François Legault | Facebook

Translation: "I'm very disappointed to no longer see Mr. Legault every day"

As you can see, many were left wondering where the Premier was and hoped he was alright.

Others were disappointed not to see him, saying they felt safer and more motivated when he spoke.

[rebelmouse-image 26885531 photo_credit="Fran\u00e7ois Legault | Facebook" expand=1 original_size="618x163"] François Legault | Facebook

Translation: "I think it's a bummer that Mr. Legault wasn't there, he really motivates me, we need him"

[rebelmouse-image 26885532 photo_credit="Fran\u00e7ois Legault | Facebook" expand=1 original_size="653x144"] François Legault | Facebook

Translation: "Where is our Premier ?? , it makes me feel safer with him when he's talking"

[rebelmouse-image 26885533 photo_credit="Fran\u00e7ois Legault | Facebook" expand=1 original_size="656x168"] François Legault | Facebook

Translation: "I think François needed to go to the toilet before his live haha"

Meanwhile, other comments involved hypotheses of what could have happened to him.

[rebelmouse-image 26885534 photo_credit="Fran\u00e7ois Legault | Facebook" expand=1 original_size="628x147"] François Legault | Facebook

Translation: "That's it Legault is infected"

[rebelmouse-image 26885535 photo_credit="Fran\u00e7ois Legault | Facebook" expand=1 original_size="579x116"] François Legault | Facebook

Translation: "We want Frankie boy!!!"

Some people took his absence rather lightly, joking that the Premier may have had an urge to go to the washroom just before the conference started, or that he could have contracted COVID-19.

Despite the disappointment with François Legault's absence, many congratulated Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault for her professionalism.

[rebelmouse-image 26885536 photo_credit="Fran\u00e7ois Legault | Facebook" expand=1 original_size="643x138"] François Legault | Facebook

Translation: "Future Premier ! She has a good role model (Legault) !"

[rebelmouse-image 26885537 photo_credit="Fran\u00e7ois Legault | Facebook" expand=1 original_size="666x135"] François Legault | Facebook

Translation: "She expresses herself very well!"

[rebelmouse-image 26885538 photo_credit="Fran\u00e7ois Legault | Facebook" expand=1 original_size="616x126"] François Legault | Facebook

Translation: "Geneviève Guilbault is excellent in her work"

It's unknown why the Premier was absent today, and whether he will be back at the next conference.

We'll make sure to keep you updated.

This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.

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