Quebec Opposition Politicians Are Calling Out Legault's Accountability During The 5th Wave

"Democracy is an essential service!" said Dominique Anglade.

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Quebec Opposition Politicians Are Calling Out Legault's Accountability During The 5th Wave

High-profile Quebec politicians Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and Dominique Anglade are both wondering why Premier François Legault isn't reconvening the National Assembly after the holidays despite the fact that Quebec is being battered by the fifth wave of COVID-19.

Considering the situation, the two politicians from separate parties want to get to work and called out the premier for seemingly shirking his responsibilities as premier.

"François Legault refuses to convene parliament," wrote Anglade in a Facebook post.

"The Prime Minister likes to manage Quebec by decree and without accountability," she added. Anglade said she is asking Legault "to consider the proper functioning of our democracy as an essential service and to convene Parliament as soon as possible."

"if a million children return to school on January 17 and we can still go to the mall or get a haircut, it seems to me that the MPs could meet quickly, according to rules determined by public health, to finally get answers on the management of the pandemic and make concrete proposals to help us all."

Her counterpart at Québec Solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois echoed the Liberal leader's sentiments in his own strongly-worded post on Twitter.

"François Legault refuses to convene the National Assembly despite the critical situation in our hospitals," wrote the QS spokesperson. "Either he's scared to be held accountable or he thinks he's above it."

Throughout the recent fifth wave brought on by the Omicron variant, Legault has come under heavy criticism from every provincial political party and especially some Montreal citizens who are absolutely sick of the curfew and health measures, a sentiment which has become clear during the protests that have taken place in the city over the last few weeks.

Up until now, Legault has held steady on his position and has made little public comment since the start of the new year.

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