Vote of Confidence Francois Legault Receives 9861 Support

Vote of Confidence: François Legault Receives 98.61% Support

SHERBROOKE | The abandonment of the third road link’s flagship pledge did not prevent François Legault from earning 98.61% stratospheric support from its members following a vote of confidence.

With such a result, the CAQ leader surpassed the 97.2% mark it achieved in November 2014. This is a slightly higher score than what PQ leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon earned during his first-ever vote of confidence, last March.

“My mother will be proud of me […] It touches me,” he responded by delivering the closing speech at the National Congress of the Avenir Québec coalition immediately after the results were unveiled.

Vote of Confidence: François Legault receives 98.61% support

Recalling that governing sometimes involves making “difficult decisions”, the Prime Minister said it was “a pat on the back” that “does him good”.

He later denied having led the one-man party given the result.

“I think it’s also a vote of confidence in the team I’ve put together. […] It’s really like a dream team,” argued François Legault.


The national convention of the CAQ, held in Sherbrooke, was also marked by the controversy surrounding the appointment of a friend as a judge at the Quebec Court by the Attorney General (see other text).

As for the abandonment of the road component of the Quebec-Lévis tunnel project, “I did not insist on defending the untenable”, stressed Mr. Legault during a press conference at the end of his congress.