The Executive Council of the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) announced that Dominique Anglade, MNA for Saint-Henri – Sainte-Anne is officially head of the PLQ, in accordance with the rules drawn up by the Election Committee for the leadership race as well as the Election Law. Dominique Anglade thus becomes the first woman in history to lead the PLQ. She immediately succeeds Mr. Pierre Arcand, MNA for Mont-Royal – Outremont, who has served in the interim since October 2018.
Following the decision by Mr. Alexandre Cusson to withdraw from the leadership race, the chief of the PLQ and the Executive Council saluted his involvement and commitment, as well as those of his team with the Party and liberal activists in recent months.
“The Quebec Liberal Party has always been at the heart of the lives of Quebecers and today we are taking a new step together. Throughout Quebec, we have proposed bold ideas to transform and modernize our party. I am proud to become the first woman leader of a party that has always been at the forefront of economic and social progress. I would like to thank Mr. Alexandre Cusson and his team for their involvement in the democratic life of the Quebec Liberal Party and Mr. Pierre Arcand, as well as all the members of the Parliamentary Wing, for their work during the interim” said Dominique Anglade, MNA for Saint-Henri – Sainte-Anne and leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec.
The transition between the head of the PLQ and the acting chief is in preparation and the details surrounding it will be communicated as soon as possible.