National Post (National Edition)
PQ BACKTRACKS AFTER ACCUSING LEGAULT OF RULE VIOLATIONS
The leader of the Parti Québécois accused Premier François Legault of contravening health restrictions by snowboarding in his backyard with his sons. “François Legault (was) doing snowboard ... with his children in the backyard, which is a violation of public health rules because they’re not living in the same household,” Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, shown, told reporters Wednesday at the National Assembly. He was referring to a tweet by Legault on Jan. 22 that includes a photo of the premier on a snowboard. In fact, members of Legault’s CAQ government say the premier’s sons live with their father. St-Pierre Plamondon withdrew the allegation but did not apologize, saying he had been misinformed. In the early days of the pandemic, Legault said he was unable to see his sons.