(Montreal) Interim Liberal leader Marc Tanguay is calling on the government and the Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit (UPAC) to apologize to former Liberal Prime Minister Jean Charest.

Former Quebec Premier Jean Charest won his case against UPAC and the Quebec government, which will have to pay him $385,000.

Mr. Tanguay believes that UPAC has a credibility challenge and that this whole story has had a negative impact on the liberal brand.

In 2021, Geneviève Guilbault, then Minister of Public Security, brandished the book PLQ inc. at the Blue Room, raising the ire of the former Liberal Prime Minister.

The book focused in particular on allegations of illegal financing within the PLQ.

The Liberal leader believes that Ms. Guilbault should not have brandished this book and that she should apologize.

This decision by the Superior Court of Quebec comes in the context of Mr. Charest’s lawsuit against the government for unlawful disclosure of his personal information during an investigation by the Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit (UPAC).

Mr. Tanguay does not believe that this story could have contributed to the party’s defeat in the last election, but that “it did not help” his party.