Parti Québécois leader cries after being refused entry into the national assembly for not complying with oath requirements

The leader of the Parti Québécois cried in the halls of the national assembly after security refused to let him into the voting floor.

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Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, the Parti Québécois’ newly elected leader, was refused entry into the voting floor of the national assembly last week. 

The law stipulates that members of the Quebec national assembly must place an oath to the British monarch as part of the commonwealth’s tradition. The oath is not binding and is largely seen as part of the province’s heritage. 

MNAs elected under the Parti Québécois, a party that wishes for the province of Quebec to separate from Canada, refused to abide by the code and say the oath to King Charles.

As such, they were told they could not be allowed on the floor of the national assembly. 

After being refused entry, Plamondon stood in front of journalists and cried. 

“The woke of the week Oscar goes to Paul St-Pierre Plamondon”, one Twitter user wrote. 

The current CAQ government has hinted that they may remove the mandatory oath to the monarch as a requirement to be seated in the assembly, but that until then, they would not make an exception for the PQ MNAs.

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