A large majority of Quebeckers feel their provincial government is corrupt, according to a new Léger Marketing poll,.
The results confirm that the issue of corruption is at the heart of the ongoing election campaign, and will remain so with the arrival in the race of anti-corruption crusader Jacques Duchesneau as a candidate for the upstart Coalition Avenir Québec.
Pollster Jean-Marc Léger said it is too early to gauge the impact on voting intentions of Mr. Duchesneau’s arrival, which was first reported in The Globe and Mail on Friday and formally announced on Sunday.
Still, he said the race is ripe for a major shake-up.
“People are furious,” Mr. Léger told Le Journal de Montréal, which published the poll. “At 70 per cent (of respondents who believe the current government is corrupt), this has to include Liberal supporters. The poll confirms the discontent and the complete disillusionment of people towards old-style politics. They are disgusted, they want something else.”