Parti Québécois member says caucus needs to show support for Péladeau

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WATCH ABOVE: Pierre Karl Péladeau isn't going anywhere, he's just taking some time off, the Parti Québécois told reporters Wednesday – Jan 27, 2016

QUEBEC CITY – A senior member of the Parti Québécois caucus is denying rumours some in the party have lost confidence in Pierre Karl Péladeau‘s leadership.

Opposition house leader Bernard Drainville tells reporters it is time for the caucus to publicly reaffirm its loyalty toward Péladeau.

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Both a former PQ minister as well as an ex-PQ leadership candidate have come out publicly against Péladeau, who has encountered personal and political problems in the past few weeks.

Recent reports alleged Péladeau was involved in tax havens abroad when he was president of media giant Quebecor Inc. – allegations he denies.

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The PQ leader is also off work for a second consecutive day following the announcement of his separation from TV producer Julie Snyder less
than six months after their high-profile wedding.