Heated arguments, accusations take centre stage at Quebec’s National Assembly

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WATCH ABOVE: Heated exchanges at Quebec’s National Assembly in the last few days have politicians arguing about decorum across all parties. Global's Raquel Fletcher reports – Mar 10, 2016

QUEBEC CITY –  Heated exchanges at Quebec’s National Assembly in the last few days have politicians talking about decorum – not their own, but rather, the behaviour of their opponents.

Parti Québécois leader Pierre Karl Péladeau called out Health Minister Gaétan Barrette on Twitter after he accused PQ MNA Diane Lamarre of being involved in a “scandal.”

She had allegedly not disclosed information about pharmacy owners obtaining private insurance when she was president of the Quebec Order of Pharmacists.

Péladeau remarked the Health Minister made an “attack on parliamentary rules” and insisted the premier needs to re-establish order.

In his tweet, Péladeau likened Barrette to Tartuffe, a well known fictional character of French playwright Molière.

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“That character is the crook of the crooks. Everybody knows that in French. That character is the king of the crooks,” Barrette said, clearly outraged by the comment.

The playing of politics doesn’t stop there – the Liberals seemingly wanted the media to be aware of Péladeau’s tweet, circulating it to the press gallery Thursday morning.

If that wasn’t enough drama for one day, the Coaliton Avenir Quebec leader took offense to criticism from the premier and called him arrogant.

Philippe Couillard argued François Legault‘s position on allowing more immigrants into the province was “breathing oxygen on the embers of intolerance.”

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