The ex-Parti Québécois (PQ) leader tells The Canadian Press that Ouellet has shown her strength throughout the recent turbulence within the Bloc.
Ouellet has been on the defensive ever since seven of the Bloc’s 10 MPs quit in late February because of disagreements over her leadership style and political objectives.
WATCH BELOW: There was intense speculation about Bloc Québécois leader Martin Ouellet potentially resigning.
She has agreed to a confidence vote by the Bloc’s 20,000 members, but has stated she will remain as leader as long as she receives support of 50 per cent plus one.
Landry quit as PQ leader in 2005 after receiving only 76 per cent support from party members.
He says his decision to quit with 76 per cent cannot be compared to Ouellet’s desire to remain with slightly more than 50 per cent because the two cases are different.
The Bloc Québécois is losing seven of its sitting MPs, who will sit as independents because they disagree with party leader Martine Ouellet.