The government misses the mark

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“The public saw that the premier was in a bind, and by hustling out and flouting the proceedings of the Bastarache Commission that he himself created, he only confirmed this impression,” believes Richard Thibault, who was cabinet director and press agent for a number of ministers in Robert Bourassa’s cabinet. He considers that Jean Charest was ill advised to convene the press on Tuesday, choosing to react immediately to the devastating content of Marc Bellemare’s testimony.