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Trying To Understand Politics In Quebec These Days–Part 1–Is Sovereignty Really Dead? The Potential Resurrection of Gilles Duceppe

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I had heard nothing from the federalist media, particularly from those from the right who say nothing but sovereignty is dead in la belle province. The evidence they have? Well, some polls, which I do take with a grain of salt–the usual suspects–Leger Marketing.  Sadly, that is all most Quebecers have to work . . . → Read More: Trying To Understand Politics In Quebec These Days–Part 1–Is Sovereignty Really Dead? The Potential Resurrection of Gilles Duceppe

But I Thought The CBC Had a Two Year Cooling Off Period With Ex-Politicians-Juxtapose!

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I know I’m going to need to be heavily sedated after writing the first sentence, but I find myself in agreement with the Blogging SupposiTory resident McCarthyist, BC Blue today. I am asking the same question he is today:

Why is CBC allowing Stockwell Day to break their 2 year cooling off policy?

However, . . . → Read More: But I Thought The CBC Had a Two Year Cooling Off Period With Ex-Politicians-Juxtapose!

Duceppe to CBC

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Oh man, this is really going to piss off the right! LOFL! Stephen Tayor’s going to have to bring out the mops for all the cranial matter exploding over at Blogging Tories.

MONTREAL – Former Bloc Quebecois head Gilles Duceppe said he doesn’t think there is anything controversial about an ex-soveregnist leader working at . . . → Read More: Duceppe to CBC

End of The Road: No Time To Be Lulled Into a False Sense of Security and Stevie Can Still Get His Majority

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We have no arrived at the end of the road of  election 41 campaign. We have been polled, tweeted,  newsed, etc.   Before I go on, I would like to review all the party’s campaigns briefly.

Maybe there is something to be said for peek-a-boo campaigns? Jane Taber was certainly very complimentary of . . . → Read More: End of The Road: No Time To Be Lulled Into a False Sense of Security and Stevie Can Still Get His Majority

What Needs To Happen In The French Debate This Fine Evening

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Tonight’s French language debate will no doubt have much fewer viewers outside of Quebec, but there are many Francophones in the rest of Canada who will probably tune in as well. Not to mention, the punditry will all be out observing with the help of translators no doubt and there will be the . . . → Read More: What Needs To Happen In The French Debate This Fine Evening

Stevie Looked Like He Was On Drugs, Duceppe Won For Facial Expressions, Iggy Didn’t Land That Crucial Punch, Layton Won

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For openers, I’d really like to know who Stevie Spiteful’s pusher is. I mean, all three of them were attacking him and yet, he always looked calm. Too calm, in fact, he looked stoned.  Had to have been a pharmaceutical explanation for this.

Stevie did give himself away though.  He has no plans . . . → Read More: Stevie Looked Like He Was On Drugs, Duceppe Won For Facial Expressions, Iggy Didn’t Land That Crucial Punch, Layton Won

“Parlons Quebec”–Sure, Let’s Talk Quebec–After April 15, Perhaps?

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Lately, the Bloc Quebecois have been seeing their polling numbers drop by pretty much every polling firm these days. While they still hold a commanding lead, and 308.com’s last seat projections pretty much have the Bloc remaining in tact, with one gainp–Portneuf-Jacques-Cartier currently held by independent Conservative, Andre Arthur.  So, why are the . . . → Read More: “Parlons Quebec”–Sure, Let’s Talk Quebec–After April 15, Perhaps?

Glad Someone’s Bringing It Up! Good Work Gilles!

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Gilles Duceppe calls Stevie Spiteful a liar.

“He lied,” Duceppe said, recalling a 2004 meeting in a Montreal hotel room to hammer out the details of an agreement to replace the then-Liberal government.

And  yanno how Stevie points out how second place finishing  (losers) parties shouldn’t form coalitions? Duceppe points out how, once . . . → Read More: Glad Someone’s Bringing It Up! Good Work Gilles!

Duceppe Issues Stevie Ultimatum

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Looks like Duceppe is once again, mad and he ain’t takin’ it anymore.  He’s thrown down the gauntlet–again. This time, it’s those dastardly Afghan detainee documents.   Duceppe has threatened to pull out of the parliamentary committee with the Liberals and the Harpercons if Stevie doesn’t play ball by a certain time.

“This delay . . . → Read More: Duceppe Issues Stevie Ultimatum

Gilles Duceppe’s Brilliant Move–Most Completely Miss The Ball, Including Andre Pratte, It Appears

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Indeed he did, last night. As if writing for La Presse wasn’t enough, he needed to further poison the rest of Canada against the Bloc Quebecois in the Grope & Fail. As usual, like the other right wingnut faction, they miss the ball or don’t even attempt to think of  Gilles Duceppe’s recent . . . → Read More: Gilles Duceppe’s Brilliant Move–Most Completely Miss The Ball, Including Andre Pratte, It Appears

Francois Legault Finally Launches His Manifesto After False Starts and Delays–Much Ado About, Well, Not Much??

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Once touted as “Force Quebec”,  former Parti-Quebecois MNA, education and health minister and 2005 leadership hopeful, finally launched his  “centre-right” movement-manifesto yesterday, along with business man, Charles Sirois. They call themselves “Coalition pour l’Avenir du Quebec”–Coalition for the Future of Quebec. Here is the home page of their site, translated to English by . . . → Read More: Francois Legault Finally Launches His Manifesto After False Starts and Delays–Much Ado About, Well, Not Much??

CK’s Predictions For 2011 – Good, Bad and The Ugly

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Some will be predictable. Some, many will chide me for being pessimistic; I call it realism, but anyway…  These are my predictions. If any of my co-bloggers and contributors have any predictions, they’re strongly encouraged to do their own posts about them. It would be interesting indeed. Anyhow, on with the festivities as . . . → Read More: CK’s Predictions For 2011 – Good, Bad and The Ugly

Puzzling: The Bloc Quebecois and the NDP Questions

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Everyone talkin’ spring election. Most had predicted it long before Iggy even said that he would more than likely not vote for it unless that F35 purchase and corporate tax cuts were removed.  The Liberals had also said they would like to see something in there for Family home care.  Things not likely to happen . . . → Read More: Puzzling: The Bloc Quebecois and the NDP Questions

Kamouraska-Temiscouata–The Quebec Version of Vaughan & Why Canadians Should Pay Attention To This By-Election Race–(UPDATE)

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While Canadians are keeping an eye of the three federal by-election races happening today, particularly the hotly contested riding of Vaughan, there is a Quebec provincial by-election happening today as well–Kamouraska-Temiscouata.  Like Vaughan, this by-election is also the test of  leadership.  The fate of premier Jean Charest and Parti-Quebecois leader, Pauline Marois will largely . . . → Read More: Kamouraska-Temiscouata–The Quebec Version of Vaughan & Why Canadians Should Pay Attention To This By-Election Race–(UPDATE)

OK, Pierre Curzi, Now You’ve Really Sunk To a New Height of Embarrassment! And Maybe Helped Harpercons In the Process!

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When an ex-pat of twelve years who only recently returned from Japan a few months ago to somewhere in Ontario, far from the Francais Paranoiaque, gets wind of  the leader of the opposition Parti Quebecois’s latest and perhaps most idiotic and embarrassing antics, I think my readers outside of Quebec can understand my . . . → Read More: OK, Pierre Curzi, Now You’ve Really Sunk To a New Height of Embarrassment! And Maybe Helped Harpercons In the Process!

Can a Tax-Payer Funded Arena Buy Jean Charest & Stevie Spiteful Love?

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I can’t say this is surprising. I knew that Jean Charest would jump at the chance to attempt to buy himself some love again from the Quebec voters.  Yesterday, he committed 180 million dollars for this project in addition to what Quebec City mayor, Regis Lebeaume has already committed. In all, 400 million . . . → Read More: Can a Tax-Payer Funded Arena Buy Jean Charest & Stevie Spiteful Love?

Peladeau’s Fox News North, Duceppe’s New Reason For Sovereignty: All About the Politics of Hockey–Some Questions

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Pierre-Karl Peladeau and Gilles Duceppe, as well as the mayor of Quebec City, Regis Lebeaume, all have one common goal; to bring an NHL franchise back to Quebec City. In order to accomplish this, NHL commissioner, Gary Bettman has made clear to Lebeaume that a new arena is essential before he can even . . . → Read More: Peladeau’s Fox News North, Duceppe’s New Reason For Sovereignty: All About the Politics of Hockey–Some Questions

Is Pauline Marois Lying or is She Being Shoved Out The Door By Gilles Duceppe?

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Gilles Duceppe has been throwing a monkey wrench into the overpriced G8/G20 festivities by sending letters to world leaders promoting Quebec sovereignty.

“As I am sure you are aware, Quebec is a nation in its own right,” Duceppe wrote in the English version of the letter, dated June 9, 2010. “There is a . . . → Read More: Is Pauline Marois Lying or is She Being Shoved Out The Door By Gilles Duceppe?

Another ‘Coalition’ Problem — the Bloc Quebecois — Whether They’re In or Out

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Here a coalition, there a coalition, everywhere a coalition. Whatever.  This talk isn’t going to let up. Everyone is going to have their theories. I’ve read my share of them. Many offering nothing original from the the only way is to merge the left as the right ot no it would be suicide. . . . → Read More: Another ‘Coalition’ Problem — the Bloc Quebecois — Whether They’re In or Out

Something We Can All Get Behind…But How Long Will That Last?

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It seems that a new Facebook group created by Harpercon blogger, Derek Fildebrandt no less, is once again getting Canadians together from all political stripes, it would seem, for now, anyway.  We all want to see the MPs expenses made public and as well they should be made public. After hearing about how . . . → Read More: Something We Can All Get Behind…But How Long Will That Last?