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Some Thoughts of the Quebec Election Aftermath

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I waited to post on this subject because I was waiting to see ol’ Johnny Charest would resign or not.  I confess that while the media was claiming to have “sources” from the inside saying he would go and others still who said he was gone, I wasn’t entirely sure he was going . . . → Read More: Some Thoughts of the Quebec Election Aftermath

Media Failures During Quebec Election Campaign

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The Grope and Fail has decided to endorse a CAQ / Liberal ‘agreement’ of sorts.

If we could wish anything for Quebec, it would be a minority alliance of the established Liberals and upstart CAQ, one that melds experience, daring and willingess to work with the rest of Canada on our shared challenges . . . → Read More: Media Failures During Quebec Election Campaign

Premier Johnny-Boy, What The Hell Did You Do Now? 58M For Asbestos, but Not For Students Or Social Programs?

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Well, boys ‘n’ girls,  I honestly thought this whole asbestos cheerleading thing would’ve died a well deserved death by now.  I mean, the last remaining asbestos mine, Lac D’Amiante in Thetford Mines closed down.  Premier Johnny-Boy looked to be delaying offering that 58M$ loan guarantee to the now-closed Jeffrey Mine in Asbestos indefinitely, . . . → Read More: Premier Johnny-Boy, What The Hell Did You Do Now? 58M For Asbestos, but Not For Students Or Social Programs?

Stevie Spiteful Kisses and Makes Up With Lyin’ Brian and Premier Johnny-Boy And Who Would Wave the Maple Leaf Alongside Harper?

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It is indeed true, boys ‘n’ girls, Stevie Spiteful just added the unthinkable to his repertoire: grovelling to former foes: Lyin’ Brian Mulroney and Premier Johnny-Boy. Get this, boys ‘n’ girls, Stevie Spiteful is starting to care about La Belle Province these days. Oh my! I wonder why?

Stephen Harper held a secret . . . → Read More: Stevie Spiteful Kisses and Makes Up With Lyin’ Brian and Premier Johnny-Boy And Who Would Wave the Maple Leaf Alongside Harper?

Quebec student uprising: New York Times gets its “not-so-friendly northern neighbor”. Why can’t our media do the same?

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The New York Times approaches the Quebec student uprising with a scalpel, opening layers of the student struggle our media is too timid, too ignorant and too biased to explore.

Needless to say, a must read.

WHEN Vladimir V. Putin first came to power in Russia, Quebecers could not help but laugh. Poutine, as he is . . . → Read More: Quebec student uprising: New York Times gets its “not-so-friendly northern neighbor”. Why can’t our media do the same?

What Will You Do Now, Johnny?

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Well, boys ‘n’ girls, what ever will Premier Johnny do now? It seems he may be in check and mate.  That dreadful and vague Bill 78, passed last Friday (I put in highlights here); that was supposed to bring ‘social peace to the streets of La Belle Province has done anything but.   . . . → Read More: What Will You Do Now, Johnny?

Oh Premier Johnny! You Have Been Learning From Stevie Spiteful & Vic ‘Lock ‘em Up’ Toews, Haven’t You? Plus, Mask-uh-raid Fun

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Boys ‘n’ girls, Johnny’s foe once upon a time is now his mentor. He has learned well about stupid politician tricks. Bill 78 is right out of the Stevie Harper rule book. 1) Rile up populist anger by purposely pretending to want to negotiate, offer something really stupid and then throw his hands . . . → Read More: Oh Premier Johnny! You Have Been Learning From Stevie Spiteful & Vic ‘Lock ‘em Up’ Toews, Haven’t You? Plus, Mask-uh-raid Fun

Uh, Peggy Nash, Just Because Charest likes User Fees for our Health Care System, Don’t mean Quebecers Support Them

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Well, Peggy Nash, whatever respect I may have had for you is gone now.   And many thought that if she won the leadership, she would steer the NDP further to the left! Ha!

You see, boys ‘n’ girls, in some kind of misguided attempt to win over Quebec support, Ms Nash was willing . . . → Read More: Uh, Peggy Nash, Just Because Charest likes User Fees for our Health Care System, Don’t mean Quebecers Support Them

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

Some Misgivings on the Part of Some Harpercon Backbenchers on the Asbestos Issue?

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I was surprised when I read this piece from Jennifer Ditchburn and Andy Blatchford last night. It appears that some  Harpercon backbench MPs are getting a tad uppity and starting to look for their own information regarding the dangers of asbestos on their own. Five abstained from voting on an NDP motion to . . . → Read More: Some Misgivings on the Part of Some Harpercon Backbenchers on the Asbestos Issue?

Francois Legault Finally Announces Official Launch of His New Provincial Party–Coalition pour l’Avenir du Quebec Tomorrow

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Well, boys ‘n’ girls, it looks like this is the moment many have been waiting for; the moment where Francois Legault’s fictitious party becomes a reality.  He is to announce this tomorrow.  It should be interesting to see how those same polls who had Legault on top, as a fictitious party, will have . . . → Read More: Francois Legault Finally Announces Official Launch of His New Provincial Party–Coalition pour l’Avenir du Quebec Tomorrow

Upcoming By-Election In Bonaventure is Something Quebec Voters Should Be Watching And Why I am Rooting for The Liberal Candidate

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The by-election in the Gaspesie riding of Bonaventure will be held on December 5–less than a month from now.  It’s a by-election, much like last year’s by-election in Kamouraska-Temiscouata, will be one to watch. The task at hand is to elect a successor to former natural resources minister and deputy premier, Nathalie Normandeau, . . . → Read More: Upcoming By-Election In Bonaventure is Something Quebec Voters Should Be Watching And Why I am Rooting for The Liberal Candidate

Quebecor Paranoia Grows-Demands CBC-Radio Canada To Remove Certain Offending Portions From Web Site

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Not long ago, Jymn covered the CBC, coming armed with certain facts about Quebecor.  A few things Quebecor won’t tell us. Let’s refresh our memories, here.

Quebecor has received more than half a billion dollars in direct and indirect subsidies and benefits from Canadian taxpayers over the past three years, yet it is not . . . → Read More: Quebecor Paranoia Grows-Demands CBC-Radio Canada To Remove Certain Offending Portions From Web Site

Looks Like Dr. Kellie Leitch of Simcoe-Grey Made Her Choice a Long Time Ago

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It appears that hundreds of health professionals are now putting Harpercon MP for Simcoe-Grey, Kellie Leitch on the hot seat in an open letter, basically reminding her of that pesky little hippocratic oath she took when she decided to practise medicine in her previous life, and denounce her own government’s stance on asbestos.

. . . → Read More: Looks Like Dr. Kellie Leitch of Simcoe-Grey Made Her Choice a Long Time Ago

In Solidarity With Michaela Keyserlingk And Jean Charest Also Has Dirty Hands

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Ok, for lack of anything original, I’m going to do a variation of what DeBeauxOs did earlier over at Dammit Janet. Boys ‘n’ girls, how do you spell ReformaTory? C-A-N-C-E-R. I do mean cancer in oh so many ways as anything they touch is poison. But today, of course, we’re talking about their . . . → Read More: In Solidarity With Michaela Keyserlingk And Jean Charest Also Has Dirty Hands

Royal Pains, Brainwashing of Canada, Big Shiny Distractions Supercede Democracy–Rant Alert

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Before I continue, full disclosure: like many Quebecers, I am anti-monarchy and think it’s antiquated and a waste of tax dollars. Furthermore, like Gilles Duceppe said awhile ago, they never work and they live off the backs of the tax-payers.  I have to ask, particular today’s neo-cons, who love to villify the poor, . . . → Read More: Royal Pains, Brainwashing of Canada, Big Shiny Distractions Supercede Democracy–Rant Alert

Stevie Spiteful’s Asbestos Hypocrisy, Johnny-Boy Charest, Would Be Modern Day Shylock, Their Enablers And Canadacausescancer.ca

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Stevie Spiteful, as you all know by now, boys ‘n’ girls, still refuses to add asbestos to the list of hazardous materials at the Rotterdam Convention.  To be specific, as Pogge pointed out earlier, according to the article from Mia Rabson,

Substances on the list are not banned but countries exporting them must . . . → Read More: Stevie Spiteful’s Asbestos Hypocrisy, Johnny-Boy Charest, Would Be Modern Day Shylock, Their Enablers And Canadacausescancer.ca

Johnny Boy Charest, Are You Insane??

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I’m really convinced our premier has lost it. I’m seriously wondering if he’s on drugs.  Sometimes I wonder if we have a need to do things so differently just for the hell of it. It really looks like Johnny Boy is prepared to take the feds to court over senate reform.  He doesn’t . . . → Read More: Johnny Boy Charest, Are You Insane??

Trouble In Pequiste Paradise–This Time Over That White Elephant For a Non-Existent NHL Franchise

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I always knew this would happen eventually. Perhaps not over that ridiculous proposed hockey amphitheatre of Regis Labeaume’s in Quebec City for the non-existent resurrection of the Quebec Nordiques, but I knew that despite Pauline Marois’s whopping 93% approval vote at her leadership review last April, that the knives would still be continuing . . . → Read More: Trouble In Pequiste Paradise–This Time Over That White Elephant For a Non-Existent NHL Franchise

By George! I Think Johnny and Jack Are Starting To Get It! Richelieu Flood Update

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Don’t look now, but some leadership is starting to happen in the Richelieu!

First, Jean Charest went down their on the week-end with some civil security people to talk to the residents and towns’ mayors and to announce plans for the area. Basically, he is to set up three teams that will help . . . → Read More: By George! I Think Johnny and Jack Are Starting To Get It! Richelieu Flood Update