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Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

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Well, boys n girls, one week before the election. Advanced polling starts today. After the sparring on Facebook and Twitter with other Quebec Anglos who are progressive as to why the Quebec Liberal Party doesn’t deserve our votes and that yes, there is indeed a choice in voting.  Yup, I’ve heard all the . . . → Read More: Why This Anglo Supports Quebec Solidaire and So Should Other Progressive Anglos

Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

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I’m a bit late giving my opinions here, but here goes.

First off, for those who complained or mocked Pauline Marois for being, shall we say, animated, would you rather a debate where everybody is standing still like statues and speaking in a monotonic voice?  Perhaps where they all basically agreed with each . . . → Read More: Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation

Pierre Karl Peladeau’s So-Called Economic Credibility and PQ Becomes a Pro-Corporate Party Like Everyone Else

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After reading through a week’s worth of news articles, columnists and the twitter machine, there appears to be one common theme; Peladeau Jr. was recruited to provide economic credibility to the Parti-Quebecois to mainly the business community.  Furthermore, according to a PQ campaign ad, Pauline Marois is featured alone walking a hallway  (which . . . → Read More: Pierre Karl Peladeau’s So-Called Economic Credibility and PQ Becomes a Pro-Corporate Party Like Everyone Else

Thomas Mulcair is Right — Quebec Voters Should Not Base Their Votes on a Single Issue

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Finally, a voice of reason amongst the hysteria of the Quebec election campaign. It is that of Tom Mulcair on Power and Politics with Evan Solomon: 

But speaking on CBC News Network’sPower & Politics, Mulcair added, “We shouldn’t be voting on only one issue — we should be looking at the overall offer . . . → Read More: Thomas Mulcair is Right — Quebec Voters Should Not Base Their Votes on a Single Issue

Quebec Election 2014; Not Much to See, But Watch The Fun of Watching Many Diving Into Their Fainting Couches!

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Aaaarrrrggghhhh!! She blows!  La Marois went and did what many were predicting she’d do — she called an election for April 7 — a short campaign at that.  Polls seem to indicate that La Marois and the PQ are primed to win a majority. Already many, particularly the Angryphone set are all choking . . . → Read More: Quebec Election 2014; Not Much to See, But Watch The Fun of Watching Many Diving Into Their Fainting Couches!

A Politician Who Keeps Her Promise and How Long Will Pauline Marois and the PQ Last?

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Pauline Marois had a very busy first day of school, boys ‘n’ girls. After the first day school, by decree, La Marois has scrapped the proposed tuition hike for at least this year, struck the most contentious and punitive portions of Bill 78 (now Bill 12),  issued a permanent moratorium on the production . . . → Read More: A Politician Who Keeps Her Promise and How Long Will Pauline Marois and the PQ Last?

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

The Quebec Election and What It Means

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Let’s get the first fact out of the way: separatists are the government in the province of Quebec.

Now that that’s on the table let’s disband any fear of a referendum by stating some facts upfront: the Bloc Quebecois is less then a shell of it’s former self in the House of Commons, . . . → Read More: The Quebec Election and What It Means

Are the Metropolis Shooter and Fire Starter and The Pregnant Woman Hating Fetus Fetishist at a 2009 Pro-Life Rally One in the Same?

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I just read Dr. Dawg’s this morning and he gave me pause. I showed the two pictures Dawg has posted to a couple of friends of mine. After they looked at both pictures: One crazy geezer in a hooded coat, telling a pregnant woman that “I hope the baby kills you!” and big . . . → Read More: Are the Metropolis Shooter and Fire Starter and The Pregnant Woman Hating Fetus Fetishist at a 2009 Pro-Life Rally One in the Same?

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

Johnny Kay And Other Canadian Media Personalities; Your Hypocrisy is Just Stunning!

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It really is awesome, too. I can’t believe this but after everything I hear from conservative Anglo media as well as what is written on comment boards regarding Pauline Marois and the PQ being Xenophobic (Johnny Kay used “the most Xenophobic” to describe her).  What is more stunning is that Johnny Kay blasts . . . → Read More: Johnny Kay And Other Canadian Media Personalities; Your Hypocrisy is Just Stunning!

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

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

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

Thanks For Stopping By, Petey! In Fact, Thanks For Nothing! Rant Alert

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I’m so not impressed with any of ‘em these days! Not the Harpercons, the NDP opposition, not the Charest Liberals or the Parti Quebecois and of course, the ignoramouses who decide to grace the comment boards of the CBC and the like these days.  What the hell is wrong with all of you????

. . . → Read More: Thanks For Stopping By, Petey! In Fact, Thanks For Nothing! Rant Alert

“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?

Such Hilarity

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Well, well, well. Stop the presses boys ‘n’ girls. Leger Marketing has come out with a new poll.  It puts Francois Legault’s new ‘coalition’ at 34%-Pauline Marois’s Parti-Quebecois at 28% — Jean Charest’s Liberals at 18%–The right winged ADQ now at just 9% and the left winged Quebec Solidaire at 6%.

What’s hilarious . . . → Read More: Such Hilarity

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??

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)

La Marois Is Desperate: Is There Anything She Won’t Do To Be Premier?

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I’m sure most have followed the circus that is Quebec politics these days.  Premier Jean Charest is the cheese standing alone while everyone; right/left; federalist/separatist; Anglophone/Francophone are all calling for his head served on a silver platter these days.  Everybody’s singing oops! Sorry, make that shrieking  from the same song book; demanding a . . . → Read More: La Marois Is Desperate: Is There Anything She Won’t Do To Be Premier?