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Is Anyone Capable of Critical Thinking? Does Anyone Even Care?

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Well, it looks like a Quebec Liberal majority and the PQ are collapsing to 2007 numbers. Quebec Solidaire has shown some improvement in vote count but not in seats. It seems that the biggest hope for Ste-Marie-St-Jacques, Manon Masse of Quebec Solidaire will not win her seat, although it is still early and . . . → Read More: Is Anyone Capable of Critical Thinking? Does Anyone Even Care?

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

Much Talk Over Latest Leger Poll on Quebec Election. Too Bad It’s More Than Likely About Nothing

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A recent poll had come out putting Dr. Phil’s Liberals and Pauline Marois’s PQ virtually neck and neck with the CAQ support slipping.  Many of the columnists and pundits have claimed, for the most part, that this poll is the result of Marois and Peladeau jr sovereignty referendum talk.  There are some that . . . → Read More: Much Talk Over Latest Leger Poll on Quebec Election. Too Bad It’s More Than Likely About Nothing

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!

Is He Serious About Health Care and How We Should Embrace a Referendum on Quebec Sovereignty Instead of Cringing at it

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Earlier today, CJAD’s Trivia Show co-host and writer, Dan Laxer posted a comment on his Facebook page.  Here it is verbatim:

Wait a minute. Did you just say referendum? Those are expensive, aren’t they? Does this mean we’ll have to make cuts to health and education again, sacrifice the infrastructure, and shelve plans . . . → Read More: Is He Serious About Health Care and How We Should Embrace a Referendum on Quebec Sovereignty Instead of Cringing at it

Media, Commentators, Should Spend More Time and Energy Start Asking Serious Questions of Philippe Couillard and the Quebec Liberal Party

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Move over Quebec Charter of Values…there’s a new scandal in town! This time, it’s in the form of more corruption being found in the Quebec Liberal Party and Philippe Couillard is in the hot seat!  As well he should, for more than one reason. While many journos, pundits and other commentators are still . . . → Read More: Media, Commentators, Should Spend More Time and Energy Start Asking Serious Questions of Philippe Couillard and the Quebec Liberal Party

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

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

Could Quebec Solidaire Obtain a Third Seat?

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Well, boys ‘n’ girls,  we know that co-leader of the Quebec Solidaire, Dr. Amir Khadir will maintain his seat in Mercier.  Also, for a long time now, the near by riding of Gouin appeared to be a tight race between the Parti-Quebecois incumbent, Nicolas Girard and the other co-leader of Quebec Solidaire, Francoise . . . → Read More: Could Quebec Solidaire Obtain a Third Seat?

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?

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

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

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

Stevie Harper’s Conservatives Show Just How Spiteful They Are As They Go After a Widow Of an Asbestos Victim

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Yep, no holds barred with this gang of miscreants. That asbestos lobby is just so damned important to them that they won’t let a widow of a man who died of asbestos related mesothelioma get in the way of their agenda.  They’re going after her for the use of their contempt party logo.

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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