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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?

Barely Five Minutes After He Was Announced Leader of The Bloc Quebecois, Daniel Paille is Out of The Starting Gate

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It’s official, Daniel Paille has won the Bloc Quebecois leadership with a little over 61% on the second ballot (they used a preferential voting system).   Ahuntsic MP, Maria Mourani came in second and  Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapedia’s rookie MP, Jean-Francois Fortin came in third and was knocked off the second round.

I contend that this . . . → Read More: Barely Five Minutes After He Was Announced Leader of The Bloc Quebecois, Daniel Paille is Out of The Starting Gate

Quelle Surprise, The House of Commons Voted To Support The Continued Sale of Asbestos

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Well, it’s now official. The NDP’s motion brought to the House of Commons to ban the sale of asbestos was struck down today.

By a vote of 152-123 this evening the House defeated the NDP’s motion on asbestos. The New Democrats, Liberals and Elizabeth May voted in favour, the Conservatives and Bloc Quebecois . . . → Read More: Quelle Surprise, The House of Commons Voted To Support The Continued Sale of Asbestos

Witch Hunt On Nycole Turmel Shows How Much of Canada Really Doesn’t Get The Bloc Quebecois, Forgets Certain Precedents, And Priorities Screwed

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I’m still on the road, in Ford Nation. I thank my co-bloggers for keeping Sister Sage’s Musings current while I’m away. I have quick access to a hotel computer, so I will be brief.  The title pretty much explains how I feel about the tweets and the general reactions from the blogosphere and . . . → Read More: Witch Hunt On Nycole Turmel Shows How Much of Canada Really Doesn’t Get The Bloc Quebecois, Forgets Certain Precedents, And Priorities Screwed

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

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

Thanks Brad Wall, This Quebecoise Luvs Ya Too!

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One thing about this out of place constitutional debate happening these days is a further realization that Quebec is just not welcome in this country.

Now, the premier of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall shows us tonight just how much he luvs us Quebeckers:

“The notion that Mr. Ignatieff may choose to not recognize the . . . → Read More: Thanks Brad Wall, This Quebecoise Luvs Ya Too!

Once Again, Bill 101 Is a Provincial Matter, Quibbling Over Dumb Slogans And Reviving The Linguistic War As A Campaign Strategy

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I’ve got to stop reading the likes of  anti-feminist Babs Kay when I’m drinking hot coffee.  I invariably end up choking, burning myself and getting it all  over the place.  Perhaps today is the day I learn.

Before I start hammering her,  I have to ask, what was the deal with Gilles Duceppe . . . → Read More: Once Again, Bill 101 Is a Provincial Matter, Quibbling Over Dumb Slogans And Reviving The Linguistic War As A Campaign Strategy

“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?

A Vote For The Liberals Is a Vote For the Bloc? How Does That Work?

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Yes, a very stupid Harpercon incumbent, Brian Jean,  in Alberta tweeted this today.

… Every vote for the Liberals is a vote for the Bloc. Vote conservative and keep Canada together.

More blackmail and he’s failing miserably at it.

The reality is that most pundits in Quebec, including Chantal Hebert, and many in . . . → Read More: A Vote For The Liberals Is a Vote For the Bloc? How Does That Work?

CK’s Quebec Riding Watch Part 2–Rest of La Belle Province

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I’m back to deliver my thoughts on the rest of the province.  You can refer to part 1, Montreal riding watch here.

As I’ve mentioned yesterday, Jean Charest will not be intervening in this election because of his poor reputation at this time as well as the deal he signed with the Harpercons . . . → Read More: CK’s Quebec Riding Watch Part 2–Rest of La Belle Province

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

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

Jack Got Lucky, Or Did He? Iggy On The Hot Seat. Bloc With Nothing To Lose. Stevie and Candy, Only Themselves To Blame–Some Last Thoughts Before Gun Registry Vote Tomorrow

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Dear readers, let’s forget for a moment where we stand on the long gun registry and gun control for a moment–it’s not what this post is about.  It’s solely about leadership and politics that have led to this point. Really, for the sake of this post, we could insert a vote on any . . . → Read More: Jack Got Lucky, Or Did He? Iggy On The Hot Seat. Bloc With Nothing To Lose. Stevie and Candy, Only Themselves To Blame–Some Last Thoughts Before Gun Registry Vote Tomorrow

Long Form Census Debacle: Nothing More Than an Attempt at a Perfect Storm For an Election Call For Steve

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With all the blogosphere talking about the potential for Stevie scrapping the long census form; one should stop and ask a few questions. This is, after all, Stevie, the master tactician. One must question the timing of all of this. Not only is it the middle of summer. This is basically happening on . . . → Read More: Long Form Census Debacle: Nothing More Than an Attempt at a Perfect Storm For an Election Call For Steve

Some Red Herring With Your Flap Jacks, Perhaps?

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Ok, all together now; YUCK!!!

I caught this piece over at  Montreal Simon’s, complete with cheesy photo (when it comes to Master Steve, is there any other kind?) of him flipping rather oddly shaped pancakes at a Calgary Stampede Breakfast, complete with plaid shirt.  I was going to comment over at his place, . . . → Read More: Some Red Herring With Your Flap Jacks, Perhaps?

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?

Gilles Duceppe: Just Another Pawn in Steve’s Culture War? Or Could Duceppe Really be More Dangerous to Him Down The Road?

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After reading a  post from Cathie in Canada, where she was recently polled over the phone by Harris-Decima about whether or not she would support opposition MPs signing an oath of confidentiality, which, while underhanded, may or may not fall under Milliken’s rule, depending how you view that (remember, he did provide a . . . → Read More: Gilles Duceppe: Just Another Pawn in Steve’s Culture War? Or Could Duceppe Really be More Dangerous to Him Down The Road?