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The Liberal Scarf: Mapping out past Quebec election results – vote splits and vote efficiency make the different in Quebec provincial elections

In preparation for the Quebec provincial election on Monday, I mapped out some past Quebec election results, comparing the vote and seat share received by each party. Click the graph to embiggen, the vote share is on the left, seat share on the right.

In Quebec elections, the Parti Quebecois is often said to . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: Mapping out past Quebec election results – vote splits and vote efficiency make the different in Quebec provincial elections

The Liberal Scarf: Mapping out past Quebec election results – vote splits and vote efficiency make the different in Quebec provincial elections

In preparation for the Quebec provincial election on Monday, I mapped out some past Quebec election results, comparing the vote and seat share received by each party. Click the graph to embiggen, the vote share is on the left, seat share on the right.I… . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: Mapping out past Quebec election results – vote splits and vote efficiency make the different in Quebec provincial elections

Scott's DiaTribes: Quebec – good, bad and very ugly.

We had all 3 in last night’s Quebec provincial election. The bad news if you’re a Canadian federalist is the PQ won, and that Liberal Premier Jean Charest lost his seat. The good news is the PQ only won a slim minority (54-50-19-2 as of this AM), and the Liberals did not get as badly . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Quebec – good, bad and very ugly.

Impolitical: Legault raises the notwithstanding clause

This may sow some sober second thoughts during the last week of this Quebec campaign: “Quebec party mulls notwithstanding clause to retain MDs.” One of CAQ leader Francois Legault’s major promises in the election campaign is to ensure that all Quebecers have a family doctor within a year of the election. That’s a sweeping promise . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Legault raises the notwithstanding clause

The Liberal Scarf: The family tree of Quebec political parties

Taking a break from talking about Tracey Weiler and Tim Hudak putting full day kindergarten at risk for Kitchener-Waterloo families by talking about some other kind of families: the family trees of Quebec political parties.

Those who know me know I’m a big Quebecophile, so I thought I would make a rough chart showing the . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: The family tree of Quebec political parties

The Happy Wanderer: Charest Will Win

I’m calling it right now. A Liberal minority government. Polls show that the PQ is leading right now with the support of those alienated by Charest’s stance on education and their view of him being corrupt. But, I think that when time comes to vote, a significant portion of the PQ support will simply go with what they know best: the Liberals. They will reason that the tuition increases were not all that bad and that Charest didn’t do all too bad on corruption. Besides, the PQ wants a referendum and when time comes to actually take action and vote, they will not support the PQ.

And what about the CAQ? Why won’t Quebecers vote for Francois Legault’s party? Because, so far the party has not proven to be a serious choice. They seem like disorganised buffoons. Charest is just feeding off this. And so, Charest will win the same way Harper did: by making sure that only the Liberals seem in control of the situation while the other parties blow themselves up.

Charest had a field day with this, saying: “If I understand it correctly, François Legault will run the Twitter account and organize cocktail fundraisers, while Jacques Duchesneau will run the rest of the government.” Marois also pounced, accusing the CAQ of “improvisation” and calling them “amateurish.” In other words, not ready to govern.

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The Happy Wanderer: Charest Will Win

I’m calling it right now. A Liberal minority government. Polls show that the PQ is leading right now with the support of those alienated by Charest’s stance on education and their view of him being corrupt. But, I think that when time comes to vote, a significant portion of the PQ support will simply go . . . → Read More: The Happy Wanderer: Charest Will Win

Polygonic: The case for an NPD-Q

A year, now, since Québec first crested the Big Orange Wave, and still, the NDP continue to thrive. It prompts a brand-new big idea: isn’t it time to build a provincial New Democratic Party in Québec?

Will six be enough for the thirsty masses?

There used to be one, though we’re forgiven to have . . . → Read More: Polygonic: The case for an NPD-Q