The Scott Ross: From Five Female Premiers To Just Two

The Parti Quebecois loss tonight shows just how hard it is for women politicians to actually have a chance in government. Pauline Marois will be the 3rd female Premier gone this year, leaving only two; Christy Clark in BC and Kathleen Wynn in Ontario.Why Marois’s loss tonight is bad for women is not because of her ...

The Scott Ross: From Five Female Premiers To Just Two

The Parti Quebecois loss tonight shows just how hard it is for women politicians to actually have a chance in government. Pauline Marois will be the 3rd female Premier gone this year, leaving only two; Christy Clark in BC and Kathleen Wynn in Ontario.Why Marois’s loss tonight is bad for women is not because of her ...

The Scott Ross: Vote PQ To End Separatism

All federalists should want the Parti Quebecois to win Quebec’s election this Monday. Why? Because support for separation is so low that holding a referendum would end the issue for a generation, if not for good. If the PQ loses however, which is looking likely, separatism will continue to simmer until the PQ forms government ...

The Scott Ross: Vote PQ To End Separatism

All federalists should want the Parti Quebecois to win Quebec’s election this Monday. Why? Because support for separation is so low that holding a referendum would end the issue for a generation, if not for good. If the PQ loses however, which is looking likely, separatism will continue to simmer until the PQ returns to ...

Trashy's World: Violence and aggressive…

… behaviour directed at Québec Anglos? On the evening of September 22, Mr. G., a 17-year old young man was walking with his cousins in St. Léonard, an east-end neighbourhood in Montreal. They were speaking English. A young adult male confronted them and said, in French, “You’re not allowed to speak English here.” When the ...

Drive-by Planet: New PQ government cancels tuition hike: victory for student movement

Bottom: Photo from last Saturday’s march in Montreal  celebrating victory and calling for free tuition. Pauline Marois, the newly elected premier of Quebec, announced that her government has cancelled the proposed hike on student tuition fees. The hike was repealed by the new Parti Québécois government. Yes it can be done even against steep odds. ...

Trashy's World: Madame Marois and the PQ…

… are quickly losing credibility. Contradictions and confusion in the Parti Québécois’ referendum strategy have come back to haunt Pauline Marois’s campaign, fueling attacks against the sovereigntist leader’s evolving plan to transform her province into an independent country. Personally, I don’t think Marois could transform a kettle of water into tea, let alone a province ...

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 forgotten. ...