Categories

A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Impolitical: Quebec election morning after

What a tremendously shocking incident at the PQ victory rally last night. To see a death at a political rally, other gun injuries and a fire set…that’s a truly shaking thing for Canadians.

And what an incredibly close result. Notably, just 0.7% separated the PQ’s lead at 31.9% over the Liberals at 31.2%. . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Quebec election morning after

Montreal Simon: The Quebec Election and the Angry Canadians

On a sunny afternoon, in my favourite Montreal neighbourhood, both the Quebec election and the hysterical reaction in English Canada, seemed very far away.Which was a good thing eh?Because following the election campaign from Toronto and a beach in Maine, has been very exhausting. And the reaction in English Canada has been entirely predictable . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Quebec Election and the Angry Canadians

The Happy Wanderer: Last Second Projection!

The poll that get’s the last say is Leger Marketing August 31st. The Poll shows a new development that seems to be supported by past polls. That the CAQ will have more votes then the Liberals, and the PQ will win a government. But votes don’t translate into seats, and in fact I think Won’t win . . . → Read More: The Happy Wanderer: Last Second Projection!

The Happy Wanderer: Last Second Projection!

The poll that get’s the last say is Leger Marketing August 31st. The Poll shows a new development that seems to be supported by past polls. That the CAQ will have more votes then the Liberals, and the PQ will win a government. But votes don’t tran… . . . → Read More: The Happy Wanderer: Last Second Projection!

Impolitical: "We want a country"

Who really thought the Quebec election would end up here? At a rally last night in Montreal, the separatists were unabashed and evidently feeling quite confident going into the weekend: “Not about changing government, about changing countries, says PQ leader Pauline Marois.” “I need a majority mandate to make Quebec a country,” she said, setting . . . → Read More: Impolitical: "We want a country"

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

Canadian Progressive: Canada Politics News Roundup For Friday, August 24, 2012

The revelation that the Harper Government has authorized the use of information gleaned through torture is the highlight of our summary today.

The Happy Wanderer: When Is A Religious Symbol Not Religious?

I have been going over the arguments I have presented why it is hypocritical for the PQ to want to eliminate religious symbols in public areas, but yet still keep the crucifix. But after much deep consideration I have come to the conclus… . . . → Read More: The Happy Wanderer: When Is A Religious Symbol Not Religious?

The Happy Wanderer: When Is A Religious Symbol Not Religious?

I have been going over the arguments I have presented why it is hypocritical for the PQ to want to eliminate religious symbols in public areas, but yet still keep the crucifix. But after much deep consideration I have come to the conclusion that I am wrong.

Because fundamentally is the crucifix itself being in the national assembly a religious statement, and can . . . → Read More: The Happy Wanderer: When Is A Religious Symbol Not Religious?

The Happy Wanderer: Premier Legault? Not Happening !!!!!!!!!

With current polls putting Francois Legault a close third to the other two major political parties many are wondering whether Francois Leagualt will be able to make it all the way and win government in this election. … . . . → Read More: The Happy Wanderer: Premier Legault? Not Happening !!!!!!!!!

The Happy Wanderer: Premier Legault? Not Happening !!!!!!!!!

With current polls putting Francois Legault a close third to the other two major political parties many are wondering whether Francois Leagualt will be able to make it all the way and win government in this election. There are many reasons to suspect that the CAQ will make major gains in this election and that they will no doubt out do the . . . → Read More: The Happy Wanderer: Premier Legault? Not Happening !!!!!!!!!

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

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.

. . . → Read More: The Happy Wanderer: Charest Will Win

Canadian Progressive World: Quebec votes 2012: Separatist Option Nationale’s disingenuous appeal to Anglophones

This might come as a surprise to most Anglophones in Canada and Quebec. But it’s true. Option Nationale, a party unconditionally committed to separating Quebec from Canada, invites Anglophones to help shape the “future” of the province. To help the province “reach its full potential”. The party’s leader, Jean-Martin Aussant, made made the surprise invitation . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Quebec votes 2012: Separatist Option Nationale’s disingenuous appeal to Anglophones

Impolitical: Early going in the Quebec election

(Source)

So what’s going on so far in the first week…

Marois is keeping the electorate guessing on future referendum plans. How annoying and predictable.

Marois doesn’t know what to say about the entry of Jacques Duchesneau, Quebec’s “Eliot Ness,” into the campaign as a CAQ candidate. The helpful Bernard Drainville does, however. . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Early going in the Quebec election

Montreal Simon: Big Daddy and the Quebec Election

Well there he was the old smoothie, on day one of the campaign, sitting in his comfy chair in his big blue bus. The one with the slogan For Quebec.

Trying to explain in his Big Daddy knows best way, why he called a summer election.

Because you know, he's a good . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Big Daddy and the Quebec Election