Politics and its Discontents: More On Madame Marois’ Mission

Star readers offer their insights on the Quebec Purity Charter. Both sides are ably represented: An outrageous plan, Editorial Sept. 11 Quebec Premier Pauline Marois and her crowd are playing on the fear of difference. Also, there is an appealing assumption that the more homogeneous society is the more harmonious society is. “If only we ...

Politics and its Discontents: More On Quebec’s Purity Charter

If the above interests you, you may wish to take a few minutes to check out Haroon Siddiqui’s column in today’s Star. Entitled Pauline Marois issues fatwa on Quebec secularism, his thesis can be summed up in his final paragraph: Marois is engaged in an ugly cultural warfare of the rightwing Republican kind. She is ...

Politics and its Discontents: Quebec’s Purity Values Charter

The following is reported in today’s Vancouver Sun about Quebec’s impending purity values charter: The Quebec government has released plans for a “values charter” that would impose unique-in-North America restrictions on religious clothing for employees at all government institutions starting with schools, hospitals and courts. If adopted by the legislature, the plan would apply to ...

Cowichan Conversations: Canadian Politics- A Significant Shift Is Underway!

Quebec Premier Elect – Pauline Marois The old saying that a week is a long time in politics was never more true than what we are looking at in Canadian politics today. The Pauline Marois PQ minority government victory and the losses for Liberal leader Jean Charest coupled with the wave of new Quebec NDP MP’s injected into the ...