Federalists in bad shape in Quebec
Whileall pundits are saying that the Marois government is on its last leg, that it could not survive a call to the polls, may we suggest, during Quebec’s National Day’s celebration, to see things in a different light.
With two, as in one plus one, exceptions, all witnesses at the Charbonneau Commission are federalist, all associated with the Liberal Party. With the exception of Guy Chevrette, not even personally accused, all politicians are Liberals.
Let’s forget Liberal leader Phillipe Couillard’s almost dead ‘excellent friend’ and fishing partner, Dr. Arthur Porter, who while dying of a cancer manages to fly to Panama.
As are all mayors now arrested and criminally charged by UPAC, the anti-corruption squad of the Sûreté du Québec, former Montreal mayor, Gérald Tremblay, being a former Liberal Minister.
At the federal level, the new federal Liberal leader is forced to reimburse the money that he collected, while being an MP, to give conferences.
As for the NDP, one would love to see what organisation they could field tomorrow if an election would be called.
As for the Conservatives, well, think Senate and a bit too horny local senator whose deeds pale when compared to his other colleagues caught with not one but both hands in the pockets of taxpayers. That a former candidate and major figure of the party was arrested with the mayor of Montreal on Monday doesn’t shine a very bright light on President Harper’s government.
The bright spot being that the Bloc Québécois is nowhere to be seen.
In 1976, when the PQ took power for the first time, pundits were predicting that the Bourassa government, mired in scandals that would not even make the back page of any newspaper today, would be re-elected with a narrow margin. After all, the Liberals had just pulled over the Olympics… Well, since history is not a forte in Quebec, let’s hope that most don’t remember the outcome of that election.
Adding to the obvious comfort that Mrs. Marois will enjoy this summer, is the fact that CAQ leader François Legault has said that he is willing to support the PQ until next spring, which may be the fall of 2014 or the spring of 2015, and since we now have fixed date elections, a CAQ obsession after all, why not October 3rd… 2016!
But the PQ is dying. No way can they muster the votes that they need; look at the opinions polls. We do, and we even went as far as commissioning our own during the last election; we had problems believing what the pundits were saying. Since we were right, we will abstain from bragging. The fact is that the Liberals are going nowhere in fact with the francophone vote, the CAQ is stalling and Quebec has now three separatist parties, getting almost a majority of francophone votes.
This is why we are worrying during this year’s Quebec National Day week-end: the numbers and circumstances for federalists in the province looks a lot like what they did in 1976. playground. It will be a natural space that fits with the natural beauty of Stanstead.”
An architect’s drawing for the playground that was presented on Monday during the launch represented a play area that, once completed, would be a playground ‘showpiece’ in the area as well as a wonderful recreational and educational environment for the school’s students.
A major fundraising campaign for the over $100,000 project will take place, one that includes looking for money from the community, local foundations and all levels of government. Project planners will also be on the lookout for donations of materials, topsoil and the use of a truck.
The project’s committee is planning to carry out small improvements during the coming school year, such as painting and adding picnic tables, basketball hoops and chalkboards to the area, with the major landscaping and construction work being carried out in the summer of 2014.