Such a Shame - He Was Having Such a GOOD Campaign ...

If there's a landmine, or even a cow-flop, out there, it seems Andre Boisclair is bound and determined to step on it.

But still, it's not as if leaders of the PQ have a history of saying really stupid things about people who don't fit the typical "pur laine" model of Quebec nationalist - right?

More later.

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At 8:34 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want the liberals to win?

At 9:40 p.m., Blogger Jason Hickman said...

Of the options available? Oui.

I suppose if I lived in QC I could be tempted by the ADQ, but these days they're focusing less on their economic policies, which I generally like, and more on their "pur laine Quebec" notions, which I don't.

At 9:49 a.m., Blogger Liam O'Brien said...

I've always liked Charest, going back to his run against Campbell in '93 . . but I think if I was in Quebec these days I've be very much torn.

It's Charest's (probably federal-grit-end-of-his-party-advised) attack on ADQ's economic and smaller govt. policies that I find very unsettling.

Besides, I think a stronger ADQ as an viable alternative is part of how the situation in Quebec finally gets at least somewhat more stable. . .

At 10:42 a.m., Anonymous Nick Whalen said...


Speaking with my Quebec friends last night, it sounds like this was the best possible result. The separtist cause has been shown out at the 30% core support it only ever had, with the soft separatist support really just disgruntled right wingers (as far as that term can apply in Quebec) looking for a voice.

To my chagrin, I can't imagine a better result for Harper.

Ironically, Charest will finally be able to come out of the closet against the leftists in his party as the Tory he really is, and make some long overdue changes to health care, education and taxation in Quebec. He'll never get any credit for it. But he'll be able to do it - and probably run federally for the Tory's again instead of for the liberals provincially!

Exciting night.

Nick Whalen


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