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Québec Provincial Election

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Goonie, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. Goonie

    Goonie Lonely End of the Rink

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    Exciting times indeed! As a federalist I am hoping for a PQ win, but am also immensly interested in the fact that this election may serve as a turning point.

    For a long time the political landscape has been characterised by seperatists and quasi-federalists. A strong performance by the ADQ may well return some normalcy to Québec politics; a return to politics of left and right.

    It is this question that I am most interested in--what do our Quebecois posters think?
     
  2. Raisin Bran

    Raisin Bran Cereal Killer

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    I for one am rather interested in this election if only to see Boisclair and Charest getting at it and *****ing each other.

    I really Think the PQ dosen't cut it this year : lack of a solid plan, exept maybe a referendum Public consultation.

    As for the Liberals : I did not go through their plan yet but as a Séparatiste its against my religion to vote for them.

    Now .... we are left with 2 choices ..... :lol: Quebec Solidaire :lol: and l'ADQ :sad:

    Im forced to say that for now the ADQ has my vote. Specially because they want to eliminate school boards and bring school taxes on a municipal level.

    As much as I don't like Mr. Girouette (Dumont) Im forced to say that his party has the best plan yet!
     
  3. De Lorimier

    De Lorimier North American Scum

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    I'm totally apathetic about the greater scheme of things in this election. The PQ and the Libs are pretty much the same party (besides the stance on sovereignty). The PQ has a more left-wing speech, but ends up governing like the Libs anyway. The ADQ is a populist party appealing more and more to the rural population with reductive speech about immigrants and is dead last in more urban regions. OP is your typical left-wing party aiming to "make the rich pay more". The Greens are the Greens.

    I don't really care wich party ends up with more seats and gets to govern this little place. I just hope that this election and the fact that a lot of % of the votes won't be represented in the National Assembly will be help to turn us towards proportional presentation in the future.

    I'm also more interested in local politics of my neighborhood and will make my choice not solely based on the party, altought there's no way I'm voting Libs or ADQ, but on the candidates themselves for probably the first time in my life. Can't say that's a bad thing.
     
  4. De Lorimier

    De Lorimier North American Scum

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    As far as your inquiry goes Goonie, I don't see it happenning. For starter the national question will never go away. Not with a bunch of fence-sitters like us a anyway... The ADQ is presently calling itself "Autonomist", wich sounds like Yvon Deschamps old monologue about "A strong independant Québec within a united Canada". Soon enough, Dumont and his sycophants will have to take a real stance on the subject.
     
  5. Raisin Bran

    Raisin Bran Cereal Killer

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    These are the choices that are presented to us in Quebec

    :sheep: - Jean Charest

    :D - André Boisclair

    :mischief: - Mario Dumont

    Isin't it great choosing from a sheep, a Smiley dude and a guy that goes witchever way the political stance in Quebec is going.

    Makes me crazy :crazyeye:
     
  6. pboily

    pboily fingerlickinmathematickin

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    Is the whole "accomodement raisonable" thing a big part of the election? I heard it was becoming a hot button on the wrong side of the river.
     
  7. Raisin Bran

    Raisin Bran Cereal Killer

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    They try to muffle it as much as they can ..... big big big political quicksand.
     
  8. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    I'd voice my opinion of the ADQ, but it would get me banned...
     
  9. Goonie

    Goonie Lonely End of the Rink

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    C'mon.

    Dooooooo it.
     
  10. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    I'll soften it up a bit and just say that ADQ is french for BNP.
     
  11. Babbler

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    That's giving them too much credit.
     
  12. Babbler

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    I don't know who I vote for. The Liberals have been disaster. The PQ are separatist, and Boisclair strikes me as weak and ineffective leader. This "public consultation" dust-up is an insult to the intelligence of both federalists (it not a referendum ... it's a public consultation!) and separatists (when we say "public consultation", we mean referendum!). The ADQ have no real platform except populist platitudes. The rest is irrelevant.

    I have to think it over.
     
  13. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    I hated the liberals throughout their term, and I might have to vote for them anyway.

    If only Charbonneau was still the candidate in my riding. I'd happily vote for him as representative and forget everything about who winds up PM.

    Also, what Sysyphus said.
     
  14. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Well you could come live in Ontario! We have Dalton McGuinty, his right-wing equivalent and some creepy looking guy and erm... maybe I should move to Quebec...
     
  15. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    What would the Supreme Court say to the concept of a Canadian CivFanatican independance referendum?
     
  16. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Gesundheit.
     
  17. Babbler

    Babbler Deity

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    From June 2004:

    Aunt from Sarina: How good is Jean Charest?

    Me: As good as McGuinty.

    Aunt: Oh.
     
  18. CCA

    CCA Emperor

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    Is there a communist party?
     
  19. NKVD

    NKVD Cossack

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    i'll continue my streak on my 3rd provincial election and vote for Mario Dumont.

    I still dont get why people say he's changing his attitude and stance at each election.

    anyway i must say i'm impressed at Stephen Harper right now. he's the first politician i saw that actually respected a great part of his electoral promises
     
  20. NKVD

    NKVD Cossack

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    theres actually two every election... Marxist-leninist party and communist party
     

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