The mistake during last year's election campaign though, which everyone now recognizes, was to focus our message on identity issues like this one and the misguided barbaric practices snitch line proposal, instead of running on our excellent economic record. Yes, Canadians care about shared values and about these issues. But I would argue that they care a lot more about issues that impact their standard of living and quality of life. They care about whether our economy is strong enough to provide job opportunities. They care about having to pay twice as much as Americans for basic food like milk, eggs, butter and chicken.
I watched the Quebec provincial election very closely even though I was in Europe during a major part of the course of the
But Pauline Marois lost the game to Philippe Couillard. By choosing to openly flaunt the card of an unwanted referendum and sovereign Quebec, she is caught in her own trap. And by inadvertently bringing to light the aspect of her privileged profile, she has fallen out among the province's populace.
Pauline Marois became the fourth consecutive premier to lose his or her own riding Monday, as the Parti Québécois was handed
In a move to counter Ford eating away at her base, Chow has tried to exploit her Hong Kong background- by reaching strangely all the way out to Hong Kong for the votes of Hong Kong residents with Canadian passports and property in Toronto. I believe that Chow's basic message of being a struggling immigrant has not resonated with her base or potential base.
Was the rise in voter turnout linked to an increase of immigrant and visible minorities voters? Was it the Charter or the spectre of another referendum for them to "steal" that drove them to the polls in record numbers? If Premier Marois had access to better polling data surveying minorities who make up a sizeable chuck of the electorate, would she have pulled the electoral chain to begin with? As pollsters drown in the sea of complacency and/or mortal fear of uncovering the uncomfortable truths, the necessary examination of voters will continue to falter.
With yet another female premier exiting the spotlight, it may be difficult for some to recall a time when more than 85 per
Monday night marked a big win for Philippe Couillard's Liberals, and big losses for the Parti Quebecois. Polls leading up
The Quebec Liberals won the election, but this cartoon in the Chronicle-Herald last month perfectly sums up the Parti Québecois
Please let Quebec choose a government that will represent values of inclusion, acceptance, and freedom. Let Quebec be a province where we can raise our children not only to respect, but to honour diversity. Let Quebec be more like my daughter's school -- a place where we can thrive and become better people.
When Pauline Marois dissolved her minority government of only 18 months and launched a new election campaign in Quebec just
In every election the same flags of fear are waved to scare the Quebecois into voting against the PQ. It's positioned as xenophobic and a threat to Canada. But is the Parti Quebecois really a racist body and a threat to our country? I say, "Vote PQ to save Canada."
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is still the most popular provincial leader in the country, a new poll suggests. But the latest
Several students were able to register following initial rejection by returning and speaking to different revisors or to their supervisors. This eventual success, however, underscores the fact that that when insufficient linguistic precision is coupled with haphazard revisor training, registration becomes subservient to bureaucratic fickleness; that is to say, it degenerates into a crapshoot.
The final leaders' debate in Quebec may have simply solidified the opinions of voters as the election day of April 7 approaches
Montreal is my home. If my roots in Ontario and the fact that I am an Anglophone are sufficient reasons to deny me the right to vote in the upcoming elections, the Chief Electoral Officer of Quebec seems guilty of blatant voter discrimination and repression. There should be an official review of the revision process and there should be an official enquiry into whether the office of the Chief Electoral Officer of Quebec (and/or its officials) were in any way influenced by the current government.
LAVAL, Que. – Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois put the idea of a third referendum on sovereignty on the backburner on
Here's a myth relevant to any musings about possible separation and one often promulgated by Quebec elites: that Quebec is not subsidized by the rest of Canada. No one, least of all anyone in Quebec, should buy the myth Quebec isn't massively subsidized by the rest of Canada. It surely is.
Each of the four leaders participating in the first debate of the Quebec provincial election Thursday night had clear objectives
Dear Quebeckers: I'm not a political commentator. I don't even play one on TV. Instead, I'm an average Canadian citizen and