Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I'll take "utterly predictable developments in Quebec politics" for $200, Alex

So, André Boisclair has handed in his resignation. I, for one, am decidedly unsurprised by this development. A headless chicken could have predicted that the PQ would ditch Boisclair after his poor performance in the election. Unfortunately, Boisclair himself was woefully incapable of deciphering the bleeding obvious, and is now forced to leave under a dark cloud of pettiness and party infighting.

What should prove to be much more interesting is how this will shake up federal politics. The BQ has hardly been shining in the federal polls, and I rather suspect that if popular leader Gilles Duceppe departs - as expected - for the provincial arena, the party's popularity will take yet another hit. I fear that this is likely to be good news for the Harper Conservatives, given Dion's failure to revitalize the party's support in Quebec - or indeed to do anything other than talk about the environment.

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5 Comments:

At 1:19 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. New Brunswick... we're not interested in your opinion. So shove it up your....

 
At 2:00 p.m., Blogger J@ckp1ne said...

I can see the point Justin Trudeau was trying to make about people from different languages or cultures mixing together more but I don't think getting rid of separate schools is a good way to acheive this aim.

 
At 2:03 p.m., Blogger J@ckp1ne said...

Sorry I put my comment on the wrong post it should go with the one below.

 
At 5:40 p.m., Blogger Julien Morissette said...

You're featured on Radio-Canada's website:
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/societe/2007/05/08/003-boisclair-blogue-demission.shtml

 
At 3:17 p.m., Blogger Vallée said...

It will be bad news for the Bloc if Duceppe quits the party. No one in the Bloc is good enough to be the chief. Maybe former PQ chief, Bernard Landry will jump on the federal train.

 

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