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.Recommend this Post