Posts Tagged ‘ Quebec election 2012 ’

Who is Pauline Marois and what does she mean for Canada?

Sep 5th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

As of 11 PM local time, the September 4, 2012 Quebec election results have been fluctuating in small degrees for some time, and this seems likely to continue for some time yet. But the essential outline is clear enough. (For the current exact numbers see QUÉBEC 2012 – RÉSULTATS.) Pauline Marois’ Parti Quebecois has clearly […]

Krista Ford on dressing like a whore .. and three other key current cases of lying in politics in the Great Lakes

Aug 30th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

As Machiavelli taught long ago, lying has always been part of the modern political arts and crafts. But even he stressed the limits to the phenomenon. (“Occasionally words must serve to veil the facts. But let this happen in such a way that no one becomes aware of it …”, etc, etc.) As the unsettling […]

Maybe Pauline Marois is telling the rest of us that we cannot do nothing about Canada’s constitutional future forever!

Aug 27th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED AUGUST 28]. Just over a week from now, the people/peuple of la belle province (which is, of course, not a province like the others, because of its beauty and many other things) will be choosing their next provincial government. It still seems wrong to jump to any big conclusions just yet – especially perhaps […]

Who pays for the Canadian Forces nowadays – the offshore monarchy or the people of Canada (and Quebec)?

Aug 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Canadian Republic

This past Friday the Victoria Times Colonist published a piece by Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press, entitled “Royal branding of Canadian Forces to be extended … Suggestions for smaller branches forwarded for approval to Queen.” As Mr. Brewster has explained: “Restoring the ‘Royal’ prefix to the navy and air force has … become a […]

Easy to see why Pauline Marois attacks British monarchy in Canada .. big majority of all Quebecers want to end it

Aug 7th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

Can anyone really be surprised that Parti Québécois Leader Pauline Marois is attacking the continuing strange status of the British monarchy in the Canada of 2012? Or, as the Globe and Mail has explained: “With the Quebec election campaign in full swing, the royals have become for the PQ a symbol of the federal Conservative […]

Will this Quebec election finally take the rest of Canada by surprise (and/or if it does will anyone care)?

Aug 1st, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

There seems at least some anglo central Canadian consensus that, as Lawrence Martin urges in today’s Globe and Mail, in the Quebec election that Prime Minister (Premier?) Jean Charest has just officially called for September 4, 2012, “The Péquistes don’t scare Canada now.” The latest survey data does show that “Parti Québécois takes the lead […]