March 30, 2014

A Quebec Election Still Up for Grabs

Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

Let’s hope there were showers near the television studio where Quebec’s political leaders “debated” each other Thursday night. So much mud was hurled that a postgame soaping would have been the order of the night. To boot, so much rhetoric was unleashed and so much predictable exaggeration enveloped the airing of obligatory fears about the fragility of French, about the threats to Quebec’s “identity” from a handful of people (Muslim and Jewish, mostly) who work for the state wearing religious symbols, and about how Quebec will balance its budget while spending lots more money but not raising taxes, that anyone who endured the two hours must have been even more confused than when the debate began.

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TAGGED: Parti Quebecois, Canada, Quebec


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