April 9, 2014

Anxious? Afraid? Vote Parti Quebecois

Chris Selley, National Post

The Associated Press

Under the dubious banner of secularism, they had a popular proposal to leverage the nativist instincts the ADQ had exploited, and when the campaign kicked off they were comfortably ahead in the polls. With a majority, they would pass their secularism charter. Federal courts would smack it around. Along the way, voters would finally realize their society could never find its full expression under Ottawa’s thumb. And then, after some presumably minor palaver, Quebec would be a proud and sovereign nation where no one would ever have to encounter a heart surgeon wearing a turban. Instead: 25% of the popular vote and 30 seats.

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TAGGED: Pauline Marois, Quebec, Parti Quebecois, Canada

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