CFN – Jean Charest is about to face the biggest political challenge of his political career and it should be fun to watch. Badgered by Corruption scandals and students banging pots and pans while gerrymandering hopes of PQ election wins he’s about to call a Provincial election.
The timing is about as good as it’s going to get for the embattled Premier. The Student protest really are a demographical divide in Quebec from age to language. Add in the fact that the elections should take place just about the time that students are returning it seems to almost be a dare for the PQ to boils the lobster pot of a segment of University students discontent.
After all it is tax payers that pay the bills in the end and it’s usually tax payers that vote more than students tend to. I mean why vote when you can hang out downtown and beat pans and pots?
Scandals of course are not new to Quebec politics. Even that term is almost brothered to the term corruption. I mean close your eyes and say out loud Quebec politics and what comes to mind? There was corruption during the PQ years of power too. Does anyone really believe that Quebecers would factor that into their decisions?
With the Orange Crush in the Federal election it looks like Quebecers are not focused on leaving Canada the way they were 30 years ago.
According to Eric Grenier’s 308 (threehundredeight.com) The Liberals are holding a slim lead that I have a hunch will increase the closer we get to election day.
So Quebecer’s is it time for change or will that wily Jean Charest keep his job? If he doesn’t gain a majority is that a true failure that should lead to his resignation?
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