As Quebec Premier Jean Charest Faces his Biggest Political Challenge – Yes or No Quebec on eve of Election call ?

As Quebec Premier Jean Charest Faces his Biggest Political Challenge – Yes or No Quebec on eve of Election call ?

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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14 Responses to "As Quebec Premier Jean Charest Faces his Biggest Political Challenge – Yes or No Quebec on eve of Election call ?"

  1. Darcy Neal   August 1, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    This will be a very interesting campaign. Which party will offer to buy the most votes with the $7.3 billion from the equalization transfer program. http://www.fin.gc.ca/fedprov/eqp-eng.asp

  2. Ex-Quebecer   August 1, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    The French people I know in Valleyfield want a change and will vote Parti Quebecois. I think it’s dirty for Charest to call an election now when citizens are trying their best to enjoy Summer holidays. I hope he get’s the boot!

  3. Eric   August 1, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Are the coruption findings coming out this fall?

    Great choice of parties. A. break up the country B. stay in country C. try and divide while alluding to keep both sides together

  4. Ex-Quebecer   August 1, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    I just remembered why Charest is an S.O.B. His Liberal Party had a plan to sell off 1,000 acres of Mont Orford Provincial Park down near Sherbrooke, and use the land for a condo development. It is alleged the developers involved were donors to the same Party. (Charest’s riding is in Sherbrooke). The Quebec Minister of the Environment, an MPP from Laval named Thomas Mulcair, objected to the plan and was fired by Premier Charest. The condo plan was later dropped due to public opposition. Mulcair, of course, had made a name for himself. He ran federally for the New Democratic Party in Outremont riding which is home to Universite de Montreal. He won and keeps winning and is now NDP leader and Leader of the Official Opposition in Ottawa.

  5. Highlander   August 1, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Great point Eric -falls going to be fun !

    #1 Not long after election day the construction industry investigation into corruption will come out and as advised by lead investigator an x Montreal police chief corruption is everywhere!

    #2-Not long after the elections the student protest return,
    well here comes the spoiled children again! Is what the ROC will say!

    #3-The ELECTION -yes finally the cream of the Quebecois come out and put their ETHNOCENTRIC platform along with other separatists groups!
    What guys ?Does Canada not treat Quebecers fairly ?

    Can’t wait for falls attraction – Watch cbc plays on the Quebec Dynasty

    Quebec can be a very self destructive province !

  6. Mister Giggles   August 2, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    The bubble wrap generation is going to vote and participate in politics as if their lives depended on it.

    from Pussy riot.org
    ———–

    Lyrics of Songs of Pussy Riot

    Punk-Prayer “Virgin Mary, Put Putin Away”

    (choir)

    Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away
    ?ut Putin away, put Putin away

    (end chorus)


    Black robe, golden epaulettes
    All parishioners crawl to bow
    The phantom of liberty is in heaven
    Gay-pride sent to Siberia in chains

    The head of the KGB, their chief saint,
    Leads protesters to prison under escort
    In order not to offend His Holiness
    Women must give birth and love

    Shit, shit, the Lord’s shit!
    Shit, shit, the Lord’s shit!

    (Chorus)

    Virgin Mary, Mother of God, become a feminist
    Become a feminist, become a feminist

    (end chorus)

    The Church s praise of rotten dictators
    The cross-bearer procession of black limousines
    A teacher-preacher will meet you at school
    Go to class – bring him money!

    Patriarch Gundyaev believes in Putin
    Bitch, better believe in God instead
    The belt of the Virgin can t replace mass-meetings
    Mary, Mother of God, is with us in protest!

    (Chorus)

    Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away
    ?ut Putin away, put Putin away

    (end chorus)

    Putin Got Scared

    A rebellious column moves toward the Kremlin,
    Windows explode inside FSB offices.
    Bitches piss behind the red walls
    Riot calls for the System s Abortion!

    Attack at dawn? Am not against it,
    For our joint freedom, a whip to chastise with
    Madonna to her glory will learn to fight
    Feminist Magdalene go demonstrate

    Revolt in Russia – the charisma of protest
    Revolt in Russia pissed on by Putin
    Revolt in Russia – We Exist!
    Revolt in Russia Riot! Riot!

    Take to the streets
    Live on the Red
    Set free the rage
    Of civil anger

    (loss on the square)

    Discontent with the culture of male hysteria
    Wild leaderism devours brains
    The Orthodox religion of a hard penis
    Patients are asked to accept conformity

    The regime heads toward censorship of dreams
    The time has come for subversive clashing
    A pack of bitches from the sexist regime
    Begs forgiveness of a feminist wedge.

    Revolt in Russia – the charisma of protest
    Revolt in Russia Putin got scared
    Revolt in Russia – We Exist!
    Revolt in Russia Riot! Riot!

    Take to the streets
    Live on the Red
    Set free the rage
    Of civil anger

    “Death to Prison, Freedom to Protest”

    The joyful science of occupying squares
    The will to everyone s power, without damn leaders
    Direct action the future of mankind!
    LGBT, feminists, defend the nation!

    Death to prison, freedom to protest

    Make the cops serve freedom,
    Protests bring on good weather
    Occupy the square, do a peaceful takeover
    Take away the guns from all the cops

    Death to prison, freedom to protest

    Fill the city, all the squares and streets,
    There are many in Russia, beat it,
    Open all the doors, take off the shoulder straps
    Taste the smell of freedom together with us

    Death to prison, freedom to protest

    “Kropotkin-Vodka”

    Occupy the city with a kitchen frying pan
    Go out with a vacuum, get off on it,
    Seduce battalions of police damsels
    Naked cops rejoice in the new reforms

    The XXXXXXX end to sexist putinists!

    Kropotkin-vodka splashes in the bellies
    You feel good, but those Kremlin bastards
    Face the revolt of the toilets, fatal poisoning
    Flashing lights won t save you, Kennedy will meet you

    The XXXXXXX end to informant bosses!

    Caught some zzz s, time to oppress the day
    The knuckle-duster s ready, feminism s sharpened
    Take your soup away to Eastern Siberia
    So that Riot will become rough enough

    The XXXXXXX end to sexist putinists!
    The XXXXXXX end to sexist putinists!
    The XXXXXXX end to sexist putinists!

    “Raze the Pavement”

    The Egyptian air is good for the lungs
    Do a Tahrir on the Red Square
    Spend a violent day among strong women
    Look for scrap on the balcony, raze the pavement

    It is never too late to become a dominatrix
    The bludgeons are loaded, screams get louder,
    Stretch the muscles of your arms and legs
    The cop is licking you between the legs

    The toilets are clean, chickens are in their civvies,
    Specters of Zizek washed away in the toilets
    Khimki Forest plundered, Chirikova banned from elections,
    And the feminists sent home on maternity leave.

    Pussy Riot

  7. Cory Cameron   August 3, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    I would like to know what Premier Jean Charest has ever done for Quebec let alone Canada? My favourite was Rene Levesque. At least he focused primarily on his province!

  8. Stan   August 3, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    Talk about buying votes….PQ leader Pauline Marois has now promised students that she will rescind the tuition increase proposed by the Liberals during the first 100 days of her winning the election.

  9. stellabystarlight   August 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Wondering why Mr. Giggles’s post was not deleted…..DISGUSTING. It certainly doesn’t do much for CFN’s credibility and name allowing this type of rubbish on the blogs. Thinking it wasn’t read in it’s entirety.

  10. Patrick Boucher   August 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Well they should delete it stella, there might come a time when they won’t have a choice. I believe it to be copyrighted material. Hope they asked permission from the writers. Its a song, not familiar with it, had to google it. Thank god CFN is not all like that…then again, maybe thats why its cornwall FREE news.

  11. Patrick Boucher   August 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Stan, from what i read is she will freeze the tuition for the first 100 days…then again who cares that s in Québec.. we are in Ontario.

  12. Ed   August 3, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    Hey Stella, It’s all about ratings.

  13. stellabystarlight   August 3, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Ed…..ratings my foot……it is DISGUSTING!!! The 2nd last paragraph alone would be reason enough to delete it. Thinking it wasn’t read in it’s entirety. I am sure that many who come here and don’t blog will feel the way I do.

    Sorry that I am off the subject……..but I just couldn’t help myself.

    Now you can all get back to Charest and his victorious election **s**

  14. concerned citizen 2   August 3, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Looking forward to fall election:
    yes the PQ will address the student concerns within 100 days .

    Will the PQ use the rest of Canada`s bank roll to fulfill their campaign promises-yes they will !
    The question is how the PQ will fulfill these Obligations at the same time push for separation and have the rest of Canada pay the tab for it!
    So will Quebec bite the hand that feeds them ,yes they will !

    Madam Marois will trade her soul to get the dream few want and many fear,but then be careful of what one wishes for you might get it!

    As for la corrupt Gov -thats why they are holding the election now before the details come out about the systemic corruption in the construction industry.

    WOW -thats great entertainment -welcome to the mess that is Quebec politics!

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