Three huge PQ resignations -

Three huge PQ resignations


Pierre Curzi, Louise Beaudoin and Lisette Lapointe, three stalwarts of the PQ’s hard sovereignist flank have just resigned from the party. Not over matters of the tongue (which would be bad enough), or country (just as bad), but over the increasingly undemocratic nature of the party itself (which is worse, especially for a group of social democrats). The proverbial straw that broke the proverbial back? A law having to do with a hockey arena. The three essentially just said that in its thirsty quest for votes, members of the PQ brain trust are acting like (gasp) Liberals. Ouch.

Unbelievable. The repercussions of this are going to severely hurt Pauline Marois’ leadership and the party as a whole.

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Three huge PQ resignations

  1. I hope this doesnt hurt the sovereignty movement.  Canada needs to get rid of the dead weight which Quebec represents and quickly.

    • Removing a dead weight would be wonderful…..when is Alberta leaving again?

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        • Anytime you’re ready, go for it.

          We’ll all be relieved.

          • As usual Emily, your posts are 100% substance free.  That’s fine for your run-of-the-mill lefty idiot but you’re apparently a PHD in economics.  Was that an online PHD from DeVry?  

          • I’m not a lefty….however Alberta is holding back  progress in this country….and is a primary resouce economy…like Nigeria.

            Old economy. Very old economy in fact.

          • i didnt say you were a lefty, i said that your level of commenting is reminiscent of a typical run-of-the-mill lefty idiot.  100% pure moral posturing with zero substance.

            and, to a certain extent, you’re right, Alberta IS holding back progress, because it keeps paying for everyone else.  If they let the loser provinces deal with their own crap, instead of bailing them out all the time, the loser provinces might wake up and start becoming self-sufficient.
            And yeah, poor Alberta, cursed with trillions of barrels of oil… Surely, though a PHD in economics (even from DeVry) should realize that the oil sands have also spurred major innovations in oil recovery techniques, thanks to which there is now more recoverable oil than in the 70s. 

          • No, Alberta isn’t paying for everyone else. In fact, since you have a deficit, you’re not even paying for yourself

            Good thing Canada didn’t call you a ‘loser province’ when it bailed you out of trouble the last time

            Lots of provinces have oil…but we are now moving into the knowledge age….and all you’ll have left is a lot of wrecked countryside.

          • When was the last time Canada bailed me out? And if Canada had called me a ‘loser province’, that would have been funny.  Cause, you know, im not a province.

          • Like most Albertans you don’t know your own history….probably don’t know you tried to print your own money either.

          • Im not Albertan.  I am Franco-Ontarian, and I live in Ottawa.

          • More like Franken-Ontarian.

          • A franco-ontarian who wants Quebec to leave….riiiiight

          • It’s better to just make it up if you don’t know it. Right Emily? 

          • It’s what Albertans seem to do, yes.

          • Actually Alberta has quite a diverse economy. But that doesn’t fit your worldview, right?

      • Definition of deadweight:   “an oppressive burden or difficulty” ; definition of oppressive: “burdensome, unjustly harsh or tyrannical”.  Neither Quebec nor Alberta fits the definition of a deadweight.  Diefinition of a bigot: “somebody with strong opinions, especially on religion, politics and ethnicity, who refuses to accept another person’s opinions”….could possibly describe alfanerd and Emily?

        • I’m glad to know you have no strong opinions.

          • Emily, I absolutely have strong opinions but I do not refuse to accept the opinions of others or treat them rudely because they have differing opinions from mine.  In fact, despite all the derogatory things you have said about the province I call home, I have never said anything derogatory back to you. 

          • I was being sarcastic, actually. You do have strong opinions and have often voiced them. So you’ll have to accept the fact that others do as well…without worrying about Miss Manners.

          • Yes, I guess civility is too much to hope for.  I certainly would never be so naive as to expect good manners.

          • Hey Emily, replying here because below the space for replying is 2-3 characters per line.

            Yes, i am franco-ontarian and I want quebec to leave.  What has quebec done for me lately?  nothing.  Besides, im not one who uses my minority status as a means to get special treatment.

            It’s funny though that you dont believe that im franco-ontarian because i want quebec to separate.  as if franco-ontarians (or any other group) had homogeneous opinions. 

          • I know…that’s an annoying feature of this board.

            As to Quebec, well Quebec and Ontario started out together…as the original Canada…and we could easily go back to that.

            We two provinces have more in common than either of us do with Alberta.

        • you know you lost the argument when you have to go to not just for a word whose meaning is plain and obvious, but also for a word in that definition.

          Besides, that “technique” yields some bizarre results.  Quebec is indeed a burden for the rest of Canada.  Is it a “unjustly harsh or tyrannical” burden?  no.  because that doesnt even make sense.  the term oppressive in the first definition was meant to suggest that it is not an insignificant burden.

          • Alfanerd, I appreciate your concern for my lack of understanding of the nuances of the English language.  I thought your use of the word “deadweight” might be hyperbole but due to my many inadequacies, I was not certain so felt compelled to check the dictionary definition.  I am sure someone with your superior intelligence would never be burdened by such an insignificant notion as a need to be precise in the language they use.

          • I have no problems with you going to the dictionary.  I do that too.  Im just saying as an argumentation technique, it’s very weak.  Also, be careful on parsing each word as if it had a very fixed meaning, and try to focus on the meaning of a sentence as a whole.  So when I say quebec’s a dead weight, I mean it is a significant burden.  And if you go to the dictionary for a word that was in a first definition, you have to find the definition that fits in with the context of the first definition.

    • And after Quebec, would you  like Manitoba, PEI, NS, NB and Ontario to go as well?

      • No, these provinces actually contribute to the Federation, they are not parasites, hence they should stay.

      • As a Calgarian, I would ask you, Lorraine why you don’t challenge Emily’s suggestion that Alberta separate?

  2. I wish more politicians would resign on principle. 

    • Jan, that is a great oxymoron: politicians and principles.

  3. This is good for Canada!

  4. I’d been polling a few of my politically-oriented Quebec friends about Duceppe, not long before Marois’ 93% vote, within the framework of the idea that he might finally be ready to ditch the federal scene and move in on PQ leadership. I conjectured that wouldn’t be too difficult for him to pull off.

    Then she got her strong show of support from the party, and he flamed out in the election, so I ended up having to say “oops”.  And I normally wouldn’t have been too surprised by that, since my political predictions are so frequently wrong. But in this case I just didn’t understand it, because Marois seems so persistently abhorrent as a person.

    Nice to know I might have been at least half right after all…