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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