Monday, March 10, 2014

Pierre-Karl Péladeau Taking Over PQ Reins

Pierre-Karl Péladeau....Eyes firmly on the Premier Prize
I once met a leasing agent at a trade show where she introduced  me to her new young assistant, whose odd but familiar second name, piqued my interest.

Later on I bumped into the agent again, this time without the assistant in tow and asked if the young lady was indeed the daughter of the owner of the company.

"Yes she is" answered the agent sardonically, " I didn't exactly have a choice in taking her on."
To which I inquired of her rather cruelly, (I wasn't a big fan) how it felt to be training her replacement!

And so when Pierre-Karl Péladeau was introduced by Pauline Marois as a PQ candidate in the upcoming election, she was in fact introducing her successor, the only question remaining is how and when that transformation will take place.

Why Pauline would embark on such a course of action, letting an overpowering rival into the party, one she cannot hope to best in any type of leadership fight is another aspect to be considered, because as bad and incompetent she is as a Premier, as a political operator, she is unrivalled.

But first lets review;

Pierre-Karl Péladeau swore up and down over the last year and as recently as last month that he would not be running in the provincial election as a PQ candidate.
But back in December the decidedly lightweight online journal, The Prince Arthur Herald reported that this was not true, scooping everyone when it reported definitively that Péladeau would run in the election and even had correctly predicted the riding in which he was going to run, St. Jerome.
"The Prince Arthur Herald’s French news team has learned that Pierre- Karl Peladeau will most likely run under the PQ banner in the riding of Saint- Jerome. A PQ source familiar with the case confirmed the rumour."  Link
An assertion that Péladeau, through a spokesman, denied vehemently.
"The rumor is totally false, reacted  Quebecor spokesman, Martin Tremblay. Pierre Karl had already denied this rumour two months or so ago, in Quebec . And he used  strong enough words to deny that there isn't any question that he will go into politics."
Quebecor  even felt the need to publish a retraction on his Twitter account, anxious to leave no room for alternative interpretation. "Pierre Karl Peladeau has no intention to stand for election. The rumor @PArthurHerald is totally false, "
Hmmm... So much for the truth.
So lets not fall for the malarkey that Péladeau just changed his mind recently deciding to throw his hat in the ring on a lark, clearly, he was on a track from the very beginning.

Ever since Marois made him chairman of Hydro-Quebec, Péladeau has steadfastly denied all rumours that he had political aspirations and so in light of events, it is reasonable to wonder just how trustworthy and honest he really is, misleading us as to his intention so nakedly, a sad precursor to what we can expect of Péladeau as a leader.

Julie Snyder...Excess baggage on voyage to Premiership
Clearly his resignation from Quebecor and his dumping of his wife Julie Snyder in January, were housecleaning events, clearing the track and leading up to this announcement.
But putting all this aside, one has to ask why Marois, an old political warhorse would make a bargain with the devil, setting the fox into the chicken coop she oversees.
It is only a question of time before Péladeau is given the keys to or grabs the reins of power, clearly he isn't a man ready to play second fiddle and certainly not to someone as incompetent as Pauline Marois.

Should Marois win her majority, Péladeau will become more than her de facto deputy premier, he will no doubt  fill the role of Lord Protector, wielding the real power behind the throne, eventually taking over completely when Pauline has played out her fantasy and retires into the sunset, having fulfilled her lifetime ambition. (being Premier, that is)
I assume that is the plan that Pauline has signed off on, willing to play the role of titular head of state, enjoying the trappings of office while leaving the real work to her new hatchet man.

I can only chuckle at the thought of the hard-nosed, capable and pragmatic Péladeau sitting around the cabinet table and entertaining the idiotic ideas and notions of the PQ idiot-ministers.
How that will play out leaves me wondering, Péladeau doesn't suffer fools easily and there are plenty of fools among his PQ colleagues.
I'm sure that a lot of ministers are quaking in their boots right now at the thought of Péladeau's arrival, but alas, that is the stuff of another post.

Péladeau is a one man show who has ruled Quebecor with an iron fist, successfully smashing unions at his newspapers and this with a malicious and sadistic vengeance, a viciously nasty battle which he enjoyed like a disturbed child pulling wings off a fly.
He is no saviour to the PQ's unionized base or entitled masses, that much is for sure!
His candidacy was roundly condemned Sunday by the FTQ,  Quebec's largest union, as a "catastrophe" for working men and women in Quebec.
"He is probably one of the worst employers that Quebec has ever known," the FTQ said in a news release, citing Péladeau's history of lockouts.
For his potential opponents, both within and without the PQ, I can only warn them that this guy plays super rough, the likes of which ordinary politicians have never seen.
I'm reminded of the old aphorism that reminds us that one should never wrestle with a pig, because you both get dirty, but the pig enjoys it.
 
With the Quebec Liberals a lot closer in the polls than was predicted by the media of late, Péladeau will be the linchpin to an election win or loss for the PQ.

While Pauline sees Péladeau as a necessary component to election victory, she may be making a pact with the devil and the gambit could very well backfire if the Liberals push the notion that Péladeau will usurp the throne and impose his harsh austerity and anti-union and anti-entitlement philosophy, imposing upon the province a punishing economic regimen worthy of an army boot-camp sergeant.

Anybody who is being unfairly rewarded, be it lazy-ass fisherman in the Gaspé, beneficiaries of wasteful electricity projects, welfare recipients and up to and including the entire over-paid and bloated government public service, should be on notice.
Péledeau represents a slash and burn manager, who embraces a take no prisoners economic and business mentality, where the bottom line is more important than people.
It is a philosophy no Quebec political figure would dare enunciate and one that even Francois Legault would be too frightened to even contemplate.

The Liberals could exploit this weakness, because in the end sovereignty aside, people will vote their economic interest if they see it threatened.
While Péladeau may earn votes from middle class voters previously fearful of the economic ramshackle fostered by the PQ, the traditional union and entitled base may be frightened off.

It is fascinating political theatre with an outcome difficult to predict.

Péladeau is everything the province of Quebec needs, a leader willing to make the tough economic decisions that are needed to get Quebec on track, including cutting out entitlements and government waste, no matter the cost it imposes on the entitled.

But Quebec voters are probably too invested in the status quo to abide by the painful dose of economic and political truth that Péladeau would deliver.

To paraphrase the movies, when it comes to Quebec voters.

THEY CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!

255 comments:

  1. Wow, and I was just thinking he has been brought in to take on the unions, the current power behind the throne. The why I haven't figured out.

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    1. I think we're about to see an assassination à la Julius Caesar, except this will be Mrs. Caesar getting the knives.

      I can only wonder why a billionaire is taking an enormous pay cut for this. What is in it for him? I see kingpin in Quebec's future. It's not a question of IF Kaiser Karl is looking to feather his nest, it's HOW and for HOW MUCH!

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    2. What pay cut? He gets dividends, his shares increase in value, yada yada. Once you've got a couple million in shares you don't work for a paycheque anymore.

      -Kevin

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    3. Kevin: Don't tell that to Frank Stronach!

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  2. I'd pay to watch Harper vs. Marois

    Not so much Trudea or Mulcair vs. Marois

    This makes me ponder though what Harper vs. Peladeau would look like
    I actually cringe at considering Truedeaau or Mulcair vs. Peladeau

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    1. The seppies think they have it bad with Harper in charge of the country - they ain't seen nothing yet until they get King Peladope in charge of their new country. I guess the communist vote is not to be counted on nor the unions. I want to see the unions get taken down also but not a slash and burn effort. People's lives are at stake and this power hungry megalomaniac will not give the impact of his decisions any more thought than he will walking on an ant hill. He knows nothing about what struggles the average people face nor does he care. The bottom line is all that will matter to the King! Get ready quebec - you're in for a rude awakening!

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    2. FROM ED
      Cutie, where do you get this information from about Peladeau not caring for the average person. There is nothiing anywhere on line about that The team at Lib front has never seen him as a tyranr. You get ideas in your head and announce to the public they are real. You go out of your way to try to make me look dotty but people who know, think different. i was introduced to Dr.Couillard by a member of parliament as being politically insightful especially in the area of demographics.. Very intelligent was the term his Parliamentary assistant used. Peladeau is a human being. making him out to be a monster is fraudulent Ed

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    3. Ed - from now on I will ignore the stupid things you say in your posts and I would like the same respect from you. There is no sense in trying to communicate with you - you are dotty no doubt. Peladeau is a control freak - it's well known and has no regard for the average person because he does not live the in the same circumstances as 99% of us do! He was born into money, walks over people for power and money and controls most of the same publications that run down anglophones, allphones and Canada on a continuous basis. He is obviously unethical - won't even follow the rules laid down by his own party!

      Anyway, last time I'm explaining anything I say to you. You just don't understand normal conversation and read the strangest things into everything.

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    4. Steady, Cutie. Ed's getting on in years. Usually a near-death experience, like the one Ed claims he had recently, humbles the soul. In Ed, it sees to have hardened his. He's taking swipes at you, me and others. He's either on cheap drugs or is getting Alzheimers.

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  3. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-votes-2014/pauline-marois-says-no-to-revised-english-debate-offer-1.2566721

    Pauline won't even agree to a second debate if she gets to speak French while all the other candidates are handicapped and have to speak English, really speaks to her confidence in her abilities and platform.

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  4. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsMonday, March 10, 2014 at 1:20:00 PM EDT

    What I've relished the most throughout this occasion is reading all the hypocritical statements made by separatists regarding PKP.

    It proves that their are so rabidly obsessed with achieving independence that the sovereignist side truly can do no wrong.

    They just don't get that this is why their side will never win - because it lacks conviction and character.

    Look at how much pressure the PQ applied to Liberal MNA David Whissel when it was discovered that he owned shares in a paving company at the time that he was public works minister.

    Le Parti Quebecois - "It's only wrong when someone else does it."

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    1. lol too true, it's apparently very difficult for the PQ to remain consistent and not be hypocrites, in almost anything they enter into, democracy, ethics, corruption, whenever they sling mud or make accusations it comes back they're the ones doing or planning to do it.

      http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/pkp-to-keep-his-quebecor-shares-1.1722329

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    2. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsMonday, March 10, 2014 at 2:46:00 PM EDT

      This is beginning to fuel speculation that Peladeau is little more than a publicity stunt for the PQ. Some are saying he'll do his best to help usher them into a majority and then leave.

      He might want to shorten this affair up - if you check out the Videotron FB page, it's been mercilessly shelled with angry subscribers both Franc and Anglo alike stating they're jumping to Bell and refuse to fund the PQ:

      https://www.facebook.com/videotron

      I've stopped reading the comments just because there are now too many. Chose certain, this move has cost Peladeau a lot of money so far and his newspapers are taking a huge hit on the credibility front, with all editors, including the Anglo-Canadian ones, trying to perform emergency damage control.

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    3. Damn good to hear ABSA - why don't you re-post your list again of all the companies this freak owns because of the huge amount of posts and "load more" last time - for readers that don't reside in this province. They can assist us also and not purchase his papers or products anywhere else in Canada. The more damage we can create for him the better! Thank you.

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    4. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsMonday, March 10, 2014 at 3:18:00 PM EDT

      @Cutie Here we go: http://separatistliesexposed.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/how-to-shut-down-pierre-karl-peladeau-the-pq/

      Federalists have really done their part to promote that post on social media, check it out: http://screencast.com/t/JaSZguYr2

      Also, PKP really isn't the threat they hoped for.

      The PQ & PLQ are now neck-and-neck in the polls, though the poll that indicates this is an internet poll, so I'm always leery.

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    5. The death of the PQ is near. finally

      http://business.financialpost.com/2014/03/10/pqs-pierre-karl-peladeau-insists-he-wont-sell-his-quebecor-shares-even-if-ethics-boss-tells-him-to/

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    6. Thank you ABSA - the polls are really weird sometimes. I heard one last night on TV that said 60% of the people they polled had not made up their minds as to how they were going to vote as yet. I find that really strange and very high given the political situation here and I honestly feel people are not being honest with pollsters any longer. I'm kind of glad really; I personally find that the sheep follow the polls and people don't think for themselves so maybe people are being a little more cautious about being honest when they get these calls.

      And Serge - this is nothing new for the separatists - they make rules and then break rules as often as they change their shirts. Imagine, he will do as he likes even if it's unethical. These people sure do like to think they are over and above the law in every way imaginable. It's no wonder this province is so corrupt from the ground up.

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    7. @a bs argument

      "Also, PKP really isn't the threat they hoped for. The PQ & PLQ are now neck-and-neck in the polls,.."

      you're wrong mate. the poll you saw was conducted before sunday when peladeau's candidacy was announced. no fact exist about the effect of this event on poll results. of course you are still free to make shit up.

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    8. I believe the entire quote was "The PQ & PLQ are now neck-and-neck in the polls, though the poll that indicates this is an internet poll, so I'm always leery." and no connection was drawn between that statement and anything to do with the previous separate statement about Peladeau. Someone is getting angry and seeing what they want to. But hey lets just take quotes out of context and mix them together

      Student said : "peladeau's" "shit" "mate"

      I agree student he just doesn't have much moxie!

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    9. @whowhatzit

      so you think a bs argument just blurted "also, PKP really isn't the threat they hoped for." without any kind of factual backup whatsoever? yes it's a possibility too i'll give you that. you see i thought the reference to an old poll was his little effort to come up with some kind of support for his ridiculous claim.

      seems i have more respect than you for a bs argument because you thought it was possible that the dude left such drivel in the air without any link to what could look like facts.

      @a bs argument

      what do you think of dudes like whowhatzit who don't even expect you to provide factual basis for your rants? do you consider this insulting from him?

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    10. "without any kind of factual backup whatsoever?"
      It's called an opinion, you know personal held beliefs that have no factual basis? You spew them all the time: separation would be good for Quebec, you don't trust anyone who is religious, you discount anything a religious person thinks on any subject, you know opinions. BSAG was kind enough to spare us from bigoted opinions at least, you should work on that, lest you be accused of a hate crime of them because you might end up in front of a judge who believes in a religion, your worst nightmare.

      "see i thought the reference to an old poll"
      Old poll? You mean 2 days ago? lol. Someone is filled with anger today! Must be those "old" poll numbers getting to you.

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  5. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsMonday, March 10, 2014 at 1:24:00 PM EDT

    BTW, check out this picture and look at the way PKP is clocking Marois: http://media1.ledevoir.com/images_galerie/de_176541_131379/image.jpg

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  6. I still see no outcome except a Parti Quebecois government at the end of all this. It's just a question of whether the PQ will get their majority or linger on with a minority. The anomaly is the CAQ, but much like the ADQ before it, it's about to vanish....

    Regardless of who wins the damage by the PQ has been done and Quebec is finished...quite literally. There are signs even in my neighborhood, a number of long time businesses and restaurants (some decades old) are suddenly closing up shop permanently. Their leases are up and they're using the opportunity to pack up and leave Quebec. The explosion of "A Louver" signs are the canary in the coal mine!

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    1. It's "À louer"...

      They might not be that present after all...

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    2. Look mate, No gays allowed on this site, take a hike until you change that gay name. merci

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  7. FROM ED
    The Peladeau will not make much difference to the camaign, it's too late. However if by some miracle The PQ wins he is exactly what we need for this province. He would go directly to the economy.
    1. He also knows that the separatist option would have to be phased out. It won't be easy because it's obviously the hard liners that have forced this to be. Once he has the power he will have to question the separatism option knowing it will kill investment.
    2. His Quebecor World is in 17 countriea. In his 30's he put Quebecor printing into every country in Europe.
    3. He is also smart enough to that the English and Allaphone tax money is important. He'll possibly do more for us that the Libs can.to stop an exodus.
    4. Don't switch your service from Videotron to Bell. he has very little to do with Videotron these days. Simply a consultant
    Bell has terrible customer service record these days. Check the net and you'll see. I know by my own experience i's terrible.
    Also their fees are ridiculous. I pay $47.00 for a land line. Videotron charges only $ 16.00 Three imes the price. The basic channel options is also three times the price. Ed

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    1. $47 for a landline? The basic Bell price is about $16... Yeesh.

      -Kevin

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    2. It depends on what you negotiate with Bell. You talk to their customer service rep, tell them you will switch to Videotron and tell them the deal you want. Very seldom do they not go along with it!

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    3. Geez Ed - what are you doing now? Telling people to vote for the PQ? We need financial reform but not a nut like Paledeau or the streets will be full with striking workers for God only knows how long. We need someone that will make the unions stop getting all the increases and benefits that they insist on each time a contract is up for negotiation. Make them live with what they have and/or decrease the entitlements for new employees entering the workforce but we don't need a sledge hammer.

      He made it perfectly clear that he is a separatist and will not stop the stupid politics of the separatist movement in any way shape or form. He's in it for glory and nothing else but a crown. For heaven's sake he stated "I want to leave my children a country"! and he's not referring to Canada. As long as someone says that, the exodus will continue.

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    4. Tan Abbott

      In my area Bell services are much much worse than Videotrons. I switched from Bell To Videotron about 1 year ago because Bell's Fibe internet which was costing me $55 a month was as slow as dial up internet. I made many complaints and nothing was done by Bell. I pay $35 a month for Videotron basic internet and it is lightning fast compared to Bells. And yes, I am using the same computer as I was when I was with Bell. I knew that Videotron was a separatist company but I could not keep paying for a service (Bell) that was crap. I also never had an issue with customer service at Videotron. My calls are answered within 2 min compared to over 1 hour wait time for Bell. I am staying with Videotron, they have the T.V. channels I want, they have great internet speed and they have good customer service in English. And no, I am not a separatist.

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    5. ED BROWN
      You have it backwards Kevin. Bell charges $ 47.00 for a landline. I know how much I am paying. Ed

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    6. Peladeau owns a shit load of Videotron shares. He'll be back in there the moment he wants.

      Only a fool would spend their money so it benefits this seppies long term wealth.

      Don;t go with Bell. Use the opportunity to switch to a smaller ISP like Teksaavy etc.

      Bell is just another spot to hide union members and overpriced fee's.

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    7. No Cutie,
      I'm not working for the PQ, just telling it like it is. The importance of truth in publishing is something you don't seem to understand. Ed

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    8. There you go again Ed trying to insinuate you're more intelligent than I am. You just never learn not to be an insufferable jerk. There is no point in any woman, francophone or jewish person trying to speak to you in a normal civilized manner - you're a total waste of time with your arrogance and "know it all" attitude.

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    9. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsMonday, March 10, 2014 at 5:03:00 PM EDT

      Now this is intriguing...

      The "Tan Abbott" posting at: Monday, March 10, 2014 at 4:00:00 PM EDT

      Seems to have a very different point of view than the Tan Abott posting on Facebook:

      https://www.facebook.com/videotron/posts/790781750951361?comment_id=7870625&offset=0&total_comments=419

      So is this what separatists have to resort to? Imitating federalists?

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    10. Thanks anonymous for busting up another shit argument from a seppie. Good team here.

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    11. LOL - ABSA - You'll like this. Thank God for the social media:

      http://www.cjad.com/cjad-news/2014/03/10/videotron-caught-in-anti-peladeau-backlash?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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    12. Tan Abbott

      Vous avez parfaitement raison,j'ai vécu la même expérience avec Bell...Un service et des produits de merde!

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    13. Ed: Don't make me come over to bitch slap ya!

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    14. @ED

      If you're paying $47 for a landline you're paying for a whole lot of services you do not need.
      The basic cost for a landline with Bell is $21. It's cheaper if you bundle.
      http://www.bell.ca/Home_phone/Home_phone_service_packages#INT=SHOPHOMEPHONEFOOTER_SUPERFOOTER

      The basic cost for a landline with Videotron is OMIGAWD $20.
      http://www.videotron.com/residential/telephony/residential-line/residential-line?mktcampaignid=mkt01&gclid=CP7-_qnEir0CFYY7MgodvVsAYw


      You have to learn to negotiate ED


      -Kevin

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  8. For all,

    If you are serious about following the election, the Board of Trade of Montreal has this event planned:

    Economic debate between the PQ, the QLP and the CAQ

    We are pleased to invite you to a lunch debate on the economy, on Friday, March 14. Representatives of the three main parties will present their positions and priorities for reforming the state of Quebec’s public finances and revitalizing its economy. The event is organized by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec, the Institut du Québec and the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.

    The debate, moderated by Bernard Derome, will be preceded by an expert panel discussion taking stock of Quebec’s economic and budgetary situation. A number of recent studies have demonstrated that public finances are stretched to the limit and that for over 20 years, the province has been lagging on certain key economic indicators. Quebec is also the province with the highest debt, where the population is aging most rapidly and where taxes are the highest.

    Given Quebec’s situation and the pressure on already strained public finances, it is time for Quebec to decide: should it protect the basket of services and tax more? Should it invest in infrastructures and increase the weight of the debt? How can we improve our productivity? How can we stimulate the economic growth of the city and the regions? We are seeking solutions. Let’s hear what the experts and political parties are proposing.


    Debate on Quebec’s economy and public finances between:


    Nicolas Marceau
    Martin Coiteux
    Christian Dubé

    Date: Friday, March 14, 2014, 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Price:
    Ticket(s) Members: $125* Non-members: $145*
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    * Taxes not included

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    Tel.: 514 844-9571, ext. 3241

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  9. FROM ED
    Cebeuq yiu mentioned in the lst post, use the NAME/URL option. I'd like to but I don't know how to fing out what my URL is. How can Infind out. Ed

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    1. ED,

      Just put any name you want to use in there. It's Name OR URL.

      URL is the link to your website if you had one, just skip it.

      Use a name instead.

      BTW, I'lll be giving some small donation to the Libs.

      In my riding it makes no difference who I vote for. It's solidly Liberal.

      Anybody that needs help fighting the seppie lies is worth supporting for now.


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  10. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsMonday, March 10, 2014 at 2:53:00 PM EDT

    Here you go Ed: http://screencast.com/t/UUR2gXvhFgM

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  11. PKP's nomination is a clear sign that the PQ's days of catering to the left-wing wimps are over. The party has been trying to build an umbrella for 40 years and all it's done is create strife and BS arguments, chewing up leaders when they fail to win independence.

    Nah, the PQ has decided that Quebec Solidaire can keep the dipsticks and their continual arguing.

    I still believe, no matter what PKP says, that the current PQ has given up on independence and this is simply another step toward the new ethnic nationalism party.
    It's a pretty clear chain -- first the Charter which offended most of the left-wing types, then Martine Desjardins betraying students, now PKP and goodbye unions.

    Welcome to the hard right shift.

    -Kevin

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    1. Kevin, you are dreaming.

      70% of Francophones are solidly socialist.

      These are just deals with the devil the PQ are making. Anything to get over the line.

      You doubt Pelideau will not get some MAJOR $$ biz out of this from the PQ?

      Quebecor will print every bit of govt paper for the next 100 years.

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    2. Of course you're right Pierre - the backroom deals are flying high and in the major dollar zone. None of these people care - it's not their money. Ethics and morals are a joke when it comes to the PQ.

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    3. @Cebeuq
      Socialist? Really? You must have missed the widespread opposition to the student strike -- which, even at the height of the protests against Bill 78, saw people opposing the heavy-handed manner in which Charest was hoping to stop protests, but still thought hiking tuition was a good thing.

      You must not live in the same province I do, the one where 58% of francophones think the PQ government is all wrong.

      Forget your preconceptions about what's happened in decades past, stop fighting the same old battles, and recognize that people have moved on, evolved, and updated their tactics.
      Sovereignty is dead -- 61% of Quebecers oppose it.

      BUT and this is the important but -- Sovereignty is not important as long as they have POWER.

      Do you really think Marois and Peladeau want their own country?

      SURPRISE it doesn't matter, as long as the brain dead fools who support sovereignty vote for them, which they will do as long as the PQ leader whispers 'independence' at a private rally and then never mentions the word in public (which is, natch, exactly what Marois has been doing since she became leader).

      Now, the PQ intelligentsia (and please, stop making the mistake that your opponents are stupid just because you dislike them) know that sovereignty alone is not enough to get them power -- and they also know that counting on union support won't get them anywhere either.

      After all, it's what the PQ has been doing for 40 years! It hasn't worked. And so they've changed.

      The PQ is only going to pay lip service to sovereignty (which is all they've been doing for the past 15 years, really. Still gets people apoplectic) and has shifted to an ethnic nationalism base.

      This is not Rene Levesque's PQ. Not Parizeau's not Bouchard's.

      It's a new party and if you don't realize that you are toast.

      -Kevin

      -Kevin

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  12. @ED: You can leave the URL space blank. I do.

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      Thanks MtL I'm trying it. Ed

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    2. Thanks MTL it works for the first time in two years I feel like a legal poster. Ed
      Incidentally to all; I am going into the Mtl. Chest Institute to morrow, hopefully to get my lungs back to working order,. It's called extreme sleep apnea, complicated with the pneumonia my breath shuts off completely when I sleep laying down. I'm tired of sleeping in a chair I'm too old for a lung transplant but if anyone out there has a couple of inflatable inner tubes the shape of a meatloaf I'll take them with me and see if the surgeon can install them. See ya when I get out if they don't transfer me to the nut house where I belong. Ed

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  13. This guy killed the free English Weekly "Montreal Mirror" citing economic reasons - but hey - somehow the French equivalent "Voir" is still being published. The guy is an Anglo hater - just like his old man was.

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    1. PKP is the propoganda minister for the PQ.

      He owns all the francophone media. He's responsible for programming the francophone population in their hate and endless masturbating about themselves.

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    2. Té din patates Anonymous. Voir n'appartient pas à Québecor. Avant de fermer le Montréal Mirror, il a fermé le concurrent du Voir il y a 2-3 ans.

      Cela dit, une personne qui adore les Anglos de la Grande-Bretagne, des États-Unis, de l'Australie et du Rest-of-Canada, mais qui estime que les Anglos au Québec ne sont pas à leur place peut-il être qualifié d'Anglo hater?

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    3. Y.L ... Haha!

      Moi je dirais "angryphone hater".

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    4. Yes anonymous for economic reasons. English were not rteading the Mirror because of it's heavy advertising and content. The French go for smut and toilet humor which readership kept the French version 'VOIR" alive.
      pierre, no man . We can't blame him for the hate of the PQ. That comes directly from Marois and was never present until she and her cabinet came along. Ed

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    5. Évidemment Press 9. Quand je parle des Anglos, je généralise pour simplifier la discussion. Et je pense surtout à une place comme le Carrefour Laval où on entend abondamment parler anglais parmi la clientèle. Mais aucun d'eux n'est Anglais, ils font tous partie de l'immigration récente.

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    6. What a shaft and a sour pill to swallow, that immigrants, who you consider beneath you, when faced with a choice, reject you too.
      -Virgil

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    7. I suggest you should take a hike and move to France if you don't like it Y.L. This land belongs to Canadians new and old and not to bigots like you.

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    8. "This land belongs to Canadians"

      Haha! Bien sûr

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    9. Bill 14 would be priority for re-elected PQ government

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-votes-2014/bill-14-would-be-priority-for-re-elected-pq-government-1.2567044

      Hoho!

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    10. Pam

      Our house is sold & heading to Vancouver!

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    11. @pam

      why did you move to vancouver?

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    12. probably because Vancouver is universally known as having highest standard of living in the world unlike your east-end French only ghetto.

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    13. Could be that the 26,000 people losing jobs a month need to go somewhere to find work.

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    14. Il est possible que Pam soit unilingue anglo aussi.

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    15. focus on the economy and not language issues. English will always be present in Montreal. For every tax paying anglo that leaves an welfare Haitian/muslim takes the spot.

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    16. Could be, but those have been in Quebec for hundreds of years, even before it was conquered by the British for the first time in 1629 (without a shot fired), not really a reason to leave now.

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  14. From Ed
    Please publish this nothing. Ed

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    1. hey man. I tell you to change that gay name. thanks mate.

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  15. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsMonday, March 10, 2014 at 4:40:00 PM EDT

    Here's a point I haven't heard brought up yet.

    What if another Quebec-born media baron would have chosen to run...but for the PLQ or CAQ: Conrad Black.

    Yes, that's right, many people aren't aware, but Black is in fact Quebecois.

    Should he have chosen to run back when he was still at the helm of his media empire, the separatists would be screaming bloody murder and cringing that he would use his newspapers to sway public opinion.

    This is why I think Peladeau's nomination is far too damaging. The hardcore troops will attach themselves to it like the mindless partisan leeches they are, but the moderate separatists are having problems digesting this.

    Anyhow, on the topic of Conrad Black, he went to jail for something that sounds awfully close to what Mme Marois may well be guilty of. OMG how I would love, love, love to see Matante Popo in jail!

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    1. Francophones don;t believe in jail for their people.

      If they did the Charbonneau commission would actually fix something.

      Les Quebecois don;t want to solve corruption any more then they want to stay in Canada. The entire economy of Francophone Quebec would collapse if backhand deals were not allowed.


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  16. Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois said Monday that star candidate Pierre Karl Peladeau should not have to sell his shares in the Quebecor media empire, even if the ethics commissioner of the National Assembly is encouraging him to do so.

    Read more: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/pkp-to-keep-his-quebecor-shares-1.1722329#ixzz2vavLawzu

    Ethics are something seppies don;t understand.

    If they did Quebec would not be harassing certain classes of citizens.

    The bitch has her own ethics issues of course. "Va Parlez a Pauline".

    What an unholy alliance. PKP, corrupt unions, Pauline "lets make a deal with my husband" etc etc.

    It never ends in Quebec.

    MY MONTREAL DOESN'T INCLUDE QUEBEC.

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  17. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE FRANKFORTMonday, March 10, 2014 at 7:10:00 PM EDT

    Pierre-Karl Peladeau entering politics with the PQ is business suicide for Quebecor, QMI, Sun News as well as all Sun dailies. If I were an investor, advertiser, a newspaper subscriber or owning QMI/Quebecor stocks I would reconsider my business partnership and sell my interests and dissociate. I can see a national boycott of Quebecor.

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    1. I couldn't agree more. This pompous prima donna has gutted the SUN Media dailies, and his saying "That he wants the product of his loins to live in a country that they can be proud of" makes me want to puke. This wannabe Napoleon sees himself as the first President of Quebec, and he will slice and dice Marois to attain the throne. He is vermin, and when Quebec becomes a third world hellhole of a nation, this clown still has the money to bailout and flee whereever.

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  18. Go to the comments section after the article and show Dr. Couillard we support him and his stand on bilingualism. Will only take a moment but can mean a lot especially since this is his first campaign and we're going to support his party. Thank you.

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/story.html?id=9601179&fb_comment_id=fbc_734222366597527_7996982_734308176588946#f28cd6cccc

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    1. Cutie, Dr.Couillard does not need special help I assure you. To begin with he is not the novice you make him sound like. He ran his own campaigns in the Rosemount and Quebec city ridings. Also, he is not alone .His campaign is being run by the most experienced man in the liberal party. Ed

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    2. You know Ed you really are so full of it - one minute you want people to do something and when they do you tell them not to. Why don't you just not say anything at all? You never make any sense with your ideas so it's a waste of time. We say boycott to hurt the PQ - you say oh no that hurts the people - we try to get people behind the liberals by publishing things on the internet and in the papers and you say oh no he/they don't need that. What is wrong with you?

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  19. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE FRANKFORTMonday, March 10, 2014 at 8:28:00 PM EDT

    De toute facon je souhaite une forte majorte au PQ le 7 avril. 70% ou plus serait souhaitable, Pauline toute radieuse de confiance peut aller de l'avant avec un referendum, le Canada ne ferait rien cette fois et le bien petit quebekistan aura sa "liberte".
    Je souhaite vivement que ce parasite qu'est le quebec peut se detacher du Canada et debuter son existence miserable d'un pays BS et souffrir d'un sous-emploi chronique. Le 7 avril votez tous-tes PQ!!!! Bon debarras!!!

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    1. For the first time in a long time, I agree with this sentiment.

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    2. 70%? What are you smoking?

      At least 58% of the population will vote against the PQ.

      -Kevin

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  20. His real name is Pierre-Carl. He switched for Karl in honor of Karl Marx!

    A man full of contradictions!

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    1. Peladeau is impressed by Marx, a man after his own heart. Marx was fed up with Monarchs and dictators with their greed and cruelty.. The French revolution was the catalyst for his research. He wanted to find the best form of Government for all the people. With Freidrich Engels as his assistance he went to England where the best libraries were. From 1840 to 1880 he put together his paper, The Communist Manifesto. The idea was that everyone would give the fruits of their labour to the Government who would give back to each according to their needs with a democratic election.
      Vladimir Lenin, caring man that he was, liked Marx's idea and to improve on it decided he would save the people the cost of an election. .Ed

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  21. So much for the revival of Les Nordiques not to mention the 400 million dollar white elephant being built. wait until the taxpayers figure this one out.

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    1. please explain how péladeau's new job hinders the nordiques return. my guess is your explanation will make no sense.

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    2. 1 plus 1 equals 2 student. figure it out yourself dimwit.

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    3. @concerned quebec tazpayer

      haha. typical answer from a lesser quality contributor without a clue.

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    4. hehe, idiot student can't figure it out on his/her own.

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    5. With TVA getting the new NHL contract it seems even more likely that the Nordiques will return. Which may or may not be a good thing as there is a real 'bread and circuses' feel to what's going on. It looks like maybe people are being bought off a little. Sure they'll get a hockey team, and Quebecor will get the entire market.

      Not the entire market, of course, they'll divide it up with Bell to make it look like there's competition (the same thing Bell and Rogers have done in Ontario) and If Quebec becomes independent there will be a version of the CRTC but how can it have any teeth when one of the main players it needs to regulate will be the one creating it?

      This is exactly the kind of thing that supposedly made Quebec 'distinct' from Ontario, public control of the culture. But now it looks like it's going to be run by private companies just like everywhere else.

      I'm surprised that Quebecers don't seem to have a problem with a man who will still have to answer to shareholders (and Quebecor is traded on the Toronto and New York exchanges so many of the shareholders have nothing to do with Quebec) being in the government - I know there is always the claim of the blind-trust (although hasn't Peladeau said he's not doing that?) but we're not that naive, anymore, are we?

      - Jay

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    6. @jay

      "I'm surprised that Quebecers don't seem to have a problem with a man who will still have to answer to shareholders..."

      they do. it's been all over the news today. that's why on his very first day he had to confirm he'll do all he needs to do in order to be clear of any ethical issue. http://tinyurl.com/oj3x79u

      "I know there is always the claim of the blind-trust (although hasn't Peladeau said he's not doing that?)"

      not at all. he said the opposite.

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    7. Blind trusts might make sense for someone who is simply an investor, not so much for the biggest vote shareholder, of his own family company, who used to be CEO. I mean look at Pauline's hubby, all he was, was the head of the FTQ and he was talking with and making dirty deals with the current management years after he left. Peladeau isn't one to take a back seat, he'll be apprised of the goings on and be apprising others of what to do, the only question is will he be caught doing it.

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    8. @Student

      Well, that's good. Of course, it's really only as good as the regulation and enforcement. But anyway, I suspect there will be no obvious conflict but my suspicious nature (and my experience with big business) makes me think the effects of having business inside the government will be long-term, anyway, and happen slowly.

      I suppose this is the kind of thing I had in mind when I asked if the price of independence could ever be too high. This isn't just government teaming up with big business, this is very anti-union big business - the worst employer in Quebec, isn't that what the FTQ called Quebecor? (a good stock to own, though).

      Separating religion and government is a good idea but so is separating business and government, especially if the unions are going to be weakened.

      - Jay

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    9. @whowhatzit

      you seem to be in way over your head here mate. i think you should wait for the assemblée nationale ethics dude to come up with recommendations.

      on the other hand if your objective is to sling turds you should shoot now while facts are still not available. your job is easier in these circumstances.

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    10. @jay

      i agree with your conclusion. one important thing he said yesterday though is he doesn't think a government should be run as a company, in other words he understands that making profit is not his main objective anymore. also he has a degree in philosophy. that's top credential in my humble opinion.

      "the worst employer in Quebec, isn't that what the FTQ called Quebecor?"

      yes that seems to be ftq's opininon. do you trust ftq? or if you want to come up with your own point of view, here's the opinion of one of his journalists:

      http://tinyurl.com/m5upcp5

      and here is a discussion between péladeau, csn boss claudette carbonneau and pundit jf lisée (now pq minister).

      http://tinyurl.com/nzxgvv5

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    11. "you seem to be in way over your head here mate."
      Hmm we've learnt a long time ago issues relating ethics (ie don't discriminate against religious minorities) or business (ie pretty much everything) are not your strong suit, so I'm going to assume your complete ignorance of the topic is why you're making such wild accusations.

      "i think you should wait for the assemblée nationale ethics dude to come up with recommendations."
      Hmm well Peladeau didn't think the same "On Monday morning, Peladeau told reporters he would not sell his Quebecor shares, even if he were told to do so by the province's ethics commissioner." of course as a member of the PQ party his position changed by the hour!

      "on the other hand if your objective is to sling turds you should shoot now while facts are still not available"
      Well facts aren't available because Pauline called an election to avoid testifying on the FTQ matters, I mean I can see why she wouldn't want to answer question on something like this:

      "In the recording, then-FTQ president Michel Arsenault said the PQ would not want a public inquiry into construction corruption, because "they will be hit, too," and "because we have a deal with Blanchet.""
      Sounds pretty shady.

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    12. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsTuesday, March 11, 2014 at 8:04:00 AM EDT

      @whowhatzit

      Student is the perfect example of the dogma that clutches the partisan PQ voter's mind.

      I don't know exactly how long you've been following this blog, but Student has previously fought tooth-and-nail to defend the FTQ and unions. But now that PQOceania has declared the FTQeastasia as being doubleplusundergood, Student has dropped alliances with them overnight and now deplores their very existence.

      I see it all over social media, too. People who declare themselves proud "socialists" are drooling over themselves over PKP's arrival and they are now trampling all over their "convictions", even justifying the lock-outs PKP lodged against their own fathers.

      That is how poisonous nationalism is - like a heroin addict, all logic and common sense goes right out the window and your life becomes consumed by one single objective which robs you of your ability to remain objective.

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    13. Too true, as much as Student professes to distrust, and think the worst of religious individuals, the truth is student very much has a religion, separation, which is pursued regardless of fact or reason. If PKP was dropped as a candidate they'd all reverse course yet again.

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  22. Did anyone watch the interview last night between PKP and Anne-Marie Dussault on ICI Radio Canada at 6:00 pm?

    Anne-Marie Dussault started talking about the stagnation in the support for sovereignty, saying it was at the same level as 1980 and then similar in 1995. AMD asked him to elaborate on the 1995 referendum. PKP lit up like a dog smelling a piece of raw meat. Within a few seconds he was staring her in the eyes and made the following statement, live on TV, "Le référendum de 1995 a été volé".

    Coming out of Léo Bureau-Blouin's mouth, I would have laughed it off. Coming from the former head of a multi-billion dollar empire gave me the creeps - this guy is seriously deranged. It's only a matter of short time before the rest of the PQ members realize this. I think Pauline brought them a "Cheval de Troie".

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    1. he's more aware than you are mate. http://tinyurl.com/86v6lrp

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    2. Yes, yes student and 9-11 was an inside job, and the moon landing was faked.

      Stop being so "anti-democratic" by disagreeing with the results of the referendum as you'd say.

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    3. Students falling all over herself to defend a top 1% now

      Fucking funny.

      No principles at all.

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    4. @student
      You're trusting an article written by ROBIN PHILPOT to be fair and balanced?

      Holy fuck.

      The separatist side rejected tens of thousands of valid ballots @student.
      The federalist side got involved with a scam artist who siphoned off millions.

      Jean Charest, because he has no balls, approved the destruction of the ballots a few years ago instead of allowing them to be counted.

      -Kevin

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    5. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsTuesday, March 11, 2014 at 9:33:00 AM EDT

      Student's mentality explained: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance

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  23. Après PKP, une autre pointure de taille en économie

    Simon Prévost candidat pour le PQ

    http://www.lesaffaires.com/secteurs-d-activite/gouvernement/simon-prevost-canadidat-pour-le-pq/567046

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    1. Ils clairieres jeu nationales infiniment. Reposoir cornette au magasins continue touchera commence et. Grand salle temps vecut ivres on ah. Pressentit ah gourmettes il xv lumineuses compagnies. Relatif uns circule peuples comprit nez galoper immense peu. Condamnait etonnement non fut frissonner eue. Faite sueur bondi fin foi soirs faire finit. Bouleaux bas appareil fillette car gravures ete couleurs pas. Et et suivit quelle va devant palais legion courts.

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    2. @Français brouillés

      Vous avez raison mais personne sur ce blogue n'osera l'avouer.

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    3. Simon Prevost, il y a quelques mois, était contre le PQ et projet de loi 14...

      -Kevin

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    4. C'est bien possible Kevin,vous pouvez être souverainiste et contre le projet de loi 60 aussi.C'est le tronc commun qui importe.

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  24. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsMonday, March 10, 2014 at 10:02:00 PM EDT

    PQ = Nazism = Godwin?

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BiaTh3jCcAADZyA.png:large

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    1. A bucket filled with Godwin points for you!

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    2. look mate, what did i tell you already?

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    3. Choisis un pseudo Anonanus et va te faire soigner pour ta fixation sur les gais,petit redneck des prairies canayennes.

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    4. @Anonymous : Listen man, I don't give a fuck about what an idiotic troll like you has to say.

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    5. @sebastien

      trolls like this one are a real pain on this site. don't answer.

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    6. "va te faire soigner pour ta fixation sur les gais"

      He doesn't need because people who have a such fixation generally repress their true nature.

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    7. I read some of the articles on vigile.net. Its like fantasyland over there as I have never read so much nonsense in my life.

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    8. Votre commentaire n'est pas au bon endroit...Marc.

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  25. Listen man, I don't give a fuck about what an idiotic troll like you has to say.

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  26. J'epère que Bain et Seniw seront toujours derrière les barreaux le soir de notre victoire.

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    1. lol "notre victoire" which candidate are you again?

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  27. Can anyone comment on the relationship between the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and (Quebecor Media Inc, Quebecor Inc.). How much money does the Caisse have invested in these 2.

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    1. there's a ton of articles on this on vigile.net, check them out.

      http://tinyurl.com/opnbddf

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    2. What it's like to dig through Vigile.net to find any true information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrpa7S3WQS0

      Warning: The video is about as nasty as the real thing.

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    3. In a nutshell, PKP took over Quebecor when his father died and ran it into the ground.
      The Caisse gave him millions, then bought PKP another gift: Videotron.
      It basically wrote off most of the gift a few years ago and retains a substantial stake in the company.

      -Kevin

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    4. People need to dump anything he owns.

      Anybody that is keeping retirement money in Quebec deserves to lose it all.

      Go see your financial advisor and start using words like RISK.

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  28. @ Student
    "there's a ton of articles on this on vigile.net, check them out."

    Interesting link, thanks. They seem to have the same worries I do. I probably don't understand the tone and subtleties (I could learn any kind of math but I've always struggled with languages - I barely passed English ;)) but what I read might have really underestimated the potential for collusion between Quebecor and the Caisse - why blame Peladeau, the article said. I think I mentioned 'regulatory capture.'

    These may not be the best people to write a new country's constitution.

    - Jay

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    1. @Jay

      I don't think any of them graduated high school!

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    2. Marc,
      You probably don't know how right you are. When I was a boy the French families were having eight and ten children.
      Babies are cheap to feed and clothe but teenagers are something else. A taxi driver for example needed extra income.. The law required boys to attend school until the age of fourteen but practically on his fourteenth birthday the old man would find him a job, usually delivering beer or groceries on a bike. I found it strange that while we English kids were playing baseball after school, none of my french friends were with us. Ed There was eleven elementary schools in Verdun and only one high school that went to grade ten. Many French kids never got to high school. If a boy was not smart they didn't have time to waste on him I felt sorry for my friends. the yard was like a dump with cars parked in it, there was no way they could play ball there if they were allowed.. Ed

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  29. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE FRANKFORTTuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:41:00 AM EDT

    I am tired of quebec being part of Canada. Best way to kick quebec out of Canada is to impress on every single quebecois to vote PQ on 7 April.
    That is the only strategy possible TO REMOVE THE GANGRENE THAT EATS AT CANADA.
    The hopeful departure of quebekistan - following a clear cut PQ win on 7 April that will inevitably attract a referendum within a year - will directly benefit Canada in many ways, mostly positive economic outcome. No more parasite that will choke the ROC. Good riddance.
    THE SAVINGS ALONE COULD BE IN THE TEN$ OF BILLON$ YEARLY.

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    1. Canada can buy Quebec back after bankruptcy.

      10 cents on the dollar.

      Even the parts that don;t partition will be under Canada control at that point.

      You want cash to bail out your backwards people?

      Change all the insane laws, hating of everybody else and stop masturbating about your culture as more important then food and clothing.

      Otherwise not a fucking penny for the no teeth Charlevoix union member.

      The PQ should just get PKP to donate all his stocks and cash to save the economy so we can have a more "social" future.

      Seppies supporting the 1% to keep their money AND run the place.

      How fucking funny.

      The biggest enemy of socialists and students now in charge by THER OWN HAND!!

      hahahah

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    2. A more chilling possibility (and probably more likely) would have Quebec going into the tank and the ROC buying them back at 100 cents on the dollar when they're worth 10 cents, much the way West Germany did with East Germany. They're still paying the price.

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    3. This is why we can;t have somebody that gets elected FROM Quebec negotiating with Quebec.

      IE Fuck off Trudeau and NDP.

      Only the conservatives like Harper will have the balls to cut them off properly so Quebec ends up as damaged as possible.

      None of this Liberal "we love everybody" and Quebec might come back crap.

      Kick Quebec to the curb the nastiest way possible. Permanent parting of ways as it gets partitioned.

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    4. We simply CANNOT have a resident of quebec negotiating piss all for partition of this province when it comes to be. That's ridiculous. PKP is a prime example of the sneaks that hide in the bush here - one day a federalist, next, when convenient, he's a separatist. Many thousands more of these turncoats. Harper is the best one to deal with quebec for sure Pierre - he can be nasty and that's what quebec needs now more than ever. They would walk all over Justin and/or Mulcair because deep down these guys are really quebecers first and Canada second.

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  30. Charte des valeurs: St-Arnaud favorable à la disposition dérogatoire

    http://www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/politique/201403/11/01-4746458-charte-des-valeurs-st-arnaud-favorable-a-la-disposition-derogatoire.php

    Aux grands maux,les grands moyens

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  31. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsTuesday, March 11, 2014 at 8:33:00 AM EDT

    And the honeymoon is already over!

    Le SPQ Libre ne veut pas de PKP comme chef: bit.ly/NW0JRa

    That really didn't take long, did it?

    Told you guys, there are some elements you simply cannot mix! We've already seen in the past what happens when your party members only share one objective.

    Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.

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  32. "Le parti des syndicalistes et progressistes pour un Québec libre (SPQ Libre) a accepté un mariage de raison avec Pierre Karl Péladeau, mais s'est fixé une limite, hier. PKP comme coéquipier au sein du PQ pour la souveraineté, oui. Mais pas question de l'élever, un jour, au rang de chef."

    Totalement en accord avec le principe.

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    1. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsTuesday, March 11, 2014 at 8:42:00 AM EDT

      Of course, because you have no principles.

      «C'est avec raison que la FTQ le [PKP] qualifie de "l'un des pires employeurs que le Québec ait connus"

      You can't say shit like that about your teammates - you are aware, S.R, that there will be repercussions for this, right?

      Scenario one - Marois boots Dubuc & Laviolette from the team, thereby forsaking two valuable long-time assets to the team.

      Scenario two - The socialists force Dubuc & Laviolette to make a decision about their loyalties between the PQ and the proletariat.

      Scenario three - Marois forces Dubuc & Laviolette and PKP to have a peaceful pow-wow on TV and it makes the SPQ Libre supporters so sick to their stomachs that they publicly declare they will are shifting allegiances to QS.

      Face it, you guys are going to lose.

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  33. " Les gens de Québec veulent une équipe de hockey,pas un pays " - Sam Hamad

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    1. Based on poll numbers, he's 100% right.

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  34. And so the conflict of interest starts:

    http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/1192455-pq-hopeful-gets-great-ink-from-his-own-paper?from=most_read&most_read=1192455#.Ux8E7gqXYsI.twitter

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    1. Ont-ils aussi une opinion sur la relation entre les "libs" et Gesca ?

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  35. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsTuesday, March 11, 2014 at 9:46:00 AM EDT

    Really starting to ask myself if Amir Khadir is questioning himself over being a separatist: bit.ly/1ivt8qo

    With allies like those, who needs enemies? The good news is that all immigrants who sided with the PQ are now seeing what their masters really think of them.

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  36. Press Release. Are we surprised? Where do we go from here? Quebec is doomed for sure unless the voters smarten up and start facing reality.

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1783262

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  37. Somebody needs to talk some sense into the CAQ and the Liberals to come up with some kind of alliance.

    Stop being politicians for a moment and help the population for once.

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    1. Would anyone be surprised if the following does not have some truth to it?

      http://jomarcotte.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/prochain-referendum-22-juin-2015/

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    2. Haha, Pauline saying there'd be no border crossing. It still hasn't dawned on separatists that even if Quebec ever did separate they wouldn't be able to do whatever they wanted, well unless they want to be the new North Korea, and all the "benefits" the people of that country "enjoy". I'm sure Canadian tourists will be flocking to Quebec City to spend their tourist dollars to keep the city alive after separation.

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  38. Conservatives look like the biggest fools and tools out of all this. Mulroney sits on the board of directors while PKP's Sun News Network continue to do Quebec bashing stories that actually helps the separatits' cause. ''oh look! English Canada in Sun News is bashing Quebec!''' But everyone fails to see that PKP owns Sun News and it is part of his game

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    1. Je vous propose de jeter un coup d'oeil sur les médias anglophones locaux.

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    2. One thing we know for sure, the multi-national corporations will continue to own everything and they will have their media outlets say whatever sells the most in each region.

      - Jay

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  39. 108 000 "likes"!! sur la page FB de notre première ministre...Wow! ////////// Philip-Flop Couillard : 4 200 :(

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    1. "Marois accused of buying Facebook fans"
      http://goo.gl/c1kmVl

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    2. Thank God - I was so worried that I wouldn't be allowed to visit the new country it kept me awake nights - What a joke.

      http://www.pastagate.com/1/post/2014/03/pauline-marois-says-canadian-tourists-welcome-if-quebec-is-a-country.html

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    3. we already boycott Quebec and we are not coming back...ever...lolllllll

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    4. UN GARS BIEN SYMPATHIQUE DE FRANKFORTTuesday, March 11, 2014 at 12:58:00 PM EDT

      Under a sovereign DPRQ (Democratic People's Republic of quebekistan) La Marois would have winters end on 01 February while the crushing accumulated quebec debt will be cancelled. As a bonus, every quebecois would be born with a job for life and taxes would be eliminated.

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    5. I would hope that when Quebec becomes a separate country, not only Canada creates secured border, but also requires that Quebec citizens to apply for visa to enter.

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    6. Their background should be thoroughly checked before they are allowed into the new borders of Canada. Anyone found participating in the separatist movement should never be allowed to visit again. A penalty of about 50 years for payback is appropriate. When this place fails, let them fail on their own - they made they break it! Tough love as the Editor says - time for it to initiated. Being reasonable hasn't worked - we can play hard ball too.

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  40. I think the PQ is the pick n mix party. Containing every political flavor so people can choose their favorite. The xenophobic, anti- allophone flavor appeals to the largest section of potential voters, throw in Martine Desjardins and Leo Bureau-Blouin for the students, for the entrepeneurs and business community there is Pierre-Karl Péladeau, for the left wingers the usual suspects. No need for policies.

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  41. Latest victim of the language Nazis:

    http://www.cjad.com/cjad-news/2014/03/11/updated-oqlf-targets-westmount-salad-shop-because-of-vintage-signs

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    1. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsTuesday, March 11, 2014 at 2:08:00 PM EDT

      @Theo

      Know what's funny about that?

      This: http://www.lapresse.ca/le-droit/dossiers/elections-quebecoises-2014/201403/11/01-4746605-marois-propose-des-mesures-pour-stimuler-le-tourisme.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_lire_aussi_4746582_article_POS1

      Find the fault.

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    2. Actively suppressing other languages and actively suppressing those who dress differently, yet hoping for tourist dollars? Can anyone see the broken logic here?

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    3. But if the salad shop gets rid of 2 vintage signs the French language will be saved. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

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    4. Ah but quebec will "save" 2B dollars by leaving Canada! Didn't you all know that? Here he is saying that and once again proving that they are liars and idiots:

      http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/parti-quebecois-has-plans-for-montreal-1.1723992

      Watch out Montreal, here he comes!

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  42. Seems the denial and insecurity of the Seps is cranked up to 11 today! Like moths to flame, they feel compelled to come and troll for attention. I always enjoy reading the comments…that inevitably end with them pretending not to need anyone else, or care about reality. Ya sure have a funny way of showing it! Now you're starting to realize you're in a lose/lose situation. You're basically fighting to win a referendum that will make your lives worse, but that will finally let everyone else get on with more important things. Demanding attention and playing the victim has always been your only bargaining chip, but as time goes on…it's worth less and less. The only way the PQ will be able to survive is to back off calling a referendum.- CB

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  43. Here is the 2018 Quebec Olympic hockey team.

    L C R
    Alex Tanguay - David Desharnais - Rene Bourque (I know Rene can't speak French but has a French name.)
    Alex Burrows - Antoine Vermette - Daniel Briere
    Pascal Dupuis- Max Talbot- Louis leblanc
    Georges Laraque - simon gagne maxin lapierre

    extra forwards
    Martin St.Louis(even though Marty will be retired by then, he will take a temper tantrum,marc bergevin will have no choice to take him due to the backlash on social media.

    Jason demers alex chiasson
    Jordan caron simon depres
    mark barberio jean-phillipe cote

    extras
    Julien Brouillette-PK Subban(we can lend P.K to you as we tend to think he is too high of a risk)


    Martin Brodeur(although marty will be 50 years old by then, he is still the best you have)
    Jean-Sebastien Giguere
    Martin Biron



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    1. Gee. Nova Scotia has a much better top line with

      Brad Marchand- Sidney Crosby-Nathan Mackinnon.

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  44. I am tired of all the slinging of mud back and forth between the two solitudes. In a way its perhaps time the PQ wins a majority and has another referendum and this time maybe they will finally leave the country. I am somewhat resigned to what is abotu to happen..its very likely the PQ win..perhaps not a majority but in the end not sure it really matters.
    And if the Liberals win..it only delays the inevitable another few years..maybe a few more smart people can leave before tshtf. Its time for the anglophones and allophones and federalist francophones to stand up and make a stand against this neverending whining. Lets get on with the referendum but then lets have serious negotiations..including partition..50+1 is not enough in my books and in reality they should look at the results per riding..the ridings that vote 60 percent or more to leave canada can leave..those that vote 60 percent or more to stay should stay.That would be true democracy..this notion that a bunch of people living int he sticks can decide the future of Montreal is ludicrous. And its high time that the federal government stand up and makes a stand instead of its deafening silence. Silence is not making the problem go away..its a cowards way of dealing with a tyrant.

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    1. I am not tired. I love watching quebec destroy itself.

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    2. You're right complicated - it has to end sometime and you think of the whole situation the way I do. Let democracy decide who goes where. That is the only solution and partition is the only way to solve the whole damn problem. Quebec is in the worst shape of it's history and I no longer want any part of it, either economically or socially with their "anti everything" thinking. Will be a horrible place to live in free North America. Time they left.

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    3. We need closure on this issue, after 40 years of crap.

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  45. Quebec, where it takes the head of a comedy company to speak any serious sense.

    http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1724116

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  46. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsTuesday, March 11, 2014 at 5:06:00 PM EDT

    And out come the has-beens to completely contradict themselves for each time they fired an arrow at the Liberals for being "corrupt":

    http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/elections-quebec-2014/201403/11/01-4746718-peladeau-ne-doit-pas-vendre-ses-actions-croient-duceppe-et-parizeau.php

    Gotta hand it to seppies for their mystical powers of spinning.

    In this latest spin, PKP MUST, absolutely must retain his shares because, though it's a conflict of interest, his breaking of the law means saving Quebec's very survival - so then it's ok.

    Who are the signatories of this movement?

    Gilles Duceppe - wasn't he head of a union? Oh yes he was and still has shares invested in the FTQ (nice!)

    Jacques Parizeau - has there ever been an issue the hater-of-ethnics has not stuck his nose in since throwing in the towel?

    Lise Lapointe - "When my husband barks, I obey"

    Louise Harel - 80 years old and can't speak a word of English.

    Bernard Landry - This man drinks with Michel Brûlé (need we say more?)

    Viviane Barbot - Think it's time we deport you back to Haiti my dear. Better luck with the next G8 country you try to tear apart.

    Gérald Larose - Another union head, really?

    Marc Laviolette - This guy has more moves than Michael Jackson. Two days ago, he was praising PKP. This morning he called him the worst employer in Quebec's history...several hours later he's telling PKP to hang onto his shares. Oh Marky, Marky, Marky!!

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    1. Finally we can become a real kingdom/banana republic.

      It's an admission that Quebec has no economy beyond the new king.

      This is why we must sell all shares of Quebecor and anything else he owns.

      Everybody in Canada should be calling their investment advisor and demanding they sell ALL investments in Quebec companies. Starting with anything KKK Peladeau owns shares in.

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  47. Greg C. (USA)

    As I see it Canada never was a country And Canada never will be a united country

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    1. And what would give some guy from the US the impression that we care what he thinks of our country. And by the way, just as much a country as the US and then some by the way. Only one certain area of our country is not united and the US doesn't have a monopoly on problems. Come back when you do.

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    2. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsTuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:07:00 PM EDT

      He's not really an American.

      It's a separatist posing as an American and hoping for a reaction. Canadians and Americans use the descriptor "American" while Francophones stick with "Le USA."

      They're just trying to get some easy heat.

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    3. Rick Mercer - Talking To Americans. That is how I see Americans and their knowledge of Canada.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFgPX0hnNfA

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  48. No doubts this guy is competent ans smart. However, as the Ruler of a multi-billion media empire, he is WAYY too powerful not to be in conflict of interest with... ANYTHING.

    Still not voting for secessionists. But if they are to win, this guy will make a waaay better job than Marceau.

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  49. «Oui, nous avons les moyens» - Jean Charest

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3wT-T1qTfs

    Way to go Johnny boy!

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  50. So Peladeau is the big news, Quebec independence is a hot issue, Marois is talking about "borders" in the country of Quebec ...

    Wasn't the Charter supposed to be the big issue in this election campaign? Who the hell is talking about that?

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    1. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsTuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:21:00 PM EDT

      Speaking of Charest, Couillard is showing some major Couilles: http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/elections-quebec-2014/201403/11/01-4746725-marois-veut-detruire-le-canada-tonne-couillard.php

      @Theo

      It was supposed to be all about the charter until this poll came out on both La Presse and RadCan: http://www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/dossiers/elections-quebecoises/201403/05/01-4745025-sondage-crop-leconomie-priorite-des-electeurs.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_B2_sondages_1956705_section_POS1

      The PQ quickly realized that their present voter base: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/polopoly_fs/1.1465627!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_960/image.jpg

      ...wasn't going to cut la moutarde.

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    2. Major Couilles indeed! Couillard is turning out to be a real leader, he knows how to handle himself, he knows how to speak, he is very inspiring. He only has a few years of political experience. Marois has been in politics for 30 years and her handlers want to limit what she says, which is wishy-washy mumbo-jumbo bullshit. She's a pathetic leader.

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    3. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsTuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:21:00 PM EDT

      I believe the threat of a PQ majority has served as a blessing in disguise.

      Rather than resort to pandering to beat a possible PQ majority, the other parties seem to be gravitating towards their roots and campaigning on their core beliefs (took long enough, EH!)

      Couillard doesn't espouse an ounce of restraint as he paints himself red and declares himself a proud Canadian and tells it like it is - if you're a separatist, it's because you're thinking small. Like that shit or lump it.

      Same with Legault. Knowing that this is his final chance, he's drawn his line in the sand and is doing what he should have done from the very beginning: attacking unions.

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    4. Before, Couillard was called Flip-Flop on his Charter position, he had differences with Houda-Pepin and Gautrin but he got his team and policies sorted out. For the PQ, independence and Peladeau have replaced Charter talk. Doesn't Marois understand that she should have gotten her shit together BEFORE the campaign? Apparently not. I hope this is the end of the PQ.

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    5. They are doing this to rile up the troops as the last stand for independence. Couillard should take a new tack and say those ridings that vote over 60% no to the PQ are obviously not for independance and as they want to remain Canadian they will be exempt for any new charters or bills that the government put forward should they win the election overall. That would give those A$$holes something to think about plus give lots of reason for people to think of their decision to vote for the PQ at all. Wheat from chaff shall we say.

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    6. @ a bs argument

      "...if you're a separatist, it's because you're thinking small."

      please help me understand how woring towards a united nations seat is thinking small.

      @theo

      "...but he got his team and policies sorted out."

      really, so what's his position on the charter? what's his position on ostentacious religious symbols for public servants?

      "I hope this is the end of the PQ."

      how can it be the end of the pq when pkp is welcomed by all pq and independance protagonists?

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  51. Interesting info on Peladope just in and some related information:

    http://blog.fagstein.com/2014/03/11/pkp-analysis/

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  52. The Liberal's Pierre Moreau at speech: "We thought we were facing the Parti Québécois, now we're wondering if we're facing the Parti Québecor."

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    1. Seppies voting for the Parti Quebecor run by Mr 1% billionare himself.

      Fucking funny.

      Honesty and integrity are not part of "Les Quebecois" culture.

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    2. Vous n'avez pas les accents sur votre clavier,Pierre?

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    3. I speak globish and frenchish.

      Accents are for people with hangups like you.

      In the future all keyboards will be Chinese or English.

      French is for people that live in the middle ages.

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  53. http://www.cjad.com/cjad-news/2014/03/11/pq-offices-hit-with-graffiti

    If anybody responsible for the graffiti is reading this. Thank you.

    Please keep going. You are our hero's.

    Spray paint is only the start.

    Civil disobedience followed by outright civil war is the part for Quebec.

    Destroying Quebec and Quebec society is the only goal as we partition.

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    1. Anonymous Buster of Shit ArgumentsTuesday, March 11, 2014 at 8:39:00 PM EDT

      On that note, the principle (which I know seps are allergic to) is simple:

      You dont' want to be labeled a Nazi?

      Don't act like one.

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  54. By AnecTOTE

    I love Andrew Coyne!!!

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Hickey+plans+from+Rogers+have+same+feel+about+them/9602044/story.html

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