If you’re a city councillor who retired or was ousted in the last election, you’re set for a nice payday.
Local filmmaker Lisa Sfriso documents the rise of Québec Solidaire in À contre-courant, while shark-loving dude Rob Stewart discovers the environmentalist movement in Revolution.
Charbonneau goes on hiatus (but not indefinitely, thank God) and Amir Khadir complains, though not about that. It’s all here in your Monday news round-up.
A lot of Quebec anglos are facing a dilemma today. Like most Quebecers, we want to see change in our government, to toss the Charest Liberals out on their asses for reasons too numerous to list here.
Earlier today, the CAQ’s François Legault tried currying favour with the Quebec electorate by promising he’d make like Bob Barker and hand out a doctor to every resident. (And, perhaps, a BRAND NEW CAR!) (That’s not actually true.)
In case you’ve been living under a rock — or, you know, you were outside of Quebecyesterday, with zero access to conventional means of communication — you’re aware that Premier Jean Charest pulled the trigger and called a provincial election for Sept. 4. And you probably expected it.
So, it’s official — Quebecers are in for a month of preening, posturing and picking on rival provincial parties. Jean Charest called an election around noon today, announcing what nearly every Quebecer who is living and breathing already knew.