Monday news round-up: eat the rich

It wasn’t your imagination — the rich really are getting richer, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Plus: Quebec Liberal leadership debates heat up and the PQ gets squirrelly on tuition fees. Here’s your Monday news round-up.

Critical election issue: time off work

It wouldn’t be an election in 2012 without satirical Twitter accounts, now, would it? Today we get the comedy ball rolling with the man the Globe and Mail called “Quebec’s Eliot Ness,” CAQ candidate Jacques Duchesneau.


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.)

Don’t like your voting options? Fuck ‘em all

On Wednesday, Quebec Premier Jean Charest caught no one by surprise when he called a provincial election for Sept. 4. Most voters have likely already made up their minds as to how they’ll be voting, including those who don’t plan on casting a vote at all.

Election call spurs students to action

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.

Web and media light up with Quebec election buzz

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.