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.
The overwhelming majority of CEGEP students returned to class recently, and everyone’s been holding their collective breath over whether university students would follow suit. Students at Université de Montréal and UQAM headed back to class today to finish their winter semester, only to have them disrupted by the protests of some of their classmates.
Photos by Philip Miresco In what has become a monthly occurence on the streets of Montreal, another massive protest, with marchers numbering in the thousands, took place today. Organized once again by the Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec (FECQ) and the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec (FEUQ), the focus of this protest march was as […]
Jean Charest was likely smiling — at least on the inside — when he announced in Sherbrooketoday that his daughter Amélie will give birth to a daughter of her own in December. But the premier was icey last night, when he took on CAQ leader François Legault in the third of four televised debates this week.
The Quebec election is kind of like an NHL playoff series, minus the excitement and rioting. Oh, and the athleticism, too. But there’s no shortage of drama.
Imagine how Ernest Hemingway would have tweeted from Pamplona, or how George Orwell would have described his experiences in the trenches of the Spanish Civil War, 140 characters at a time.
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.
François Legault wants you to know that the Coalition Avenir Québec has one leader: him.
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.)
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.