May 6, 2006

Jean Charest Est Prêt à Démissioner

LiveBlogging In Exile from the PLQ General Council .

I am in exile because the PLQ refused all student media any accreditation because quote “Some Student journalists have caused trouble in the past”

So much for freedom of the press, anyway…the Orford resolution will be allowed to be debated. The Youth Wing is whipping their vote as usual (we would never get away with this at the PLC) and they are telling their members to allow the debate, but to oppose the resolution. Here is to hoping that the young PLQuistes will vote with their consciences.

41% of people who voted for the PLQ last time want Jean Charest to leave. When 40% of the party wants you gone, it's not good. 65% of Quebeckers want Charest to resign his job. About 200 protesters have met the PLQ with signs as they protest the vastly unpopular Charest government.

However, all the buzz is about the poll this morning that 41% of Quebeckers would vote for a Quebec Conservative Party with Lucien Bouchard at the helm. That’s higher than the 36% the PQ got in the last poll and well above the 29% the PLQ received.

Although it would mean a likely loss for the PLQ next election, I hope Bouchard talks with Dumont and forms the merged party. We would finally get rid of the Conservatives tainting the PLQ and can fight with our Liberal values again. I say Charest would have to join the new party too. He can take Yves Seguin and Benoit Pelletier with him. Now we can fight on values.

Thomas Mulclair, the environment minister who was fired for opposing Orford, spoke against the “resolution cadre” or main resolution, saying it went against the spirit of a resolution the National Assembly passed unanimously, you think the PLQ policy guys would write policy in conjunction with things they have passed as the government…oops. The resolution was amended after Thom’s intervention.

More Updates to follow: the Orford resolution in particular.

Antonio Di Domizio
Journalist in Exile

13 Commentaires:

Blogger EX-NDIP a dit...

Maybe Quebec will vote for the Provincial Conservatives next time . . . .

5/06/2006 1:16 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

they exist, they are called the ADQ

5/06/2006 2:01 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Was it 40% only? I thought I read somewhere that 65% wanted Charest to leave, or maybe that 65% of the people in the province and not just provincial Liberals. In any case, even 40% is not encouraging for him.

5/06/2006 2:17 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

yes it is two thirds of Quebeckers that want him to go...quite sad.

but of that amount 41% of those who are Liberals say they want him gone. Ouch!

5/06/2006 2:23 p.m.  
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5/06/2006 3:12 p.m.  
Blogger Alex Plante a dit...

Lots of federal Liberals will vote Green in the next election. Some people will convince themselves of voting PLQ for their local candidate but mine is Fatima Houda-Pepin...

I will most likely vote Green. Greens are federalists and they like the environment.


5/06/2006 3:19 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

I will always vote no in any referendum...doesnt mean I have to vote PLQ provincially

5/06/2006 3:32 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Can the PLQ get rid of Charest? Or are they stuck with him unless he resigns?

5/06/2006 8:05 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Antonio, you should cheack more your information before writing, I was there and there was student media. But we can't accept everyone of course. But there were media, just because yours didn't get in, doesnt mean you need to lie to people and tell them no student media where accepted.

Cheack your fact before.


5/07/2006 8:29 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

Mathieu, the reason I put the quotation marks is because I was quoting the guy. He said he had no media from schools and couldnt say yes to me because he didnt want to choose his media...oops

5/07/2006 8:32 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Ok, sorry Antonio, misunderstood what you meant. I was suprise cause I talk to some of them. Didn't see you were quoting someone else.


5/07/2006 8:41 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

Thank you though Mathieu for confirming that they did take student media, but did not want me there cuz I might cause some hoo-ha.

I will decide whether or not this week to tear up my card. I hope Paradis and Mulclair will be able to stay in caucus and express their opinion...The PLQ is far from a fascist party, but they better be careful, the slope is quite slippery.

5/07/2006 10:31 p.m.  
Blogger Parliamentary Sex Therapist a dit...

Bouchard may be popular but he has no credibility as a future party leader.

I seriously doubt that Dumont would give way. Now, he might be pushed. In any event, we won't see the creation of a Quebec Conservative Party.

Harper is too busy cozying up to the QLP. That will continue, even if Charest is shown the door.

5/08/2006 12:02 a.m.  

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