May 3, 2006

Representing Quebec/ Duceppe Harpocrisy

One person agrees with the fact that Quebec gets nothing much in the Flaherty Budget, André Boisclair said «le Québec n'a rien obtenu de ce qu'il demandait» Liberals know that. Their 13 MPs will vote against it. However, the last budget which had all the priorities Boisclair and Quebeckers wanted, the Bloc voted against. Separatists sending mixed messages again.

Boisclair says NO to budget

Duceppe says YES

The party that will ALWAYS promote the interests of Quebeckers is the Liberal Party of Canada. No Surprise there. (And don't give me no shit about Sponsorship, those people are ON TRIAL) Next time, when it will be time to vote for a government that favors Quebec priorities, Quebeckers will have to vote for the Liberals.

However, the other 2 parties were jumping with joy over things Quebeckers groan about.

In 2003, I thought I voted for a party that wanted to promote Quebec’s success within Canada. Jean Charest supported a budget that killed Quebec-style child care across Canada.

In 2003, I voted for a party that believed in the Kyoto Protocol and that believed in environmental sustainability. Jean Charest just supported a budget that killed funding for the Kyoto Protocol.

In 2003, I voted for a party that believed we should spend money on promoting Canadian culture. Jean Charest just supported a budget that slashed funding for the arts and only spent a measly 20 million on the Canadian Council of the Arts.

In 2003, I voted for a party that eliminated a tax credit on bus and metro passes because the leader said it did nothing to stimulate more people on public transit. Jean Charest just supported a budget that spends 150 million dollars on reducing that tax.

In 2003, I voted for a leader whose finance minister said they needed 40 billion dollars over 8 years to solve a fiscal imbalance. When the federal government offered 45 billion over 10 years through a 1% cut in the GST, Jean Charest refused to take the money and solve his imbalance. Complaining is more important than solving the supposed imbalance.

61 Quebec MPs will vote for this budget…I guess there is only one party to defend the real interests of Quebeckers. As for Charest, keep driving those nails in your coffin…maybe we can have a Jean Charest cemetery in Orford National Park.

11 Commentaires:

Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

There is no way I'll be able to cast my vote for Charest and the PLQ in the next election. Not a chance. We might as well have Boisclair as premier or even Dumont with the way Charest has been conducting himself. He's bascially doing Harper's bidding. I' a committed federalist and a proud member of the Liberal Party of the Canada but I'll be voting for Option Citoyenne in the next election although they're soft separatist. Or I may just stay home. Fuck Charest.

5/03/2006 2:18 AM  
Blogger decoin a dit...

Will Chuck Guite's trial prolong the Liberal corruption issue?

5/03/2006 2:49 AM  
Anonymous Luke a dit...

Duceppe rejected the last budget, but supports this one (he says its based on future promises to fix the fiscal imbalance). I suspect his true reason is an election could crush the Bloc right now.

Layton supported the last Liberal budget because they made that deal for transfer payments. The fact that the Liberals rescinded that deal with their next amendment didn't seem to phase them. Those payments are in this budget, yet the NDP won't support it. They would benefit strongly from an election right now, since they'd chip off more support from an election.

The Liberal's are disorganized and chaotic. They're opposing everything Conservative in the hopes that they'll gain power again soon.

When do politicians ever do what's best for the country? They do what's best for themselves, and that's what the system rewards.

5/03/2006 7:36 AM  
Blogger Sinestra a dit...

Of course Duceppe knows that an election would crush the Bloc right now. And it's no surprise that Duceppe and Boisclair at odds over this. They're both fighting over the same piece of pie. It would behoove the Bloc to distance itself from the PQ anyway.

5/03/2006 8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

You say the sponsorship villans are on trial? I don't see court cases coming up for Cretien, Corriveau, Gagliano, Quellett, etc. The trial you talk about is for someone thrown to the wolves by the Liberals. Just look at the poll numbers in Quebec now. You can't fool all the Quebekers all the time. Mark my words that the Liberals are years away from getting back to stronger numbers in Quebec.

5/03/2006 9:22 AM  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

I'm sorry but anonymous bloggers dont decide who gets arrested, the RCMP does.

You cant go to a microphone and say Gagliano should be arrested because he could sue you for defamation.

5/03/2006 9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Antonio,

You're statement is out of touch with Quebeckers. The Liberal party LOST it's role as the party best able to defend Quebec priorities. The Liberal party continues to show it's out of touch with a majority of Quebeckers by your statement. They still have a lot of concentrated support in Montreal-area ridings, but in latest polls they are down to 15% in Quebec. The NDP is at 13%. That tells you something about what many Quebeckers think of the Liberals. Will that change before the next election? It might, but it might not.

The Liberals have a lot of work to do if they will be able to claim, as you do, that they best represent Quebec priorities, cuz the relaity on the ground is quite different.

Also, the magical Ignatieff will not be able to come in and get massive support for the Libs in Quebec, just cuz he's the new guy. That is arrogant thinking, which was a factor in the Liberals loosing the last election.

I agree with you that the leader has to be bilingual. That is absolutely necessary. Otherwise would be to alienate a large minority of the population.

5/03/2006 11:49 AM  
Blogger Vincent Robidas a dit...

Le Bloc québécois et surtout Duceppe sait qu'il vit présentement sur du temps emprunté. La vague des commandites s'est estompée avec la victoire conservatrice.

Les derniers sondages du journal La Presse sont très intéressants. Le Bloc québécois est 3 % derrière le PCC dans les intentions de vote (sondage effectué avant le dépôt du budget) Les résultats risquent d'être de s'accrître en faveur des conservateurs. Le PLC, malgré toute leur bonne volonté, est mort et enterré au Québec pour aumoins une ou deux élections, avec 15%.

Sondage provincial, malgré la gestion cahoteuse de Charest (c'est un euphémisme!), le PLQ n'est que 7% derrière le PQ (36% PQ, 29% PLQ, 16% ADQ.) Les jeux sont loin d'être faits et je ne serais pas surpris que le PLQ remporte la prochaine élection, est-ce que Charest sera toujours le chef, ça reste à voir).

En politique, on ne sait jamais ce qui peut arriver, et si Mario Dumont décidait de se joindre aux libéraux à l'automne? N'avez-vous pas remarqué à quel point le PLQ et l'ADQ s'entendent très bien depuis le 23 janvier dernier...

5/03/2006 11:56 AM  
Blogger bza a dit...

The NDP also seem to be very much in favour of things Quebec enjoy. With the Liberals not doing so hot, and the other two parties apparantely not in Quebec's interest, wouldn't be suprised if the dips do better there next time.

5/03/2006 2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

A la commentaire d'Antonio

Your comments don't reflect the reality in Quebec today. Besides Saint Leonard et environs and West Island, the Liberals are on life-support in Quebec. The only reason why the Liberals held on to these ridings is because those ridings have a very long tradition of voting Liberal.

Une chose j'aimerai savoir Antonio. Vous etes federaliste, alors quand on arrive a la prochaine election provinciale, vous allez voter pour qui?

5/03/2006 3:33 PM  
Blogger indievoter a dit...

Ben Mulroney apparently has a t-shirt that says "Jean Charest is my kind of Liberal"

Charest is not a Liberal but a Conservative of the Mike Harris type. With all this party switching you never know what you're getting anymore. Scary.

5/03/2006 4:43 PM  

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