August 4, 2006

Liberals Rise from the Dead in Quebec

Apparently I am not the only person outraged with Steve’s (in?)action in regards the Middle East conflict. A poll released today put the Liberals in Quebec back in front for the first time since December. So a party with no leader and 11 different positions on the conflict has pulled ahead of Commandant Steve. Harper won the election because the people chose the devil the Liberals talked so badly about over Po-Paul. With the Liberals crossing ahead of the Tories in Quebec, the Tories must be shaking in their boots.

Two leadership candidates have bucked the Sacred Cow that was hard-line Trudeauvian federalism. Quebec nationhood is widely accepted among most Liberals in Quebec, including he stubborn ones like myself. The fiscal imbalance is something we want to address, and will only promise to fix when we know exactly what we have to do to fix it. Harper won Quebec City because they wanted a federalist who would listen to them and did not want to vote for the Bloc. These PLQ strongholds gave their votes to Harper because he was a man who supposedly came through on promises. And for two weeks, it certainly looked that way.

Bob Rae and Michael Ignatieff have captured the pulse of federalist Quebeckers and must capitalize on it or we risk losing these federalists to the Bloc, where their interests are always second-best. Quebeckers like what they hear from Liberals. Time for us to pounce, not after 3 weeks, not after 8 years, but NOW!

Commandant Steve, you’re on the clock.

Note: Notice how nobody is talking about Jumpin Jack. Good!

11 Commentaires:

Blogger A Toronto Liberal a dit...

Sowing hate against Jews has always been a way to get votes in Quebec. It's part of the Quebecois nature. The Liberal Party wants to use a Dupleais stragegy I guess?

8/04/2006 2:56 PM  
Blogger ottlib a dit...

And sowing hatred against the Quebecois has always been a way to get votes in many parts of English speaking Canada.

Both are based on lies and both are reprehensible.

8/04/2006 4:24 PM  
Blogger robedger a dit...

I haven't seen any poll which attributes the Liberals' bump in Quebec to Ignatieff or Rae. I think that might just be a bit of spin in favour of your favourites.

8/04/2006 4:47 PM  
Blogger cat mutant a dit...

I think it's a tad early in the game to say the Liberals have been ressurected in Quebec.

Federal politics isn't on the radar for most Quebecers, hence these ultra-early polls amount to nothing concrete. Things can be completely different in a week from now.

Most Quebecers don't even know who Michael Ignatieff is, so I'm somewhat unconvinced that these magical poll numbers can be attributed to him.

8/04/2006 5:03 PM  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

ressurected = back from the dead

Quebeckers are drawn to candidates who want to address fiscal imbalance and recognize Quebec as a nation, both things that have over 80% support in Quebec.

It is not rocket science Rob, if I was spinning I wouldnt be throwing Bob a bone

8/04/2006 5:21 PM  
Blogger Thomas a dit...

Antonio advocates jumping ship on our federalist principles. I have always said if we can't get elected on our principles, why get elected at all?

Only one candidate is a true Liberal federalist.

Thomas @ thelongwalk.ca

8/04/2006 6:39 PM  
Blogger cat mutant a dit...

Antonio, you still fail to link Michael Ignatieff with the 'rise' of Liberal support in Quebec. It could just be some anger at the stance the prime minister has taken on the latest Middle East conflict.

And if I know one thing about Quebec politics, it's to NEVER give to much importance to polls. Poll numbers in Quebec change as often as the weather.

8/04/2006 7:14 PM  
Blogger Manitoba Liberal a dit...

Andre Bosclair's statements about the Middle East crisis (it's so quaint that he thinks anybody cares what a province of Canada has to say about international politics) are almost verbatam the talking points from several Liberal leadership contenders.

8/04/2006 9:31 PM  
Blogger Vincent Robidas a dit...

Antonio,

Tu devrais savoir qu'il ne faut pas sauter trop vite au conclusion quant au dernier sondage. Un sondage ne fait pas une élection. Le sondage a été réalisé en plein milieu de l'été alors que beaucoup de Québécois sont 1)en vacances et à l'extérieur 2)ne sont pas intéressés trop trop à la politique.

Avant de sauter au conclusion, attendons de voir s'il y aura une tendance.

Ce que le dernier sondage indique, c'est que les libéraux et conservateurs sont au coude à coude chez les fédéralistes...mais le Bloc québécois mènent toujours au Québec. Rien à pavoiser pour les fédéralistes du Québec.

Et honnêtement, je ne vois pas où Ignatieff Rae et al. ont un quelconque lien avec la «remontée» libérale dans les sondages.

Attendons un peu d'autres sondages cet automne avant de s'exciter le poil de jambe.

8/05/2006 11:17 AM  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

Can someone point out to me where I said we were going to win 75 seats?

I simply noted that we were not "wiped off the face of the Quebec political landscape" as some doom and gloomers were saying january 24th

8/05/2006 2:45 PM  
Blogger James Bowie a dit...

Nono. Cherniak predicted the 75 seats as part of the Paul Martin Majority. Not Antonio.

8/07/2006 12:18 AM  

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