February 21, 2007

Memo to Andre Boisclair: Pierre Trudeau is Dead!

As if I didn’t have enough with people stuck in 1982 in the past few months, but along comes Andre “Knows his Lines” Boisclair and decides to make the unilateral repatriation of the constitution in 1982 an election issue. Andre certainly knows how to stick to talking points so we can expect “Knows his Lines” to back with more garbage.

The PQ launched an attack site called nuitdeslongcouteaux.idontgiveacrap or something like that and I just cant understand how THIS can be an issue 25 years later. Blaming Jean Charest for the indiscretions of Pierre Elliot Trudeau (Charest was my age at the time) is tantamount for us blaming Boisclair for the Petite Yvette comment from 1980.

If you thought it was just the Kennedy maniacs that needed Trudeau to make a point, it seems they have something in common with the separatists, they are stuck in the past.

Charest wants to campaign on issues which affect Quebecers directly. When Charest took power, he cleaned up a fiscal mess left by the PQ. He has negotiated 14 billion dollars worth of deals with the federal government in his first mandate alone, the most in history, and has gotten things done rather than simply stand on a pedestal and ask for a referendum like the PQ will do.

Charest kept his promise to keep tuition frozen in the first mandate, and now offers a reasonable increase. Quebec went from being the most taxed province in Canada to the 6th highest taxed and are nearing the Canadian average.

Charest and Harper have shown what happens when Quebec City and Ottawa can co-operate and can quit pouting in their corners like is usually the case when Liberals are in Ottawa and the PQ is in Quebec City.

Remember this…

A vote for the PQ is a vote for a referendum.

That is Andre’s favorite line. He says it over and over again. He will continue to say it.

On March 26th, the Quebec nation will tell Andre Boisclair NO!

14 Commentaires:

Blogger cat mutant a dit...

Great post.

I am hoping however, that the ADQ will harm the PQ more than it will the PLQ. One thing is for sure: many seats in this election will be won by vote-splitting... who that will favor is anyone's guess.

2/21/2007 4:25 p.m.  
Blogger brem a dit...

Charest only kept 60% of his promises.

Keep that in mind.

2/21/2007 4:44 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

as of last June Brem

Its also hard to spend money when you start with 4.3 billion less than you thought you had...

2/21/2007 5:04 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

A blanket attack of the Kennediacs and their association with Justin Trudeau is uncalled for, Antonio.

What we are witnessing now is the first post-Quiet Revolution election in Quebec history. Three leaders who have no ties to the 60s. The PQ is struggling because the departure of Bernard Landry is the end of an era. Boisclair is struggling to define what the party stands for. He has revealed glimpses of what it is. Unfortunately, he is burdened by a past.

The title of your post should be "Rene Levesque is dead, finally"

2/21/2007 5:26 p.m.  
Blogger s.b. a dit...

Memo to Antonio: "Ignatieff lost the leadership race. Our leader is Stephane Dion. The Liberals are the primary benificiaries of the falling numbers for the BLOQ and the Globe today dismissed Dion's polling numbers as no different than 35 years of history for leaders in opposition.

2/21/2007 7:19 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Here's something else you're going to hear alot of:
Charest - "Boo boo is irresponsible and lacks judgement"

See you tomorrow!

2/21/2007 7:20 p.m.  
Blogger Loraine Lamontagne a dit...

Boisclair sems obsessed with knives. What does he cut with them anyway?

I seem to recall that Trudeau and the nuit des longs couteaux were quite alive and kicking when you were supporting Iggy'z constitutional amendment only a few months ago...

2/21/2007 7:30 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...


I brought it up during the race because people were still hung up on it.

You cant blame Charest for 1982 can you?

2/21/2007 8:14 p.m.  
Blogger Loraine Lamontagne a dit...

Can't blame Charest for what happened in 1982, he was a kid then. But what has been stopping him from signing the 1982 Constitution as Premier of Quebec these past four years?

2/22/2007 6:33 a.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...


you need a mandate to open constitutional negotiations...

even the PQ knows that, but they will stop at nothing.

2/22/2007 7:13 a.m.  
Blogger Loraine Lamontagne a dit...

Gee, how much of a majority constitutes a mandate? Watch Harper go - with the thinnest margin ever in the HoC he is on his way to making real institutional (constitutional?) changes in the Senate - yet he has no mandate at all to do this. Charest had a majority and should have proceeded.

2/22/2007 7:18 a.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

except he had promised specifically not to during the 2003 campaign...

2/22/2007 8:20 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Not necessarily, Lorraine.

Harper does not need a majority to get Senate reform through. The NDP is happy to support Harper on Senate reform, even though its aim is to abolish the Upper House. However, it would require Senate approval and amending the Constitution. This is the sticking point and will require years.

2/22/2007 10:50 a.m.  
Blogger Gabriel a dit...

A lot of french on this blog !
And you wonder why a mojority of Quebecois francophones want to separate and build a new country ?

Canadian nationalism is fundamentally good, but Quebec sovereignist movement is fundamentally wrong. Deux poids, deux mesures ?

2/23/2007 2:05 p.m.  

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