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Old 08-31-2012, 04:43 AM
 
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Coming up on Tuesday ,
Marois and the Parti Quebecois out in front.
Legault and the CAQ in second
Charest and the Liberals 3rd place.
As some one who would rather have Quebec stay in Canada i've little choice but to vote Liberal.
Fortunately a win for the PQ will not result in a PQ majority so we wont have to endure a Quebec referendum on the issue of sovereignty however all bets are off if the PQ and the CAQ unite to form a coalition,both leaders are long term separatists and may see it in both their best interests to unite..

Quebec election: PQ would strengthen language laws within 100 days | Canadian Politics | Canada | News | National Post

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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For a topic that addresses a political situation that could well be the beginning of the end for Canadian unity the lack of responses speaks volumes as to Canadas' or Quebecs' interest in whether a party who's sole objective is to separate from Canada gets into power and then calls for a referendum on separating from Canada. Obviously a topic thats come to be viewed as much a do about nothing..i'll take the general consensus as Quebec will never separate..;And if they do?=Yawn
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Mexico City (Montreal soon!)
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A portion of people voting PQ are doing so just to get rid of the Liberals.

Question: Is there a transition time in Quebec after a new leader gets elected? Like say, Elections are in September 4. but the Premier isn't sworn in until some months later
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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I'm certainly not voting for Charest its more like i'm voting against the other 2 parties, Charest and the liberals have been in power now for 9 years and although its i tired and stale party they do represent stability/status quo which ok by me as my life at the moment is quite comfortable..

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Question: Is there a transition time in Quebec after a new leader gets elected? Like say, Elections are in September 4. but the Premier isn't sworn in until some months later
I 've never thought of that question and dont have an answer, i dont see why it wouldnt be an instantaneous transition..
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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If I were in Quebec, I would support this party:

Parti Unité Nationale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I think you are not getting many takers for two reasons: 1) the subject has been debated to death already and 2) many posters here are Americans who don't have strong feelings about it.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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A portion of people voting PQ are doing so just to get rid of the Liberals.

Question: Is there a transition time in Quebec after a new leader gets elected? Like say, Elections are in September 4. but the Premier isn't sworn in until some months later
I don't believe it is a question of months. More like weeks. Not sure if this is written down officially or just usual practice.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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I think you are not getting many takers for two reasons: 1) the subject has been debated to death already and 2) many posters here are Americans who don't have strong feelings about it.
I did post it in the Canada section thinking Canadians might have a take on the upcoming break from almost 10yrs of status quo,
As for Americans viewing the topic i dont know why they bother as they have very little of relevance to contribute on the issue and very little understanding of the potential issues that could arise.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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PQ often is all smoke and mirrors and I'm not too worried about separatism.
However, what should be more trobuling, is, wasted time and resources on "tongue troopers", Bill 101 being even more restrictive towards the use of English and hurting Montreal's economy, which seems to be making a comeback, since the French laws, seem pretty relaxed around there.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I guess it's a lot easier to do a Hamlet and ask "To be or not to be" about separatism and language policies than it is to discuss economic issues!
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