I had to laugh at the absurdity of the Parti Québécois as led by Marois. I remember when they were in power and the province faced one scandal after another and they had the transparency of the St Lawrence River. The crazy woman even talks of ethics in the same breath as her party like what her party is fighting for has anything to do with ethics.
Even if non francophone voters were to believe all of her assertions for bettering the way things are done here in Quebec there is still one question that will stop her and her party from leading a government in Quebec every time and it is, for whom would she do all of this? Would all of Quebecers benefit or just the 10% separatists?
There is definitely a credibility problem in Canada when it comes to politicians and politics. Quebec however has a distinct problem; the Parti Québécois can be trusted to do exactly what they claimed to do from the start and that is to make Quebec so bad for any non francophone that no non francophone will want to live here and go else where. The non francophone know all to well now that anything that is said to the contrary is a blatant lie. The non francophone also know what kind of rights and freedoms to expect should the Parti Québécois ever win again and that is none. The non francophone can not ask a question in English from any government worker and expect to get a civil answer, although if they press for their right to do so under the rights granted to them in the law of Canada they risk the chance of being fined or could even end up in jail.
The Parti Québécois has created a problem unique to Quebec politics and that hurts their own party. It needs a majority vote to come to power, but the majority of the people do not want what they want. They have crushed the lives of all of its non francophone constituents and alienated themselves from the very group that they need to win an election. Someone in the policy making department of this party forgot that they needed the non francophone vote. I guess they forgot that it was the immigrants that they harass in government financed schools and in the metros and on the busses that got them elected the first time.
Why do you think that it is that you are not given the opportunity to govern any more? The non francophone voter trusted you once and let you govern and what a mess you made. So bad was your mess that even your own French people became frightened of you. You took away their freedom of language, education as well as the right to co-exist with their English neighbours and relatives at the same time you were denying the reverse to non francophone. What a joke a laughing-stock of the free world this archaic minded political party has become. You are throw backs to the French Revolution shouting off with their heads.
What do you people think has been going on since the battle on the Plains of Abraham. Your culture has intermingled with so many cultures that Quebecers are now a new people. All the cultures that make up Quebec have intermarried and have children together, cousins and aunts, uncles. What do you suggest that they do with them? They work together, play together and for the most part get along; why do you wish this to end?
Marois has the wrong idea when she talks about the roads and construction and day care issues and the need to end corruption in my opinion; the non francophone voter cares about them but given a choice of dealing with their very existence they will vote for bad construction contracts all the time.
There is only one issue in Quebec politics for the non francophone in my opinion and it is political, social and cultural survival. The French separatists can not win in Quebec because the instinct to survive has made all other things at election time in Quebec moot.
No matter where the voter places his trust, scandal will come; was not a whole bunch of monies stashed in banks to the west by the then governing Parti Québécois. Was not Marois herself involved in a scandal of sorts over a piece of land her mansion sits on? What kind of daycare would this professed separatist impose on our children? All in French I presume like everything else. I look a round and see people and children speaking French that would have never spoken french before and yet the separatists still say too much English spoken in Quebec, once again proving that there is only one satisfactory amount to Marois and her group and that is ideally none.
No I think that in this day and age the non francophone is not going to vote in a political party that sole purpose is to get them out of the province to alienate them from family and friends and make their life a living hell.
I noticed in her little speech she said when she becomes Premier not Prime Minister of Quebec has she given up on the separation theme or is she being coy? All I know is she can not be serious.
I think the Parti Québécois is a dinosaur as far as political parties are concerned. The people of Quebec need a new political party that understands the needs of all of its people. A political party that understands that Quebec needs to go forward not backward if it is to survive. I think it needs brave new politicians that we can all trust to keep all of the many diverse cultures intact while making sure that what happened to the French people of Quebec never happens to anyone ever again. It is time for a new generation of politicians to take center stage that are interested in creating a Quebec that all Quebecers can feel proud of and a part of.