jeudi 26 juillet 2012

Minus a red square

Not surprisingly, young (20 years old) Léo Bureau-Blouin has hooked his political chariot to the Parti Québécois.  He will be running, in Laval, againts a cabinet minister involved in the negociations with the L. B-B. led students in last session,s class boycott in CEGEPS, 14 out of 48, and a few university faculties, mostly in the French sector.
The symbol of the fight is a red felt square.  Many P.Q. members wore it even at the Assemblée Nationale sittings.  When Mme Marois and L. B-B. announced his candidacy, they had shed the red square.  You don't head into an election wearing a symbol rejected by almost 70% of the population, do you now?

vendredi 6 juillet 2012

Politics and journalists

The Radiuo-Canada branch of the CBC has often been accused of being a separatists hive.  Some of it is true, just remember the almost teary eyed commentators on referendum nights or the smiles when the P.Q. swept to power.
If the renowned Bernard Derome has managed to keep a healthy ambiguity about his political opinions though some body language sometimes betrayed them, he remained balanced in his presentations and interviews with friends and foes alike, well most of the time, and out of active politics..  Yesterday, another well known commentator, Pierre Duchesne, came out of the closet.  He follows, Raymond Archambeault, a well known radio man.
In the last election, another prominent R--C man, Bernard Drainville had left "La Maison", as Radio-Canada is fondly called, to jump to the P.Q. a very short time after.
The two most famous, but many may have forgotten or are to young to knows, were René Lévesque and Lise Payette.
So that is 5 for the P.Q., 1, Christine Saint-Pierre, for the Québec Liberal Party.  Do we have a pattern here?