For those who do not read the political commentary in the National Post, I commend Andrew Coyne’s analysis of the Quebec election result. As I write this, it’s 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, the television coverage has ended, Pauline Marois and her odious “Charter” have been swept into the garbage bin as in the Aislin cartoon which will appear this morning in the Montreal press, separatism is off the table for the foreseeable future, and “we can get on with building a prosperous society for all of us together” (the gist of Premier-elect Philippe Couillard’s victory speech tonight). Good news for Quebecers; good news for the rest of Canada. I will write more on this for Friday’s post.
P.S: When the television coverage ended, the results were 70 seats for the Liberals, 30 for the Parti Québécois, 22 for the Coalition Avenir Québec, and 3 for Québec Solidaire. Pauline Marois was defeated in her own riding.
The National Post, these days, makes for interesting reading. The Professors’ Petition shows that the “Fair Elections Act” the federal government is presently attempting to ram through Parliament is anything but fair. A reader sent me this link, and I commend it to your attention. Also, note Post columnist Andrew Coyne’s column on the same subject. Make up your own mind, and let Prime Minister Harper and your local M.P. know what you think.
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