Mesdames et Messieurs, il est temps d'élection!
March 11, 2014 1:40 PM Subscribe
posted by Kitteh (105 comments total)
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On April 7th, Quebeckers will head to the polls because of a snap election called by the PQ minority government.
Of course, as in this part of Canada, election time is never without controversy. Between Liberal leader Phillippe Couillard touting the benefits of bilingualism
and CAQ leader Francois LeGault presenting his budget if his party is elected
, it all pales to this past weekend's announcement that Quebec media oligarch Pierre Karl Peladeau is running in a riding for the Parti Quebecois
.An unrepentant sovereigntist, PKP--as he is called--controls the province's largest private television network and most big city newspapers. Is he going to relinquish control of his empire while he runs in the election?
Nope, he has "no intention"
of selling his shares in his multi-million dollar company.
As usual, this spurs talk of another referendum. Marois is waiting for her winning conditions, but that hasn't stopped her from talking big.
But with the recent loss of 26,000 jobs
, a province deeply in debt
, what are winning conditions?
Here we go again, guys!