Monday, June 13, 2005

Gilles Duceppe to Stay at BQ Helm

From CBC Online (Duceppe will stay in Ottawa):
Despite pressure to make a bid for the leadership of the Parti Québécois, Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe said Monday that he will remain in Ottawa.
I think the Liberals have no chance in Quebec now, but that's no one's fault but their own. Add to that, you have a strong, separatist leader who has the ability to remember the Liberal past. I don't think any 7, 10, or 12 month plan will help them recover.

The key to defeating the BQ (and the PQ) is to link a vote for them to a vote for sovereignty. If that happened, I think they'd be hard pressed to be elected in the high numbers they are now. Right now, Quebec sees the Bloc/Parti Quebecois as the only alternative to the Liberals. The Liberals will argue that a vote for the BQ/PQ is a vote for separation, but it just doesn't wash. The people that vote for the Bloc/Parti can easily vote no to any referendum.

1 comment:

Walsh Writes said...

I'm glad that he didn't fall for this liberal engineered play.