PQ MNA François Rebello to jump to CAQ?

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PQ MNA François Rebello to jump to CAQ?

Poor PQ...

Unionist

Ack! It's not a rumour any more. Forget the question mark:

[url=http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Defection+official+Rebello+leaps/597... official[/url]

I used to admire Rebello in the 1990s, when he was leader of one of the university students' federations and collaborated closely with the union movement. I even voted for him (shame) in the 2004 federal election when he ran for the Bloc in Outremont, in an unsuccessful effort to keep Jean Lapierre out (the ex-Liberal ex-Bloc ex-Liberal radio talk show host...). But a glance at his bio indicates he has entered the world of business since leaving university. Ah well, c'est la politique.

 

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

If CAQ becomes the dominant sovereigntist party, will there still be any reason for anyone on the Left in Quebec to continue support sovereignty?  A CAQ breakthrough would appear to pretty much put sovereigntism on a permanently right-wing course, after all.

 

Unionist

Ken, it is ridiculous and offensive to paint a nation's right to self-determination as "left-wing" or "right-wing". Your efforts in this direction are disturbing. "Sovereigntism on a permanently right-wing course"... Jeez. That's the kind of absurdity that left the CCF-NDP in the political wilderness in Québec for generations.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

I support Quebec's right to self-determination.  I also support a socialist future for the world.  If Quebec achieved "sovereignty" under a CAQ government, do you honestly think anything socialist or radical could ever happen in Quebec's future?  A CAQ government in Quebec is now a real possibility, and perhaps a certainty.  Wouldn't the achievement of "self-determination" if it was achieved by a CAQ governnment, be pretty much meaningless and worthless?  It certainly wouldn't mean as much as it would if a QS government were to achieve it.  And how could there still be any possible Left future for Quebec if the CAQ was the party that achieved self-determinatio for Quebec?  It just seems to me that that would permanently taint the whole thing.  If you think it wouldn't, why do you think that?

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

Is the CAQ merged with the ADQ or is that just in the works?

Unionist

They did an agreement in principle, now there's a "consultation" with the members going on (at least among the ADQ). I don't really understand where it's at.

ETA: According to the [url=http://www.adq.qc.ca/communiques/dbut-de-la-consultation-des-membres-de-... website[/url], the results of their membership vote will be announced Jan. 22, 2012. They're voting on the agreement in principle announced on Dec. 14.

NorthReport
Unionist

From NR's link:

Quote:
L'unité des forces souverainistes s'impose aussi, selon lui, «pour livrer la bataille ensemble plutôt que de la livrer les uns contre les autres»: «Je pense que ça prend une alliance avec Québec solidaire et avec les autres partis souverainistes et progressistes. On partage suffisamment de choses pour être capables de s'entendre sur l'essentiel. Quelle forme ça va prendre? Je ne le sais pas, mais entendons-nous d'abord sur le principe de l'unité.» Du même souffle, il reconnaît que cette idée risque de créer des frictions dans les rangs du PQ.

The PQ has to be in serious trouble to hear Bernard Drainville promoting an alliance with QS.

 

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You're welcome. Laughing

Unionist

Thanks, Boom Boom. That's the stupidest article I've read in a while. At least I've learned who the one and only "genuine" left-wing person in Québec is (if, in fact, the author lives in Québec).