Thursday, May 04, 2006

Québec solidaire

So, has anyone heard of the new political party Québec solidaire? It purports to be a left-wing alternative advocating sovereignty. The Gazette, not exactly an unbiased paper but the only major English daily in the province, published this editorial pointing out that its position on sovereignty may turn off many of the progressive voters it would hope to attract. Indeed, I wonder whether it would have been smarter to have remained ambiguous on sovereignty, which nearly worked for the right-wing ADQ. That said, they did manage to get 22% of the vote in a recent by-election, not bad for a party that's only three months old.

Thoughts, anyone?


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