Monday, June 8, 2009

Quebec: So European, So...Conservative?

Chantal Hebert often has insightful articles. Today she postulates that Quebec as a province is holding back the CPC from a majority, because it is largely "progressive".

Ms. Hebert should be cautious about making such generalizations. Yes there are certainly pockets in Quebec, particularly in the Montreal region, that are firmly left leaning. However, outside of Montreal there are vast swaths of area that one could describe as independent or even conservative leaning. More importantly, one must never forget that facts and events have a significant impact on who the population chooses to put into power. One need only look at the EU elections as evidence of this. If you asked me a few days ago if I considered Europe to be a mostly conservative continent it would have taken me a few moments to stop laughing to answer ""

I wouldn't be laughing at that question today.


  1. Quebec is a tough nut to crack, but I recall a time when it was solidly blue.

    Don't count the cpc out.

  2. Conservatives racing ahead in EU parliament voting

    Associated Press
    Writers Constant Brand And Robert Wielaard, Associated Press Writers – Sun Jun 7, 7:01 pm ET

    BRUSSELS – Conservatives raced toward victory in some of Europe’s largest economies Sunday as initial results and exit polls showed voters punishing left-leaning parties in European parliament elections in France, Germany and elsewhere……

  3. Chantal should spend most of her time investigating CHAREST and what he does spends the ROC's taxpayers dollars on or do I take it that she does not give a dam.

    Furthermore, for her to say anything against the prime minister on issues where she knows perfectly well were neglected and stolen from by the liberals, shows her lack of judgement as a proclaim journalist she profess to be.