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Friday, May 11, 2007

Gilles to go for PQ Leadership

Gilles Duceppe is gunning for, and will likely win, Andre Bosclair's old job.

Wow... there's barely been enough time to remove and wipe the blood off the knives that were sticking out of Andre's back...

What does this all mean? In the short term, there will be no Federal election. With the Bloc now sort-of leaderless, they will not bring down the House unless there's a slam-dunk reason too.

In the long term? I'm thinking the shades of the electoral map in Quebec will stay blue... but may perhaps turn a slightly darker shade...

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  • At Fri. May 11, 03:42:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Lord Kitchener's Own said…

    By "blue" you mean "Quebecois" blue, not "conservative" blue right? ('though, counting Charest and Dumont as "conservatives" I guess one COULD mean "conservative" blue, but I presume you mean the fleur-de-lis kind).

    Duceppe's a capable enough leader in my opinion, so I don't think he'd harm PQ ambitions at all. It'll be interesting to see what happens at the federal level, whether weakness of the BQ (if there is significant weakness) helps the Liberals or the Tories and generally the broader implications of this move.

    It'll certainly be interesting.

     
  • At Fri. May 11, 04:19:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Thank you for pointing that out, I was not clear... I was referring to the Federal scene, not the provincial.

    Though I think his departure could mean both Federal and Provincial going "blue" next time... the provinical being the lighter shade, which could pose a problem.

    I think Duceppe is the only person who can keep the "flame" alive in this generation. I hope that the lady running has good connections, and manages to beat him... it would hurt the PQ movement overall, in my opinion. (ie - the PQ picking to Bosclair's in a row... two losers)

     
  • At Fri. May 11, 06:15:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    Gilles Duceppe is an overrated politician. He's never had to govern, and in my view, has done little to prove himself. Sure, he's been around for a long time, but BQ leader is hardly as tough a gig as being the leader for any other party. Especially given the political climate in Quebec during his tenure.

    In short, I'm thrilled that he's running for the PQ leadership. It's good news for Canadian federalism. May this mean the inevitable end of the PQ. Quebec's political history is littered with parties that ascend to power rapidly, and eventually flame out just as quickly. Fingers crossed.

     
  • At Fri. May 11, 06:26:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    "In the short term, there will be no Federal election. With the Bloc now sort-of leaderless, they will not bring down the House unless there's a slam-dunk reason too."

    So does this mean the CPC is not interested in calling an election?

    I vaguely recall lots of excitement about Harper maybe calling an election after some Toronto conference earlier this year.

     
  • At Fri. May 11, 09:01:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Louise said…

    Duceppe has been ineffective in the job of BQ leader and I will miss his non-achievements. Duceppe does not appear to be well received in Quebec. Marois is way more intelligent than Duceppe and I think she will beat him. If she does, I hope this does not mean he will return to his old job. Time for a new BQ blustery face in the H of C.

     
  • At Sat. May 12, 07:03:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger John said…

    Gilles Duceppe is gunning for, and will likely win, Andre Bosclair's old job.

    Not any more: Duceppe decides against PQ leadership bid

     
  • At Mon. May 14, 11:56:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Rileysowner said…

    Apparently he is no longer running for the leadership of the PQ. He is back in Ottawa as the leader of the BQ.

     

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