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Xavier Dolan June 28, 2012
Original French text: http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/quebec/353420/faux-coup-d-cochon
The QLP, whose expertise lies in the manipulation of words and images, got a little overexcited at the opportunity to use Pauline Marois’ moment of hesitation in their latest ad, a video in which Ms. Marois seems, if anything, to be simply questioning the effectiveness of her “clanging” technique.
I’m not sure what conclusions Quebeckers can draw from this incidental behaviour, as Jean Charest is inviting us to do, except that, perhaps, two lids clanging together make less noise than a wooden spoon against a Starfrit frying pan. The QLP’s contribution to general Québécois culture is, in this sense, rather unexpected.
But whether she’s still wearing the red square or not, I far prefer the image of a woman taking to the street in good humour to that of a man against a white background who, with his exasperating sophisms and pointless silences, pretends to protect Quebeckers and students, all the while congratulating himself, in a semi-severe tone, for being responsible and courageous. But who still believes in his moral authority?
Johanne Lapierre June 27, 2012
Original French Text: http://blogues.radio-canada.ca/surleweb/2012/06/27/publicite-plq-marois-retire/
The story has been widely circulated in the media and on the web: the Liberal party of Quebec (PLQ) used images taken from an amateur video in which Pauline Marois is seen participating in a casserole protest to make an advertisement, which is currently broadcast on television. After the first broadcast of this advertisement on the web, the author of the images, Guy Séguin, sent a legal demand to the PLQ, arguing that they were using his images without his authorization.
But still the Liberal party refuses to remove its advertisement from its site, it having nevertheless disappeared from several websites, including Facbeook, Youtube and Vimeo. All this because of the intervention of a firm called Police du Net.
Vincent Marissal June 18, 2012
Original French Text: http://blogues.lapresse.ca/marissal/2012/06/18/parlons-%C2%ABresponsabilite%C2%BB-avec-jean-charest/
I don’t know what message exactly the liberal strategists are seeking to send [with the ad that was released today, which is viewable here], but if they want to tell us that the last session was hard and that their leader is tired, but convinced that he’s right, they succeeded.
Shoulders slumped, tongue-tied, pale, looking weakened, the tone is falsely relaxed which goes with the funeral home feel…
When, in the midst of the message, speaking on responsibility, we talk.
“I made the responsible choice and I know that it’s the right one” said the provincial leader.