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Manon Cornellier August 13, 2012
Original French Text: http://www2.lactualite.com/cornellier/2012-08-13/la-democratie-selon-jean-charest/
Since the beginning of his electoral campaign, Premier Jean Charest has declared that, after having taken to the streets, it’s now time for the Québécois to express themselves. As if the people protesting and banging on pots weren’t Québécois, but nevertheless. What was the most troublesome was the narrow view that his speech took: vote once every four years and then leave everything in the hands of those elected.
After his stop in Victoriaville on Saturday, we now understand that protesting to express dissidence does not reflect his vision of a vibrant and healthy democracy. So much so, that he constantly mixes protesting with violence and wants to do away with both. See for yourself: “We don’t want protests, do you hear? We don’t want violence. We created a law specifically to put an end to these things”, he said before a group of young Liberals.
Josée Legault August 9, 2012
Original French Text: http://www2.lactualite.com/josee-legault/2012/08/09/exit-gabriel-nadeau-dubois/
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois is stepping down from his position as co-spokesperson of CLASSE.
In his resignation letter, GND (as he became known during the student strike) sets out his reasons.
“I am leaving with my head held high, with the conviction of having done my duty and of having participated in a historical popular movement,” he says.
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, like the other leaders of FECQ and FEUQ, effectively gave a “human face” to the student conflict.
July 3, 2012
In Quebec it is difficult for a group to influence the result of an election if its members are dispersed throughout the territory. It’s unimaginable, for example, for the CAQ or Quebec solidaire supporters to move en masse to a riding to make one candidate win or lose.
And yet, this is in a way something that many students can do. I’ll let the site Vote étudiant au Québec explain.
The students who live in residences or apartments close to campus are entitled to register on the electoral list of the riding where they study since their domicile is actually situated within the limits of the electoral map.
Pierre Fortin May 4, 2012
Original French Text: http://www.lactualite.com/economie/le-quebec-vit-il-aux-crochets-du-canada
Québec’s taxpayers paid 78 billion dollars in income tax and taxes to the province of Québec and to its municipalities in 2009. If they had given the same percentage of their collective earnings as other Canadians, the total would only have been 45 billion. How can it be explained that Quebeckers paid 23 billion more (6 600 dollars per family)?
According to the provincial economic accounts, published by Statistics Canada, there are five principle causes.