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David Desjardins 13 Sept, 2012
Original French Text: http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/quebec/359051/la-culture-du-mepris
Jean Charest was stepping down live on TV when I flipped to that channel, pausing for a moment to listen to his trembling, tearful goodbye.
Did I smile?
A little, yes. But it wasn’t the toothy smile of someone who delights in another’s misery. Nor was it a smile of empathy. A person can’t be sad to see the end of a drawn-out spectacle where the actors and the director both seem to have been mocking the audience all along.
Really, I smiled to myself, hoping that we were witnessing the departure of a grand master of the genre, a rare breed of politician, in as much as politics is a game of manipulation — one who could ride the desires of the moment and the changes in mood of the people.
And Jean Charest rode like a king.
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.
Kathleen Lévesque August 9, 2012
Original French Text: http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/quebec/356415/gabriel-nadeau-dubois-demissionne
The CLASSE ex-spokesperson says he was hurt by the “rhetoric” and “derogatory attacks” that he was subjected to.
Caption: Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois will no longer speak publicly as long as the student strike continues. Photo: Jacques Nadeau - Le Devoir
Bruised by the Charest government’s constant demonization of him, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois has resigned as co-spokesperson for the Coalition large de l’Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (CLASSE), hoping his decision will help breathe new life into the organization.
In an interview with Le Devoir, Nadeau-Dubois didn’t hide his weariness with the Liberals’ “rhetoric” and “personal derogatory attacks” over the past six months, not to mention their insinuations that CLASSE is a gang of “terrorists.” He is particularly virulent when it comes to the Premier. “I’ll never forgive Jean Charest for the comments he made during the Plan Nord conference. While there were serious injuries and extremely harsh confrontations going on outside, the Quebec Premier’s only response was to make tasteless jokes about it with his business friends. That really sticks in my throat,” he said, qualifying Jean Charest’s attitude as “undignified.”
August 9, 2012
Original French Text: http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1018771/demission-de-gabriel-nadeau-dubois-quebec-solidaire-rend-hommage-au-porte-parole-etudiant-et-pourfend-l-attitude-meprisante-du-parti-liberal
Following the decision of Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois to resign, Québec Solidaire commends the student spokesperson for the work he did as a symbol of a generation who rose up against injustice. The Solidaires denounce the arrogant and violent attitude of the Liberal party towards the student movement, which is being used to further electoral goals.