Wednesday, February 21, 2007
These stakes are too high
Quebec premier Jean Charest says the future of Quebec rides on this election. He claims the province will be ruined if the PQ take power. I agree that PQ governments are disasters for Quebec. I'd also make the point thta Robert Bourassa's policies were just about as bad. Quebec stagnated under Levesque, Bourassa and Parizeau, and has shown some signs of life under Charest. However, some day the Liberals will lose power. That's a fact of life in Quebec politics. In Charest's view, that means the end of Quebec as a province, a claim that, I think, is dangerous and probably self-fulfilling.