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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What’s good for the Bloc is bad for Canada

The National Post reports how delighted former Parti Quebecois leader Jacques Parizeau is with the Bloc’s decision to join a coalition that could form the next federal government.

quote-left-red-grey-bgThis victory sweeps aside any hesitation Quebecers might have had on the presence of the Bloc in Ottawa.quote-right-red-grey-bg
– Jacques Parizeau

Apparently, Parizeau praises Gilles Duceppe for his “impressive victory,” in prying enough concessions out of Stéphane Dion’s Liberal/NDP coalition to agree to back them.

Also reported are comments by PQ leader Pauline Marois, who says the agreement allows Quebec to get $1 billion in equalization payments it would not have otherwise had.

I suspect the full horror of this story is still to be told.smleaf

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  1. I particularly like the wording that Parizeau used: "...this agreement that we got Dion to sign"

    Pretty much says it all.

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  2. The Bloc can simply rape the ROC of Canada via a series of small cuts. For every bill that might be a confidence motion, or that is unfairly beneficial to Liberal/NDP supporters, they just need to say "we want an extra $100 million here, half a billion there" for Quebec if you want our support. The Liberals aren't going to do anything that might trip an election until they can replenish their coffers by whatever means possible.

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