The federal election campaign is well underway, just spend a minute or so on Twitter and that fact becomes unmistakable. I see Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe is up to no good in Quebec trying his best to demonize Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government, calling the Conservative government “a populist, retrograde Tea Party,” and calling the prime minister a “liar.”
Curious, is it not, that that same Gilles Duceppe (pictured circa 1997)—within hours of this election campaign getting started—tried his best to equate a 2004 letter he cosigned with Stephen Harper and Jack Layton as being equivalent to the formal coalition agreement his and the Liberal and New Democrat parties hatched up in 2008 to defeat the Tories. Apparently, in 2004 Gilles Duceppe and his party were fully willing to join the Conservatives to replace the Paul Martin Liberals. No talk of PM Harper being a “liar” back then; no talk of “a populist, retrograde Tea Party” either.
No one should be surprised, of course, since the raison d’être of the Bloc Québécois is the break up of Canada. Demonizing the Tories with whom they were previously prepared to replace a Liberal government, then two and a half years later plotting with the Liberals to replace the Tories are just the sort of cynical antics one would expect from a group that wishes to destabilize our Country.
Gilles Duceppe is an opportunist: on May 11, 2007, he confirmed that he would seek the leadership of Quebec’s Parti Québécois, but the very next day he withdrew from the race. He plots to break up Canada, but seems quite prepared to accept a Canadian taxpayer-funded pension for the time he has spent in our federal parliament. He joins with the official opposition every chance he gets to defeat the governing party, then scurries back to Quebec to campaign with a multi-million dollar Canadian taxpayer subsidy so that he can return to Ottawa to cause more mischief in our House of Commons.
Only in Canada, eh?