I'm surprised that nobody has bothered to make a thread about this, because this is a really important election. There are three choices:
1) The Liberals under Jean Charest (incumbent party)
2) The Parti Québécois under Pauline Marois
3) A brand new (it was founded only last year) political party, Coalition Avenir Québec, led by ex-PQ member François Legault. (Wikipedia page here)
The reason this is so important is that after 3 Liberal terms, the PQ could come back. If there is a majority, then they'll take that as a mandate for tightening of the language laws and to hold yet another referendum. I don't want that. The Liberals have been taking a real beating over corruption allegations, and like their federal counterparts, could become the third party in the legislature.
Anyone want to make predictions? I'm hoping the PQ doesn't get more than a minority.
OK it's over PQ got minority government but uh OK so we've got a bunch of racists pretty much in charge, yay (not)
Libs got second place maybe they'll reform their party now to fix their rep this might actually be a good thing
CAQ got third I had no idea anybody even cared about them? But apparently they do, cool beans. They are generally buddy buddy with the liberals so them and the liberals together will be keeping PQ in check, it's not the worst that could've happened.
But yeah whenever PQ does well in elections it's really bad for our economy. Mass exodus of emigrants so we lose a lot of people, +housing prices plummet, +world doesn't invest in Québec so we get less business stuff
So we're in for a rough ride
Québec Solidaire got 2 seats which is pretty cool I guess. I'm not big on their whole language laws and sovereignty thing (which they share with PQ) but they do have some Green-party-esque stuff in their plans.
Of course, no party ever measures up to the Green Party in my mind. Green Party gets no media coverage or funding and is far from influential by any stretch in Québec and Canada (it does much better in Europe though!) but their visions and their people, I can really agree with, with nothing to complain about. Every other party I have reasons to pick beefs against, but not the Green Party!
Also, Green Party has puns.
... ...I like talking about the Green Party.
But it always comes in last. rofl QuQ Fight on Green party. Sobbu.
Well I don't live in Quebec and I am pretty damn happy that I don't. The options for that election really sucked from an outsiders point of view. Now it looks like a crazy left-wing separatist party is going to be heading the government. That only spells trouble.
Are you serious? Canada's not the immaculate honeypot a lot of folks stateside believe it to be, but I think it's done considerably well for itself, particularly in the past decade. And, as someone from a country whose law was designed to provide breathing room for regional differences, I admire a few of the ways that Canada has chosen to address its own tensions.
Though, taking a page out of the American playbook and shooting people because u mad was unwise.