June 09, 2015

Duceppe back in for Bloc?

Brian LilleyArchive

Is Gilles Duceppe about make a return to federal politics to help the struggling Bloc Quebecois? 

According to political insider, and former Bloc and Liberal MP, Jean Lapierre, Duceppe is coming back to lead the separatist party.

Lapierre broke the news on TVA's Le Quebec Matin.

Citing sources inside the Bloc, Lapierre said that Duceppe will return as leader while current party leader Mario Beaulieu would become party president. Internal party polls reportedly show the BQ performing much better if Duceppe was leader than they have been under Beaulieu.

Beaulieu had already confirmed that Duceppe would be involved in the next campaign by posting on Facebook that he had asked Duceppe for assistance.

"For those who are wondering, I actually asked Mr. Duceppe to contribute to the next election campaign. To my delight, Gilles accepted my proposal. We discussed the role he will play. Our goal is to gather the maximum of women and men behind the Bloc Québécois for independence and for Quebec," Beaulieu wrote.

The Bloc dominated Quebec politics for years from 1993 until they collapsed under the Orange Crush that saw the NDP sweep Quebec in 2011. The BQ was reduced to four seats, they currently only have two MPs in the Commons, well below official party status.

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commented 2015-06-13 11:31:34 -0400
My favorite party rankings:
1. Conservative
2. Libertarian
3. BQ…
I know a lot of people (and myself) who want Québec gone as much as they want to leave. My favorite documentary is called The Disunited States of Canada. It has a bit about Québec wanting to leave, but most is about Alberta and Saskatchewan wanting to become a independent as well. Mostly because Québec sucks up every ones money. If they want to go… let them! As long as we get the St. Lawrence seaway…
commented 2015-06-09 16:54:49 -0400
A waste of time and Canadians money, beside that political move will just spread the vote in Quebec mostly .
commented 2015-06-09 16:03:04 -0400
Napoleon had a hand picked body guard. He was hand picked both for his prowess with pistol and sword…but more importantly for his blind and fanatical loyalty. He would fight duels over the smallest slight said against Napoleon. After Napoleon died he continued to act as if he were still alive and nothing had changed. He wrote nothing but something he is alleged to have said is noteworthy:-

“The Spanish call it agua …the Germans call it vasser…..the English call it water….but we French call it du l’eau simply because..THAT’s WHAT IT IS DAMIT "

The body guard’s name was Lieutenant Nicholas Chauvin…it is from his name that we derive the term “chauvinism”…….:-)

The arrogant and blindly loyal and willfully ignorant defender of what is essentially a dead cause …before Simone de Beauvoir commandeered the term….is called a chauvinist.
commented 2015-06-09 15:59:17 -0400
“Quebec would be foolish to separate. All those transfer payments would dry up” Ah yes. However Quebec has convinced themselves that they are so indipensable that Canada would continue to subsidize their economy with Transfer Payments. “Sovereignty Association” I think they call it. They fully expect to continue using our currency. That was the thrust of the 1995 referendum and why they almost won it. The Quebec separation movement, when one looks at it critically seems more about squeezing more money out of Canada then actually going it on their own. Without being a part of this nation and constantly “Butting Heads” with the rest of the country, they would have no influence as a separate nation state. And they know it!
commented 2015-06-09 15:37:41 -0400
rick mercer had a good idea; let kweebek separate, the rest of Canada takes a referendum to join kweebek, once we’ve joined up again, have another referendum to change the name back to “Canada”
commented 2015-06-09 14:05:25 -0400
Quebec would be foolish to separate. All those transfer payments would dry up and they’d actually have to develop their own natural resources to survive. What would happen if Quebec separated? The way I see it, Atlantic Canada would be cut off from the rest of Canada making their financial future dubious, Ontario with its large population, and without a populous Quebec to hold them in check, would run roughshod over the resource rich western provinces, which could theoretically trigger an independence referendum in the west, and thus divide Canada into multiple nation states, extremely numerous multiples if the Truth and reconciliation folks have their way. And I guess the northern Territories would be free to choose which of those many nation states they wish to align themselves with. Maybe that wouldn’t be such a bad thing. At least that way, the nation states (provinces, first nation bands, etc.) that are hell-bent on self-destruction wouldn’t take the other nation states, or provinces, down with them.
commented 2015-06-09 13:34:00 -0400
“Wonder who is going to pop up next.” They’ll probably exhume PET and then try Resurrection a la’ Frankenstein! Desperation knows no bounds, and in the case of the lefties, no morals………
commented 2015-06-09 13:28:37 -0400
Duceppe coming back? With or without hair net?
commented 2015-06-09 12:24:15 -0400
The left has not only been scraping the bottom of the barrel, they have turned it over and are scraping the underneath. There has been so many ‘has been’ losers coming out of the woodwork lately, that one has to wonder how scared the left must really be. We have seen or heard from Paul Martin, Jean Chretien, Duceppe, Kofi what’s his name from the UN, and Preston Manning who might as well be left now even if he wasn’t before. Wonder who is going to pop up next.
commented 2015-06-09 10:56:10 -0400
Don’t these losers ever retire? Go away already.
commented 2015-06-09 10:52:43 -0400
More socialist vote splitting. Welcome back bloc-pigs.