So it’s not Doomsday after all. In fact, it’s actually pretty good news if you think about it.
With a 54-seat minority, Pauline Marois and the Parti Quebecois will be completely hamstrung and won’t be able to pass any of their insane, wildly racist policies. They may even have to – gasp – govern as if they actually remotely care about the future or the people of Quebec.
As for women celebrating Pauline Marois for becoming the first female premier of Quebec? That’s like saying if the devil were a woman, you’d be kind of OK with going to hell.
We won’t be seeing any expansion of Bill 101 and we certainly won’t be seeing a referendum any time during this mandate. In fact, we probably won’t be seeing much of a mandate at all. Borne of the attempted Marois leadership putsch last spring, the current edition of the PQ is one of the most extreme we’ve ever seen. It’s the Jean-Francois Lisees and Bernard Drainvilles of the party who are running the show, while moderates are pushed to the side and Marois is forced to be the most extreme, vile, racist and unpleasant version of herself in order to keep power.
So, with all that in mind, it’s not hard to envision the PQ losing a confidence vote within the next six months or so. How are they supposed to pass a budget that will spend public money on the promotion of sovereignty with the PLQ and CAQ opposing it? They can’t.
As for women celebrating Pauline Marois for becoming the first female premier of Quebec? That’s like saying if the devil were a woman, you’d be kind of OK with going to hell. There’s nothing to celebrate here. In fact, I think it’s actually counter-productive to any feminist sentiment… I don’t care that’s she’s a she – she’s a bad person, point final – woman or otherwise. If the first Jewish person to be elected president of the USA were Bernie Madoff, I wouldn’t be celebrating him for his great accomplishment as a Jew – I’d be embarrassed.
Also, let’s get this out of the way while we’re at it: THERE WILL BE NO PQ/CAQ COALITION GOVERNMENT!!! THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR! FRANCOIS LEGAULT WAS NOT TRYING TO TRICK US. Grow up.