PAULINE MAROIS

Yanick Villeneuve

Conservatives Will Lose If We Obsess About Canadian 'Values'

The mistake during last year's election campaign though, which everyone now recognizes, was to focus our message on identity issues like this one and the misguided barbaric practices snitch line proposal, instead of running on our excellent economic record. Yes, Canadians care about shared values and about these issues. But I would argue that they care a lot more about issues that impact their standard of living and quality of life. They care about whether our economy is strong enough to provide job opportunities. They care about having to pay twice as much as Americans for basic food like milk, eggs, butter and chicken.
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'I Don't Regret Anything'

QUEBEC - Pauline Marois bid a tearful goodbye to politics on Wednesday, saying she has no regrets and that Quebecers will always fight to get a country.In a political career that spanned more than 30...
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How Pauline Marois Fell Into Her Own Trap

But Pauline Marois lost the game to Philippe Couillard. By choosing to openly flaunt the card of an unwanted referendum and sovereign Quebec, she is caught in her own trap. And by inadvertently bringing to light the aspect of her privileged profile, she has fallen out among the province's populace.
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Chow's Hong Kong Identity Politics Could Backfire

In a move to counter Ford eating away at her base, Chow has tried to exploit her Hong Kong background- by reaching strangely all the way out to Hong Kong for the votes of Hong Kong residents with Canadian passports and property in Toronto. I believe that Chow's basic message of being a struggling immigrant has not resonated with her base or potential base.

Did the Ethnic Vote Crush Pauline Marois?

Was the rise in voter turnout linked to an increase of immigrant and visible minorities voters? Was it the Charter or the spectre of another referendum for them to "steal" that drove them to the polls in record numbers? If Premier Marois had access to better polling data surveying minorities who make up a sizeable chuck of the electorate, would she have pulled the electoral chain to begin with? As pollsters drown in the sea of complacency and/or mortal fear of uncovering the uncomfortable truths, the necessary examination of voters will continue to falter.
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4 Female Premiers Have Exited In 6 Months

With yet another female premier exiting the spotlight, it may be difficult for some to recall a time when more than 85 per cent of Canadians were governed by provincial leaders who are women. Even if...