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  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.

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September 04, 2012

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The biggest concern has been to get the Liberals out, mostly with the hope of fighting the corruption that came with them (and with previous parties too - it's nothing new). This "need" for a strategic vote will motivate a lot of people to vote PQ today, even though a lot of their voters no longer agree with all of their views. It will be interesting to see what the other left leaning and "indépendantiste" parties will bring to the table in the next few years. But it won't make a big difference until we can change the way we vote for a more representative method (such as the méthode proportionnelle).

You might be interested in the following video ;) This comedian was speaking at a recent Option Nationale rallye:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=refMvumOQYM&feature=youtu.be

Beth, thank you for your observations and feelings about this election. I admit I've not followed it much this time from this other end of the country, except for the headlines, so this has given me some understanding of what each party represents. I agree about all you say about Quebec's uniqueness in this country and I really hope that never changes, only moves forward rather than back.

Beth, thanks for this post. I am interested to follow Canadian politics and we get so little here in the US. I didn't know there was to be an election in Quebec, and I wonder whether it will even be mentioned on the news tonight. I don't have TV, but I listen to NPR every day. You'd think they would report on Canada, but they seldom do. We are much more likely to get news on Europe or China than on Canada.

Other than your comments about keeping Canada whole and Charest having to go i agree with almost nothing else here.But maybe the real point is that you,and countless other immigrants who have enriched our land, have found a home in Quebec.I hope that whatever may now happen under the new regime you will continue to feel this is your home.

Now that graffiti takes me back awhile - to the days when old Charles Grosnez came to Canada and stirred things up. And yet, and yet... they don't make pols like him any more. Even if I do wonder how he'd have reacted if a Brit had burst out with a paean of praise (difficult word that one; probably haven't spelt it correctly) in support of the Basque separatists or the Oc speakers at the Elysée Palace.

"Not yet citizens..." I quiver sympathetically. The Guardian had a look at GB's revised exam for naturalisation; the writer scored less than 60% (ie, would have failed), went down the corridor and tried it with his colleagues. All failed. As I did too. Two generations hence and we'll be ruled by a group of super-intellectuals none of whom will have been born on this scepter'd isle. If Canada's gone the same way don't expect any easy-peasy questions like: Why a maple leaf on the national flag?

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