Canada's Liberals handed stunning defeat in Quebec

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In yet another stunning defeat of Canada's Liberal Party, this time in Premier Justin Trudeau's own home province of French-speaking Quebec, the governing Liberals have been pushed to the curb by a new nationalist-populist, essentially center-right Party, the "Coalition Avenir Quebec," perhaps roughly translated to "The coalition for the Quebec way."   

Although the popular vote total was only 38%, nonetheless due to the parliamentary Riding concept, the Party that gets over the 63 Riding elections threshold for members elected to the Legislative Assembly has enough seats to win control.  That this point the Coalition Avenir Quebec has 64 Ridings, and is leading in another 13.  Thus there is no need for the CAQ to team up with another of the five or six political parties to form a minority government.  The CAQ has clear sailing to institute and run whatever conservative programs it wants to.  And you can bet it will.

Top of that list will be a re-do of immigration into Quebec.  In the bizarre world of Canadian politics, an immigrant to Canada receives a Federal immigration residency permit, but actual vetting and control over immigrants to Quebec is parceled out to Quebec.  The CAQ, along with its predecessors, have long sought out French-speaking migrants  (the native Quebecois population has a birth rate well below replacement rate, thus dooming the Province to extinction if new French-speaking migrants are not attracted), and now is getting even tougher:  immigrants must learn fluent French within three years or face expulsion.  What exactly "expulsion" entails is not clear;  Quebec does not have the legal authority to revoke a residency permit and to deport anyone from Canada, although they act as if they do.  

Where this all ends, nobody knows.  Nonetheless, the French-speaking Quebeckers have handed a remarkable rebuke to one of their own, the Francophone Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, son of the legendary Pierre Elliot Trudeau, the most brilliant man ever to be Canadian Prime Minister  (and also the most daring).  Next up:  will the wave of repudiations of the Liberals, first with the demolition in Ontario, and now with the (unthinkable) demolition in Quebec, result in the collapse of the Federal Liberal Party?  

https://globalnews.ca/news/4506505/quebec-election-caq-francois-legault-wins-majority/

Edited by Jan van Eck
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I hope this expulsion of liberals becomes a trend, and certainly not only in Canada.

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8 hours ago, Jan van Eck said:

In yet another stunning defeat of Canada's Liberal Party, this time in Premier Justin Trudeau's own home province of French-speaking Quebec, the governing Liberals have been pushed to the curb by a new nationalist-populist, essentially center-right Party, the "Coalition Avenir Quebec," perhaps roughly translated to "The coalition for the Quebec way."   

In Canada? The pendulum has swung farther than I thought, then.

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