The Biggest Loser: Gilles Duceppe

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Gilles Duceppe was given a choice this week.  He had to decide whether he was going to save Stephen Harper or Stéphane Dion’s ass.

No third option.  Dion or Harper.  Pick one.

Gilles Duceppe also lost the best gig in parliamentary politics this week: perpetual opposition.  The right…   – no, the constitutional duty – to rip the government and the other parties apart without ever having to offer a viable alternative.

Yesterday he agreed to keep a Liberal-NDP coalition in power for over a year.  He signed away the Bloc’s right to oppose their budgets or any other major legislation.  If the coalition ever forms the government the Bloc is  going to be held accountable for what it does.  The Bloc is going to have, ugh… a record.

And you think the Liberals and the NDP are going to have a hard time explaining to their constituents that they signed a deal with the separatists?  Gilles Duceppe had to sign a deal with Stéphane Dion!  Mister Clarity Act!  Canada’s Separatist-Slayer in Chief!

For an important part of the Independence movement, Gilles Duceppe became Maréchal Pétain yesterday.

All this for what?  Nothing.  Sweet fuck all.  Gilles Duceppe candidly admitted at the coalition’s press conference that he did not obtain anything substantial for the Québec Nation in return for his support.  Layton and Dion had him by the balls.  Either he ran with them or he was to become the man who saved Stephen Harper.

And the English Canadian media will have you believe this is the Québec independence movement’s greatest coup in history…

Written by angryfrenchguy

December 2, 2008 at 10:55 am

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  1. New Quebecker, I am an immigrant and I really think you are just full of it. Don’t say stupidities in my name.


    December 7, 2008 at 1:42 pm

  2. New Quebecker is an obvious troll.


    December 7, 2008 at 2:52 pm

  3. Dan and Jonathan! Explanations! Or you prefer to lick their ass?

    New Quebecker

    December 8, 2008 at 1:07 am

  4. I am one of them….but, you are such an idiot, idiot in september, still an idiot in december. Don’t ever change, we need a ass like you.


    December 8, 2008 at 5:02 pm

  5. Everybody here is an immigrant. Idiots and morons are who want to destroy Canada. You are, Dan just an imbecile, the man with the intellectual disability. The new 101 kid.

    New Quebecker

    December 8, 2008 at 7:52 pm

  6. Hey New Quebecer, you are not helping Canada one little bit with a chauvinistic English only attitude. This totally sucks.

    For shame!

    Learn to speak both English and French, and your children too. Make yourself some friends, and learn to take pride in your great opportunity to benefit from two very deep rooted cultures which are NOT mutually exclusive. France and England used war as population control for centuries.

    We don’t want those kind of attitudes in Canada, especially now that London and Paris smartened up finally — now co-operation is the new and proper dialectic, the new way to exist in a happier way.

    Jonathan, I see what you mean, with posts like New Quebecker perhaps he should look into being X-Quebecker!

    At least he’s not Quebecois! (sorry I don’t have my accent keys here in the library.)

    ABP: yeah depression is very scary for all of us — we should try to co-operate instead of bitching and dissing. Good post — you have a soft heart inside, but you get straight A+ ‘s for PESSIMISM, well OK some realism too.

    All provinces and Quebec ( need co-operation) Sort of assymetrical the federation,….EH! What is the Quebec traduction de EH! Eh bien….??

    Hey MidnightJack How about the VACHE ESPAGNOLE si fameuse. Good post. Stability is good. La revolution francaise etait une tres bonne idee jusqu’a la terreur! Puis tombent les tetes, et coulent la sangue!!!

    Desole — no accents not my standard I apologise.

    Johnny — proportional rep. works all over the world! Don’t be so hide bound! In B.C. it got 60% approval but didn’t pass because Campbell, the premier set the bar at 66% way too high, the existing power holders never want it, but its got to come if we want to improve on democracy. People are pissed off in this country because they HAVE LITTLE OR NO REPRESENTATION — this includes me as a Green supporter!

    Kriss: Wow you had Dion as a prof! That is way cool!

    (I guess I could brag I had David Suzuki as a prof he was pretty fantastically cool)

    Dion is not a Robespierre!! — he doesn’t want to send you to l’echafaud pour faire tomber la tete!

    Robespierre was a great orator but noneless a very nasty man emotionally. Vivre par l’epee mourir par l’epee. Reason and Goodwill we need Blood and hatred not.

    — so hopefully smarten up New Quebecker — your attitude shows you to be such a SAD example of citizens we really need. You could do so much better– this is just REally really sad!!

    I don’t want to call you a “redneck” but why do you insult your fellows here — is this just “pyschotherapy” for all your frustrations in life, to “diss” les canadiens who have been here for 400 years! Pathetic!!


    December 8, 2008 at 11:42 pm

  7. Of course Dion is not a murderer. I compared him to Ropespierre because both of them are hypnotised by an unrealistic ideal they dreamed to realise. Both of them are very cerebral, sort of robotic, cold and driven by strong principles.

    Zusuki as a teacher, wow !


    December 9, 2008 at 12:25 am

  8. According to New Quebecker, all francophones should sacrifice their language, their culture and their traditions in order to preserve the language, culture and traditions of the ROC. Tell me, New Quebecker, what rights does the ROC have to force Quebeckers to that? Why wouldn’t it be the other way around? What makes anglo culture so much more worthy than franco culture?

    You should be so lucky that the French of old times weren’t as bastardly with the British as the British were with the French. For all I know, you would be as big a separatist as Duceppe.

    And please, don’t give us the “we’re all immigrants” argument. Especially in your case, it doesn’t hold. If you really believed in it, you wouldn’t make a any distinction between francos and anglos.

    I live in Montreal, and I have many acquaintances in West Island, a major anglo territory. Guess what? Those people over there, with their Irish names, are pretty much all bilinguals, and gladly speak French to whoever doesn’t speak English. To most of them, people are people, no matter where they’re from and no matter their political orientations. If they met you face to face, they would probably kick your teeth in. You are a disgrace to those smart anglos who have understood that the only way to get around this national identity problem is to accept that we have different cultures and integrate it into our daily lives. And that implies tolerance, which you are entirely devoid of.


    December 10, 2008 at 1:05 pm

  9. I forgot to add:

    If it weren’t for idiots like you, New Quebecker, the idea of separation wouldn’t even cross a Quebecker’s mind. Clearly, you prefer to be part of the problem and not part of the solution.


    December 10, 2008 at 1:11 pm

  10. @ Bruce:

    Ironically, the Quebec equivalent of “Eh?” is “Hein?”. I guess it’s part of the anglo culture that sticks in franco Quebec. We sure must be racists…


    December 10, 2008 at 1:14 pm

  11. Non, Gilles Duceppe is the biggest winner.

    Anything good for Québec is good for a separate Quebec.

    Tym Machine

    December 19, 2008 at 10:16 pm

  12. i think we all have to grow up
    and be thankful that we have still a country\
    with or without quebec


    May 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm

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