The police have posted their policy on Bill 78 (now sometimes being called Law 12) as the question of going back to school comes closer. Bit of rewording from Radio-Canada but essentially the cops won’t come unless the school calls for them.
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Good, clear account of the progression of the attempt to revive asbestos mining in Quebec and why it’s a lost cause. In La Presse, Patrick Lagacé also eyes Quebec’s inability to face the music on asbestos with a beady eye.
There’s been a shooting at Galeries d’Anjou and two people are injured. Not much detail yet.
Later, a bit more from Radio-Canada including the news that one of the victims has died.
Item on Concordia’s new president emphasizes his optimism, doesn’t mention whether he’s tired of being asked if he misses space.
Strange angst Friday over how economically right-wing CAQ actually is – two different edits of the same CP piece on how the party’s campaign promises are at odds with its pro-business, anti-tax stance.
Two academics write in the Toronto Star about Quebec’s stubbornness on the social welfare issue, which they suggest sets it apart, even more than language politics.
Québec solidaire presents its vision of a very different Quebec economy. They’re holding at 6% of the vote according to that Léger poll.
Pauline Marois tried cosying up to anglos this week, saying the election is not a referendum.
Thursday evening’s demo ended with one arrest.
La Presse says Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois resigned against a background of tensions within CLASSE, where he was regarded not as the radical hothead portrayed in most local media, but as too moderate.
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Radio-Canada broke a story on L’Enquête about how an SQ surveillance of a Liberal fund-raiser was cut short minutes after the man met with Jean Charest at a motel in Dorval, back in 2009. Charest spent Thursday saying this kind of journalism wasn’t ethical; the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes hit back with a cutting statement: Il n’appartient pas au premier ministre, ni à aucun autre politicien, de dicter aux médias leurs choix rédactionnels.
Radio-Canada finds the PQ is ahead in Facebook activity but Québec solidaire excels at Twitter.
You know, I would really love to read a straight-up account from Jean Charest about how he got entangled with the Mafia, from the first glance across the room, to the moment when he realized he was in too deep to get out, and examining the various stages as it sank in that he was simply going to have to keep telling bigger and bigger lies to keep himself and his party afloat. Could make a good movie.