Busy day on the campaign front
Been a busy day on the campaign front: the CAQ’s official agent quit after hints he might be accused in a corruption scandal but the party rebounded in the afternoon with news that anti-corruption crusader Jacques Duchesneau is getting on the bandwagon, Le Devoir saying he’ll be running in St-Jérôme.
Jean Charest evoked the fear of a referendum to try to shoo anglo voters away from voting PQ or QS.
Pauline Marois sidestepped the obstacle of an English debate saying she doesn’t speak the langue de Shakespeare well enough.
Gilles Duceppe suddenly attacked Amir Khadir, calling him a populist and an opportunist and not truly devoted to the separatist cause. Pauline Marois would neither condemn nor endorse Duceppe’s statement. Khadir, who’s a medical doctor, has been going around rescuing people (including the protester injured by a motorist during a recent demo).
Québec Solidaire and Option Nationale are not happy at being excluded from the TVA debate.