Anyone following the elections in Quebec.
I have, and to tell the truth they have been the most exciting elections in my the life time.
Unpredictable, dramatic, and featuring debates that belonged either on reality TV or on in a movie like The Hunger Games.
Interesting, becasue they show the completely emptiness of the two main parties. The We are not the sepratist party, and the we are not the federalist party.
There emptiness comes from being defines by what they are not as opposed to standing for anything.
They are dramatic because three new parties, that actually have ideas are getting a lot of attention. One of them (CAQ) is in a death fight with the PQ to see who will win. The Liberals are being reduced to MOntreal Island, and Gatineau, and will hold the balance of power. At best it seems the winner will have a minority, which will lead to another election in a year.
Dramatic too because, in the middle of the eelction, the main federal Party Leader Muclair (NDP) in Quebec, tells his people to stay out oif it, and that the NDP is going to be launching a new provincial party after the election.
The debates were fabulous. The first one was between the 4 parties, and there were another three, each of which was between two of the party leaders. PQ vs Lib, Lib vs CAQ, and CAQ vs PQ. LIke reality TV there were harsh words and lots of emotion, but like a family fight, things were brough up from years ago, and they all knew each others darkest secrets.
While the PQ is holding it together at 33% for the election, they are about to explode, They are the walking dead. The CAQ leader was able to drive some wooden stakes into it's heart that showed the various factions of the PQ that they had been duped by the leader, Marois, who cared about nothing other than her need for power and control.