Posts Tagged ‘separation

COLUMN: Duhaime – Is Harper Captain Canada?

- March 20th, 2014

Harper will speak for Canada

by Eric Duhaime

Who is Captain Canada this time around?

The question is relevant now that Pierre Karl Peladeau has jumped into the ring as Captain Quebec, the champion of separatists.

The April 7 election will mark an important step towards another referendum if the Parti Quebecois wins a majority of seats.

When Quebecers are asked who will lead the No campaign, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s name comes first. As the son of Pierre, he is an easy and obvious choice. But is he the right one?

A guy who answers with a hockey joke when questioned about the political crisis in Ukraine should make federalists nervous about Trudeau as their spokesman. Let’s also remember Trudeau is the one who said in the recent past that he’d rather live in a separate Quebec than a Canada led by Stephen Harper. Read more…

COLUMN: Duhaime – Harper isn’t a threat to national unity

- June 28th, 2012

Harper an effective federalist champion

by Eric Duhaime

Quebec has historically been the key battleground to win or lose a federal election. Since the arrival of the Bloc Quebecois in Ottawa 20 years ago, however, the political weight of Quebec has drastically declined.

If you look at the efforts of the political parties who are all trying to court voters in La Belle Province these days, you might think the good old days are back. Read more…