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« on: October 01, 2012, 03:07:45 pm »
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With Couillard getting in on Wednesday, figured I might as well put up the thread. Contest is in February, precise date/rules won't be announced till month's end.


Moreau and Bachand are in. Couillard wants an intraparty debate on platform, esp identity issues.

http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-quebecoise/201209/28/01-4578519-direction-du-plq-raymond-bachand-est-candidat.php

http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2012/09/25/002-couillard-course-plq.shtml

http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2012/09/30/002-pierre-moreau-candidat-plq.shtml

http://journalmetro.com/actualites/national/164832/couillard-veut-rouvrir-le-debat-identitaire/
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 10:22:28 pm »
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This is the speech that Kinsella thought would be Trudeau's Lincoln moment? Harper and Mulcair will bury him alive in debate. Maybe Liberals should hope for Garneau.
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 10:30:25 pm »
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Uhh, this is the PLQ thread.
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 10:31:57 pm »
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I come from an alternate universe where Trudeau is running for the Liberal leadership in Quebec, cut me some slack, Beav?
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 10:40:18 pm »
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Moreau gets 4/5 Outaouais MNAs. The 5th backs Couillard, who also gets Norm MacMillan. Apparently Couillard has been locking up the riding associations already, hardly a surprise.

http://lesnews.ca/politique/25966-course-au-plq-pierre-moreau-rallie-les-deputes-de-loutaouais/

http://www.lapresse.ca/le-droit/politique/201210/02/01-4579539-plq-iraca-appuiera-couillard.php
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 01:11:50 am »
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Are any of them not Pure Laine racists? Like a principled leftist-type?
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 12:14:20 pm »
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Are any of them not Pure Laine racists? Like a principled leftist-type?

Wrong party. Those are right-wing and pro-Canada.
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012, 09:34:28 pm »
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Couillard's beard is gone. I hope it's not a decision by an image consultant who said beard might cost you votes.

I've noticed the spending limit is higher in the Quebec Liberals leadership contest ($600,000) than the Ontario Liberals ($500,000). The Ontario race is shorter but I was surprised since it has a bigger population and maybe they don't have as much restrictive donations limit. 
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 03:29:34 pm »
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Couillard has a very interesting manifesto, to say the least, in Le Devoir.

http://m.ledevoir.com/politique/quebec/365585/revenir-aux-sources-de-l-idee-liberale
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012, 01:47:49 pm »
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I read this as PLO and got all excited.
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The world is becoming globalized, but cosmopolitanism is being hijacked by the Davos Man. What choice is left besides nationalism? The thought is terrifying, to be honest.

I just hope Trump doesn't turn into some kind of Berlusconi-esque Teflon man.
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