Selley: For the NDP in Quebec, the dream is over

The NDP is officially on the offensive in Quebec. On Monday in Montreal, newly minted deputy leader Alexandre Boulerice promised the party’s “environmental plan … will put an end to half-measures.” Brigitte Sansoucy, chair of the NDP’s Quebec Caucus, suggested they would offer “concrete solutions for Quebecers (on) issues like employment, agriculture and support for families.”

Especially considering the current state of Justin Trudeau’s brand, there is some reason for the NDP to hope, per the press release, that such things might “rally progressives from coast to coast to coast” behind them. But leader Jagmeet Singh seemed to hint at new adventures in asymmetrical federalism, as well. “I firmly believe that Quebec is a distinct nation within our country, and I promise you today that I will be an ally for Quebec, and that I will do things differently,” he said. Between now and the Fête Nationale

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Selley: For the NDP in Quebec, the dream is over

The NDP is officially on the offensive in Quebec. On Monday in Montreal, newly minted deputy leader Alexandre Boulerice promised the party’s “environmental plan … will put an end to half-measures.” Brigitte Sansoucy, chair of the NDP’s Quebec Caucus, suggested they would offer “concrete solutions for Quebecers (on) issues like employment, agriculture and support for families.”

Especially considering the current state of Justin Trudeau’s brand, there is some reason for the NDP to hope, per the press release, that such things might “rally progressives from coast to coast to coast” behind them. But leader Jagmeet Singh seemed to hint at new adventures in asymmetrical federalism, as well. “I firmly believe that Quebec is a distinct nation within our country, and I promise you today that I will be an ally for Quebec, and that I will do things differently,” he said. Between now and the Fête Nationale

... read more at: https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/chris-selley-for-the-ndp-in-quebec-the-dream-is-over/wcm/cfd25083-c484-4a04-b2ec-c84c70952219

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