Election Briefs: Anglos and Economics
The Anglo Vote
A poll released this morning by CJAD and The Gazette shows that nearly three-quarters of Anglos say they'll have to vote Liberal, while over half feel that they're not a factor in this campaign.
There's no reason why Anglos couldn't vote for a progressive party like the PQ, leader Pauline Marois said.
Having a leaders' debate for Anglos, however, is another matter.
Today, Marois rejected CJAD's invitation to participate in a bilingual debate, where she would have been free to answer questions in French, if she was struggling in English.
Quebec Solidaire is promising to raise wages for the middle class.
Co-leaders Amir Khadir and Francoise David unveiled their economic platform today.
They want to send bonus cheques to citizens earning under $100,000 annually.
How would they pay for it? David would tax all capital gains, for starters. When your government isn't close to big business and accepting "brown envelopes," she says, it's amazing what you can accomplish.
A CAQ government would abolish half of tax credits for businesses, from $4-billion, down to $2-billion, and direct the money saved to support entrepreneurs that create high-paying jobs
And Premier Jean Charest repeated today that a Liberal government would virtually wipe out unemployment, thanks to the ambitious Plan Nord development project, and eliminate the deficit.