Anglos angry with Marois government

With perhaps just a week to go before Premier Pauline Marois calls an election, a new survey , gives another indication of the differences between anglophones and francophones when it comes to assessing the current government.

In an EKOS Poll conducted for CBC, 75% of anglophones surveyed said they are angry with the PQ government, compared to 33% of francophones.

Asked if they trust the PQ government, 88% of anglophones said no compared to 42% of francophones.

The poll is part of a CBC series, which earlier this week found that more than half of anglophones had considered leaving the province.

At an event Thursday, Premier Marois dismissed any talk of an exodus and said anglophones were a key component of Quebec society.

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  1. Already Moved Out of Mtl posted on 02/28/2014 07:47 AM
    Why wait for these bozos to ruin what once was the financial hub of Canada. Their educated elected officials have no decency or respect for other at all. They try to re write history whenever they can. What will be next? Who cares at this point. The real problem is the sixty percent of French Quebec that don't know any better. I moved away for the same reasons everyone should, "a job and the constant PQ insanity of Canada's most beautiful province". Montreal is unfortunately located in Quebec, and those who remain should do everything to get Quebec's cash cow out of la belle province.
  2. Sheila West posted on 02/28/2014 07:47 AM
    Primier Marois can say whatever she wishes about anglos leaving the province. BUT the truth is, anglos are leaving the province - especially those of us who are retired. I retired June 30th and after 60 years in Quebec and swearing I would never leave !!! I packed up and moved to Kingston on July 1st - Happy Canada Day!. I am a bit shocked at how many ex-Quebecers had beaten me to it! Never mind the anglophones who move just across the Ontario and work in Quebec.

    I do believe more and more anglos are gonna "see the light" and move across the border to find a peaceful - less political - less stressful living environment.
  3. LMAO posted on 02/28/2014 07:55 AM
    At an event Thursday, Premier Marois dismissed any talk of an exodus and said anglophones were a key component of Quebec society.

    Yes without the Anglo's who else would they blame their failures onto.
  4. jonico posted on 02/28/2014 08:38 AM
    Not sure if angry is the word, more like fed-up. Fed up of all the negativity & frustration, fed-up with a premier that is dividing the province with nonsense, Fed-up of still paying high taxes & being felt like we're second hand citizens, Embarrassed that our provincial government acts with no class & ignorance. Promising of throwing money around lately like they're rich even though anyone with half a brain knows we're broke (shows she'll be calling an election soon). So I do not agree with "angry" more like "why should we" & "just don't feel like putting up with it anymore". I worry about the future here. Quebec will be North America's ghetto.
  5. Ross posted on 02/28/2014 01:25 PM
    With everything that is happening ,the Liberals and the CAQ should join forces to save Quebec from ruin. Both leaders have expressed their love for Quebec , they should put aside their minor differences and co govern to re establish our identity as a leader in North Ameeica.
  6. Warner Alan posted on 02/28/2014 01:32 PM
    Moved out in 1972 and now live in B.C. Why our federal politicians don't fight the P.Q.'s racism, I'll never know. The last time I checked, Quebec is still part of Canada .
    "Warm up the bus" is the what the sensible people should be chanting. The rest of Canada welcomes all those willing to leave the chaos. Believe me, you will not miss it.
    Last one leaving the Quebec border, "please turn out the lights! "
    So very sad .
  7. steve posted on 02/28/2014 01:39 PM
    The reality is that Quebec has become a broke backwater.Can anyone tell me how this is better than before the ...quiet revolution...when Montreal was the #1 city in Canada with every thing going for it. A heartbreaking disgraceful decline!
  8. Rooster posted on 02/28/2014 01:46 PM
    How about angrynot that the PQ is small mean and petty; but that so many franco-Quebeckers think it is just fine to be like that.
    Dont believe me just look at the values charter and the popularity of applying language laws "without mercy." You would think someone in the french media or political/intellectual classes would fry her for that. No; business as usual.
    1. ap posted on 03/01/2014 08:58 AM
      @Rooster My brother -in-law who is french told me if you mention the name Marois in this car you have to get out.. There are many french people who don't like what is going on..Don't ask why the french don't stand up, we as english don't stand up either, because we can take the 401.. Wait until the next election they will come out of the woodwork and vote her out , but will the damage she caused as the first woman Premier of Quebec ever be healed.. That is the big question..'.So many french and english , and families have been hurt by this..We have mixed marriages for years and living side by side in peace since the FLQ. Our children are bilingual and their children will be trilingual because of texting..Our words that we picked up from the french and incorporated then in our english language made us classier than the english in the rest of Canada..
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