Majority support Charter of Values

Poll suggests Charter has 51 percent support

With a looming election, the Parti Quebecois is now looking at majority support for the Charter of Values.

The CROP poll for La Presse said 51 percent of survey respondents are in favour of the Charter.

Youri Rivest, vice-president of CROP, believes the support isn’t likely to waver unless there is a major mishap.

While support is in majority terms right now, that doesn’t translate to votes for the PQ, according to the report.

Of the total respondents, some 57 percent admit they plan on voting for the CAQ. Views of the Charter have resulted to be either extremely favourable or extremely opposed, according to survey results.

Over 55 percent of survey respondents believe the Charter will have an important impact on who they will vote for come the next provincial election.

One of the questions asked was "would you accept a civil servant to the following ostentatious religious symbol?"

  • Cross: 58% approval
  • Kippa: 47% approval
  • Hijab: 45% approval
  • Sikh turban: 39% approval
  • Burqa: 14% approval
  • Niqab: 12% approval

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  1. sam posted on 03/03/2014 03:19 AM
    So it's over , Levesque's beautiful dream of an idyllic enlightened Quebec. Back to the dark ages of supremacist power. Camille Laurin's victory is complete. Cosmopolitan Montreal is now to be under the control of those who believe in imposing fundamentalist values on others. What to do? Montreal ? Coderre? Anybody?
    1. George Grummett posted on 03/03/2014 12:33 PM
      @sam Sam,

      It is most definitely not over !

      These modern on-line polls end up skewed towards the armchair columnist retirees, political science professors, students and smartphone surfers that have the time on their hands to reply to the polling companies.

      I have decided that if I wake up on the morning after the upcoming election and there's a PQ government still in power, I will be very disappointed if I did little or nothing to help prevent it.

      So, as well as the obvious walking to the polling station to cast my vote (on early election day), I am also planning to volunteer my time and services for the local PLQ candidate. It may not be much, and I may not have the political smarts to be of much help, but I can put up signs, give seniors rides to voting stations, and generally try to help prevent one more pequiste taking over.

      The danger is in complacency. A long-held PLQ seat could be lost, and a PQ government thereby elected, merely by a few good people doing nothing.

      Even if the province is lost to a PQ minority again, then at least we may maintain a strong on-island representation.

      I respect the CAQists, but a vote for anyone other than a PLQ candidate will lead to an irreversible slide towards separation from Canada. And it won't be fun, at all.
  2. Gilles posted on 03/03/2014 06:24 AM
    “In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.” Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Jim posted on 03/03/2014 10:10 AM
    Two quotes from French philosopher Voltaire:

    "Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men."

    "It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong."

    I wonder what Voltaire would say regarding the people's sense of self-righteousness, base upon the systematic intolerance demonstrated by the PQ?
  4. Meatplow posted on 03/03/2014 10:24 AM
    Voting for the PQ based solely on the charter is pretty sad. Proves these voters are as bigoted as the people they put in power........very sad.....
  5. Sam posted on 03/03/2014 10:27 AM
    How does it break down vis a vis On Island of Montreal vs Off Island of Montreal?
  6. joeN posted on 03/03/2014 12:18 PM
    Disturbing to say the least that in this day and age we have half the population of Quebec stuck in a ghetto due to their linguistic and cultural insecurities perpetuated by the master puppetiers the PQ while the rest of the world has evolved into a global community.
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