The PQ in 2014 looks like the PQ from 1994: Liberals

For the Quebec Liberals, history is repeating itself when it comes to the Parti Québécois' approach to attaining sovereignty.

At a news conference today, several Liberal candidates drew parallels between the current election campaign and the one in 1994, which was won by the PQ under Jacques Parizeau.

He proceeded to hold his sovereignty referendum a year later, which the federalist side won by the slimmest of margins.

Liberals point to similarities in pre-referendum Quebec in the '90's and today: Massive government spending, electoral fraud allegations, studies on sovereignty, new language laws and more.

Economist and candidate Carlos Leitao said that if the PQ doesn't quit the sovereignty talk, they'll scare off business, and ruin Quebec's chances of profiting from America's economic recovery.

"Keeping things unclear and uncertain only adds to the uncertainty about the economy, about private investment, " Leitao says, "and Quebec is at a very crucial period in our economic recovery plan."

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  1. joeN posted on 03/25/2014 03:10 PM
    Great summary, should be included in the revisionist history that the PQ wants students to have as mandatory part of curriculim.
  2. Lena73 posted on 03/25/2014 08:01 PM
    Carlos Leitao said that if the PQ doesn't quit the sovereignty talk, they'll scare off business...
    ...what do you mean scare off business??
    The PQ has already been doing this for over 20 years.
    Voting Liberal right now is damage control. It will stop the bleeding, however this province is going to have to come up with new solutions to heal its hurting economy and broken infrastructure.
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