South Shore boss urges vote against PQ

Some workers at the Goodfellow plant in South Shore Delson aren't pleased that Richard Goodfellow wrote to them asking them to cast ballots for any party other than the Parti Quebecois.

His letter says the health of the company and the jobs of its employees would be at risk should the PQ be re-elected. He did not recommend which party should be supported instead.

In a similar case, a complaint has been filed with Elections Quebec about a poster that went up at a seniors' home in Amos.

The note was written by the building's landlord and it urged residents to vote for the Liberal candidate in the riding.

The complaint to the Elections office was filed by the PQ candidate, incumbent MNA Francois Gendron.

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  1. ric posted on 04/03/2014 10:14 AM
    This is wrong. No one has the right to tell anyone how to vote.
    The unions in Quebec have been doing this for years. That's was wrong.
    drainville campaigns at universities during an election, as if he didn't know. That was wrong.
    1. Domenica Facciolo 'Toole posted on 04/03/2014 11:17 AM
      @ric Yes, it's wrong, and the PQists are the first ones to scream "wrong", except when they break the law. Sadly, tt has become apparent during this "dirty" campaign, that we have to stoop as low as the PQ, fight fire with fire, to have our voices heard. The PQ preference would be for everyone else to "do as I say, not as I do."
  2. More BS posted on 04/03/2014 10:15 AM
    If the employees are not happy let them go work somewhere else. The boss is giving them a heads up and they are too stupid to read the writing. The owner is basically saying vote for these idiots and I will close and move. Put up or shut up!
    1. Domenica Facciolo O'Toole posted on 04/03/2014 11:22 AM
      @More BS What the employer is really saying is: If the PQ becomes the government, they will make it as difficult &as expensive as possible to run a business. The company would have no choice but to close down its operations in Québec, and move to another province where it's easier & less expensive to run a business.
      It's exactly what happened in the last referendum, with the exodus of major head offices, jobs, people & tax $s.
      It's not a threat by the employer, it's a fact.
    2. Dan posted on 04/03/2014 11:25 AM
      @More BS I dislike the PQ more than most, but blackmail is not how democracy works.
  3. JPK posted on 04/03/2014 11:40 AM
    Richard is a "Good Fellow" PQ Government and he moves his operation to Ontario
  4. Mike d posted on 04/03/2014 06:33 PM
    How is this different than what the Quebec unions do in supporting the PQ.
  5. CanadianGirl posted on 04/03/2014 07:39 PM
    It's not surprising. The cost of doing business in Quebec is too high with all the silly language laws and hoops that companies have to jump through. Plus, a lumber company doesn't do well unless there's growth within the province. A PQ win guarantees that there will be no growth in this province. If he can take his operations somewhere else and make more money, then he should do that. His employees need to realize that this is the cost of voting for a PQ government. Do I agree with sending out a memo to that effect? Not necessarily, but he's basically just giving them a heads up. Maybe they'd rather be blind-sided by job loss?
  6. John Bowman posted on 04/03/2014 09:36 PM
    The Vote isn'tfor what the liberals bring to the table , A Vote for Liberal is a Vote against what the PQ Stand for !!!!!!!
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