PQ still needs to do more to attract ethnics: party staffer

Neko Likongo.

A long-time member of the Parti Québécois says the party needs to wake up to its problems attracting minorities.

The former chief of staff for the PQ's aboriginal affairs minister says the issue is going to eventually put the party at a serious political disadvantage.

Neko Likongo says he's different from a lot of the Parti Québécois' membership — his mother is French-Canadian while his father is Congolese.

He says the difference is striking when he goes to party meetings and conventions.

"If you go to a meeting of the Parti Québécois, it's pretty obvious that the people in these meetings don't reflect, I would say, the demographic situation."

Likongo's published an open letter, where he says it's time for his party to recognize the problem, and work on it.

"Not only for the next campaign, but for the future of our party," Likongo says. "More and more, the population of immigrants in Quebec is growing."

The party's spokesperson says it appreciates all members' contributions as it re-builds.

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  1. joeN posted on 05/13/2014 08:34 PM
    Either this guy is delusional or was hiding under a rock when the PQ's charter of intolerance was being debated (more like railroaded). Why would ethnics even want to associate themselves with a party that promoted it's purity by means of restrictive laws, intimidation, harrassment, and legalized discrimination? Is it the stockholm syndrome?
  2. Joe posted on 05/13/2014 10:31 PM
    I gotta get me some of the stuff this guy has been smoking.
  3. Dave posted on 05/14/2014 02:22 PM
    After years of brainwashing immigrants to Quebec through propagandized history classes in the French schools they're forced into by Bill 101, and through the Quebec government's "Centres de Francization," these same immigrants still reject Quebec nationalism and refuse to drink the PQ Kool-Aid.
    Maybe Neko Likongo's now beginning to understand what most of them have known all along!
    1. More BS posted on 05/15/2014 12:29 PM
      @Dave The immigrant students who were forced to go to French schools are now multilingual have a huge advantage over the unilingual French students who are entering the labour force. Another separatist strategy that came back to bite them in the ass. Not This on top of the fact that Anglo students have been doing French immersion for years.
  4. More BS posted on 05/15/2014 12:24 PM
    Hey Captain obvious, WAKEUP ! The only reason these xenophobes have ethnic
    candidates is to win the immigrant vote in ridings where one of their own would never have a chance. They tolerate you but they do not accept you. Never will.
  5. Kent Tyson posted on 05/16/2014 11:00 PM
    A complete fool! Now he's waking up. It's people? like this who make me cringe! The PQ is all about racism and this jerk suddenly realizes that they have a problem with minorities and immigrants. I have to laugh at the stupidity of this individual. Brainwashing 101.
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