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Bloc leader apologizes for candidates' Islamophobic and racist social media posts

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/bloc-quebecois-islamophobic-social-1.5316460

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Polls say Singh won the English debate, but tonight the pressure is back on Bloc leader Blanchet

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/grenier-debate-singh-blanchet-1.5316084

bekayne

NorthReport wrote:

Bloc leader apologizes for candidates' Islamophobic and racist social media posts

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/bloc-quebecois-islamophobic-social-1.5316460

The more, uh, gruesome details are in this article:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-bloc-says-up-to-quebeckers-to-judge-its-candidates-social-media-posts/

NorthReport

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jerrym

There is a duel message coming from the Bloc with Leader Yves-François Blanchet apologizing for four candidates making anti-Muslim comments by saying 

"They all regret having shared in the past videos or messages containing inappropriate comments," Blanchet said in an emailed statement. "They apologized. As leader of the Bloc Québécois, I add my apologies on their behalf to the entire population of Quebec." (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/bloc-quebecois-islamophobic-soci...)

On the other hand, "

In a statement, a Bloc spokeswoman said the party is leaving it up to “voters to judge” the candidates’ comments on social-media in recent years. “The candidates share the Bloc Québécois’ values and platform,” Carolane Landry said. (https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-bloc-says-up-to-quebeck...)

It seems that the two messages are for two different audiences so they can have it both ways, with people hearing the message they want to hear. However, this kind of dual message also has the potential to backfire in a major way.

 

NorthReport

Everyone in English Canada needs to take a chill pill tomorrow nite, eh!

As PET stated: "The universerse is unfolding as it should". 

The Bloc is rising from its ashes. What will that mean for the House?

By . Published on Oct 20, 2019 5:10pm

"In the event of a Bloc comeback, what impact could Blanchet’s team have on the balance of power in the House of Commons? In the ever-so-likely case of a hung parliament, the chances that the Bloc will be tapped to form a coalition are nonexistent, no matter how many seats the party gains"

https://ipolitics.ca/2019/10/20/the-bloc-is-rising-from-its-ashes-what-will-that-mean-for-the-house/

NorthReport

Where's Rene Levesque when we need him, eh!

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Le Bloc is going to be in a curious position-they may well have the balance of power in the house, but, with maybe 30% of the vote, they're not going to be able to claim anything remotely similar to a mandate to push sovereignty.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

And after all of that, we probably WILL see an LPC/Bloc "confidence and supply" deal.  Why not?  The Bloc isn't going to push for sovereignty with the vote share they pulled tonight-another referendum would clearly go down in flames-and the Bloc is the only minor party which doesn't want pr.  It's win-win for Justin on that.

KarlL

Ken Burch wrote:

And after all of that, we probably WILL see an LPC/Bloc "confidence and supply" deal.  Why not?  The Bloc isn't going to push for sovereignty with the vote share they pulled tonight-another referendum would clearly go down in flames-and the Bloc is the only minor party which doesn't want pr.  It's win-win for Justin on that.

 

Maybe but there is a bit of memory-lapse here, I think.  Whatever you think about the Trudeaus, they have fought separatism.  I can't see any arrangement that bridges that.