Brian Mulroney to take over as head of Quebecor

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Brian Mulroney to take over as head of Quebecor

They say he'll put the Canada back in Quebecor.

Does anyone else get the occasional feeling that the upper crust of Québec society is made up of about 40-50 people who just rotate among all the top jobs in a grand game of musical chairs where nobody ever loses a seat? Like, maybe next year Charest will be prime minister, Marois will be at Heenan Blaikie, and Chrétien will take over Power Corp.

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alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Surprise,surprise,surprise.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

lol @ cco

voice of the damned

cco wrote:

They say he'll put the Canada back in Quebecor.

Does anyone else get the occasional feeling that the upper crust of Québec society is made up of about 40-50 people who just rotate among all the top jobs in a grand game of musical chairs where nobody ever loses a seat? Like, maybe next year Charest will be prime minister, Marois will be at Heenan Blaikie, and Chrétien will take over Power Corp.

Yeah, and it's always kind of a challenge to remember which member of the Johnson clan led which party and when, and which of them also managed to be premier.

That said, the career trajectory of Rene Levesque is pretty distinct and discrete. He doesn't really have anything after his name besides PQ Leader and Premier.

CanadaOrangeCat

Zut alors! Today I noticed they were having an election in Ontario. A whitewash of LePen in today's Journal needs corrective action, and maybe Le Seigneur Mulroney will take out the pandering trash. Sure, Hitler had socialist policies too. That did not make him any less of a fascist. Sorry, but that article burned me. Beret, Bicyclette, and Baguette? My backside it is.

Seems like more depressing news for the chauvanist sovereignity movement. Quebec Solidaire all the way!

bekayne

voice of the damned wrote:

 

Yeah, and it's always kind of a challenge to remember which member of the Johnson clan led which party and when, and which of them also managed to be premier.

All of them!

Unionist

voice of the damned wrote:

That said, the career trajectory of Rene Levesque is pretty distinct and discrete. He doesn't really have anything after his name besides PQ Leader and Premier.

You mean, he wasn't a Liberal cabinet minister?

voice of the damned

Unionist wrote:

voice of the damned wrote:

That said, the career trajectory of Rene Levesque is pretty distinct and discrete. He doesn't really have anything after his name besides PQ Leader and Premier.

You mean, he wasn't a Liberal cabinet minister?

Yeah, I thought about that adterwards.

But my basic observation still stands, he went from Liberal cabinet minister to PQ leader to premier, all in clear succession. He didn't take any other jobs(like, say, for example, a jump into federal politics) that would muddy up my recollection of his career.

Not that there's anything wrong with the way, say, Lucien Bouchard played out his career. Just harder for me to keep track of.

 

 

voice of the damned

bekayne wrote:

voice of the damned wrote:

 

Yeah, and it's always kind of a challenge to remember which member of the Johnson clan led which party and when, and which of them also managed to be premier.

All of them!

Well. see, there you go. I knew Daniel Sr. had been premier, and for some reason I remembered that Pierre-Marc had succeeded Levesque, but I wasn't sure if Daniel Johnson had ever become premier. I dunno. Maybe it's the era that trips me up. The whole post-Bourassa 90s are kind of a blur to me.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

So, if Brian is running Quebecor now...will he stand for the PQ in the next election?

(admit it...we'd all enjoy seeing that.)

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Mulroney has always surrounded himself with sovereignists...Bloc Québécois anyone?

lagatta

But I LOVE bérets, baguettes and above all bicyclettes, and I'm really, really not a fascist.

Unionist

I'd prefer to see Brian Mulroney as prime minister, and Stephen Harper as head of Québécor.

That's how low my expectations have sunk.

 

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

lagatta wrote:

But I LOVE bérets, baguettes and above all bicyclettes, and I'm really, really not a fascist.

For some reason, I'm imagining "Les Bicyclettes De Belsize" playing in the background as I read that. 

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

dupe post.  Self-delete.

bekayne

Unionist wrote:

I'd prefer to see Brian Mulroney as prime minister, and Stephen Harper as head of Québécor.

That's how low my expectations have sunk.

 

lagatta

Ken, that's ok, even though it is a really kitschy song.

Remember that bérets were first Basque (on any side of the border, like Mohawks). More important, they are extremely practical in chilly rain. I have at least eight bérets, from an angora one (bought when I didn't know how cruel angora fur harvesting was) to a couple of very nice cotton ones from Parkhurst, a Toronto company with orthodox Jewish roots. They define cycle chic.

And bicycles define everything. Remember, nowadays there are electric-assist (NOT fully motorized!) bicycles for seniors, the slightly disabled and high hills...