I didn't expect Mme David to stand for another term, but I'm rather surprised and disappointed that she didn't finish her term. Of course we don't know her reasons (health or others).
Suzanne Chartrand has spent the past months writing about her father, the radical union leader Michel Chartrand, who died a a few years ago. Today would be his 100th birthday.
Here is a letter celebrating his life and social movements here and elsewhere. Note that Suzanne's mother, Simone Monet-Chartrand, was also a lifelong social activist - I have her autobiography in my library, with a dedication. I knew both of them, but can't claim to have been an intimate friend.
Nothing is proved, but several other reports emerging have referred to inappropriate behaviour by the MNA.
His riding is a short walk north of the one where I live (I have lived in that riding) and interestingly, it corresponds to a swath of Justin Trudeau's riding, Papineau. Laurier-Dorion is essentially Villeray and Park Extension; Papineau also includes part of St-Michel to the east.
This is a huge scandal here, following on the spate of sexual assaults at Laval University.
I'm putting this in activism rather than "Québec" or "labour and consumption" as it is a call for action, and I certainly hope there are similar initiatives elsewhere, about the shameful impoverishment of workers.
No surprise that the Liberal Minister of Finance here, Carlos Leitao, thinks that the minimum wage is "appropriate". Screw him.