Pierre Beaudet

Pierre Beaudet, active in international solidarity and social movements in Quebec, is founder of Quebec NGO Alternatives, and Editor of the Nouveaux cahiers du socialisme. He blogs on rabble.ca in English and French.

Pierre Beaudet
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Apr 14, 2011

'Bourgeois' democracy

Pierre Beaudet
In a distant past when the left was more self-assertive, we used to denigrate the mainstream political process around its usual institutions, political parties, reformist ideologies and elections.
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Apr 12, 2011

Election 2011: Race and class in Quebec (2)

Pierre Beaudet
Traditionally in Quebec, the vote is sharply split, ethnically-speaking. The Anglo minority votes are systematic, year after year, and without major dissent for the Liberal party.
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Apr 9, 2011

Election dreaming

Pierre Beaudet
Defeating Harper is not impossible, but if and only if opposition parties work together. It is as simple as that.
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Apr 8, 2011

First Nations and Quebec

Pierre Beaudet
The main issue with First Nations is not about Quebec nationalists. It is about the Canadian state, and the way it expropriated and discriminated against First Nations.
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Apr 5, 2011

Harper can lose out in Quebec

Pierre Beaudet
Harper will be happy to maintain his feeble base here. If the campaign turns in an unexpected way, he could lose some ridings.
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Apr 3, 2011

Quebec nationalists slip

Pierre Beaudet
Last week, the BQ MP Yvon Levesque really made a fool of himself. He declared that constituents in the far north riding of Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik Eeyou would never elect a First Nations candidate.
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Apr 1, 2011

Race and class in Harperland

Pierre Beaudet
It's been a while since Harper's Conservatives began courting immigrant communities. Now Stephen is going for these communities big time, especially in Toronto and Vancouver.
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Mar 31, 2011

Green stuff

Pierre Beaudet
In Quebec, the Greens have collapsed. Most of their leadership was absorbed by the PQ, starting with their leader Scott McKay.
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Mar 29, 2011

Coalition? Why not?

Pierre Beaudet
While Harper is "dirtying" the idea of a coalition, the left in Canada seems to be mostly silent.

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