What ever happened to plans for a provincial NDP in Quebec? As I recall some former MLA wanted to created a provincial NDP party in Quebec.
I think the timing is critical to get this off the ground and soon, especially since the creation of the new right-wing party today: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coalition_for_the_Future_of_Quebec
In the Saskatchewan form, someone pointed out that the right often forms new political parties, switches allegiances to another party, or rename/rebrand the existing party - whenever the existing conservative party plunges in the polls.
BC Social Credit > (switched allegiances) > BC Liberals
Saskatchewan Progressive Conservatives > (formed new party) > Saskatchewan Party
Yukon Progressive Conservatives > (renamed) > Yukon Party
Union Nationale > Quebec Liberals > Action Democratique > Coalition for the Future of Quebec
Progressive Conservatives > (formed new party/some switched allegiances) > Reform Party > (rebranded) > Canadian Alliance > (formed new party) > Conservative Party of Canada
The NDP has only ever undergone one major name change (two if you could the brief time we were referred to as the New Party).
I fear Quebecers will be fooled by this new conservative party because it is new and they distain the existing provincial parties. Liberals are seen as corrupt. PQ as incompetent. ADQ as irrelevant. Quebec Solidaire as too extreme and sovereigntist.
Polls done have shown that a Quebec NDP would win the next provincial election (though other polls ahve also shown the CFQ or a Duceppe led PQ could also win)
Does anyone know what the status of this is? My French isn't too good, but I would be willing to go to Quebec and help out if necessary.