The PLQ: proud to be anti-nationalist!

Michelle Setlakwe, the new star candidate of the Liberal Party of Quebec for the October elections, is said to be a woman of very high quality.

The PLQ: proud to be anti-nationalist!

Michelle Setlakwe, the new star candidate of the Liberal Party of Quebec for the October elections, is said to be a woman of very high quality.

I don't doubt it for a moment.

This does not prevent him from having very bad ideas, and worse still, from being proud of them.

On Monday, when entering politics, she attacked “nationalism” as well as the positions on language and secularism of the CAQ.

These positions would “divide”.

Dominique Anglade sought to repair the situation by distinguishing between closed nationalism and open nationalism. As Ding and Dong would say, it's a thought.

For her, Bill 96 goes too far. We wonder whether to laugh or cry. This denial is mind-blowing and hallucinated.

For her, the secularism associated with Bill 21 is too much. In other words, it would have been better to bow to the “reasonable” accommodations imposed by Canada.

Setlakwe shows us to what extent the PLQ is ideologically colonized by the PLC. It is now only the provincial branch.

The cowardice of our elites is not new. It is even proverbial. But to a certain degree, cowardice turns into denial. Here we are.

Madame Setlakwe claims to oppose identity politics. She will forgive us for correcting her.

The Liberal Party is no stranger to identity politics.

Just think of its adherence to the dogma of mass immigration (the PLQ wants to raise the thresholds to 70,000! 70,000!), its submission to Canadian multiculturalism, its support for the principle of generalized reasonable accommodation, its federalism pure and hard that makes Canada the unsurpassable horizon of our collective life, to its implicit plea for a bilingual Quebec rather than a French Quebec: we are faced with a radical identity politics.

But this identity policy is not that of the historic French-speaking majority. She defines herself against it. Besides, she is suspicious. It is an identity policy that aims to Canadianize Quebec, to ensure that Quebecers no longer define themselves primarily as Quebecers, but as Canadians.

English speakers

Besides, why does she believe that her voters will vote for her as a whole? Does Ms. Setlakwe seriously imagine that Anglophone voters vote for the PLQ simply for the quality of its ideas and for its high sense of public ethics, which has made its reputation, it is said?

No. They vote for it because it is a party that, whatever the circumstances, will choose a multicultural Canada.

It is often said in an amused way: take a mower, paint it red, and you will manage to get it elected in an English-speaking or non-English-speaking riding.

We come back to the basic principle. Ms. Setlakwe will therefore run for an identity party hostile to the historic French-speaking majority.

It is an unpleasant fact. But it is a fact nonetheless.


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