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    We must remember that the Liberals lost 18 months ago because they were in the center of the corruption scandals. The Charbonneau Commission hearing have exposed that the PQ was just as guilty and even Marois's husband was to questioned by the Commission so calling the election postponed the hearings till after the election. It is well known the Marois tried to limit the Commission's vertical reach from municipal contracts and into Provincial and Quebec/Federal contracts to which Justice Charbonneau steadfastly rebuked.

    "The Charbonneau Commission will re-start its work this week as well, as it turns its focus towards provincial party fundraising."

    Report: Charbonneau commission looking into allegations consulting auctions benefitted PQ
    The report reveals that engineering firms divvied up Quebec into territories. Each year the firms would meet to auction off the territories to the highest bidder and send the proceeds evaluated between $40,000 and $50,000 into the PQ coffers. In return, the highest bidding firm would be assured of facing little competition in obtaining engineering contracts for the various projects on that territory. According to the newspaper, an unidentified former PQ elected member directly intervened in the tendering process. It also notes that none of the names of current PQ candidates appear in the report.

    PQ leader Pauline Marois, who was a member of the government at the time says she knew nothing about any illegal funding practices. “I have no idea what this is about. I never heard of this before,” Ms. Marois during a news conference while campaigning in Montreal. “I don’t know anything about it.”

    Coalition Avenir Quebec leader François Legault, a former PQ minister in the 1990’s who quit the party in 2009 found the revelations “troubling” and “alarming” adding that the Charbonneau Commission should have held public hearings a long time ago on the financing of political parties.
    Add to this the dissatisfaction of the populous that the PQ's attempted to stir up the Francophone identity issues with the bogus Charter of Values and throw off the electorate from their failed economic platform had made voters disgruntled with the PQ. Marois is hated personally by many and adding Pierre Karl Péladeau, a hated billionaire, the PQ lost their union supporters.

    Much of the voting was a choice between the lessor of two evils, the embarrassing PQ antics and the tainted Liberals. The CAQ gained many votes because of this and split the PQ vote.

    What Quebecers really want is a responsible government, a focus on jobs, the economy and healthcare, less bureaucracy, less corruption and a whole lot less political drama. They wish that someone would step forward as a true leader with vision, ethics and a plan for the province.

    IMHO, many Albertans want the same thing.
    Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 11-04-2014, 08:27 AM.
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