Well, this is the day after the day before…
I am still very disappointed. The Parti québécois is an indépendantiste party and I am an advocate of unity among Canadian provinces. However, one does not try to kill another human being. Madame Marois is a human being and this form of hatred, assassination, is unacceptable, as is bearing a firearm.
As for the man who attempted to stop the gunman and died, he was a 48 year-old father. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. However, people are not blaming English-speaking Quebecers for the shooting. The gunman, Mr Bain, acted on his own.
It was a narrow victory, so those of us who wish for Canada to remain a unified country will regroup and rectify matters, but in a civilized manner.
Madame Marois has already but a referendum on independence on a back burner. I believe she will try not to raise tuition fees, but may have to face reality. She does not have very deep pockets.
I did ask one more person why she voted for Madame Marois. She said: “I am a Quebecer.” Je suis québécoise. Undergirding that statement, I heard: “I am a Catholic.” Je suis catholique. Quebec used to be called the “priest-ridden” province, which it was. However, the words that came to my mind may be a misperception, but not altogether.
The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/
The Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/
The Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/
The Montreal Gazette: http://www.montrealgazette.com/index.html
The National Post: http://www.nationalpost.com/index.html
CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/
CTV News: http://www.ctvnews.ca/
Le Monde: http://www.lemonde.fr/
Le Devoir: http://www.ledevoir.com/
La Presse: http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/regional/montreal/
La Presse: http://www.lapresse.ca/
Die Welt: http://www.welt.de/
September 6th, 2012