I am sending you the News. Madame Marois, the leader of the Parti québécois is Quebec’s new premier. Under such circumstances, a victory for the Parti québécois, I believe it is best to remain as optimistic as possible. Madame Marois‘s victory will probably lead to a referendum. But whether or not madame Marois will hold a referendum, as was done in the past, we truly do not know. However, if I had an opinion to give, it would be not to provoke madame Marois and members of her cabinet. It may also be useful to remember that what politicians promise to do during an electoral campaign, they may not be able to do once they are in office. For instance, there are financial constraints.
The last time the Parti québécois was elected into office, 600,000 persons left Quebec. These persons were tax payers. Can madame Marois raise taxes once again? If she does, Quebec citizens will protest.
On Tuesday, September 4th, Quebecers go to the Election Polls. The campaign has been brief. Last night, September 1st, I heard that Pauline Marois could well be the next Premier. I then looked at my Twitter page. A leading journalist, Don Macpherson, was asking whether or not people would remain in Quebec if one of the Indépendantistes candidates won. Most of the people who replied were planning to leave.
Vignette from Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings: The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation, by Joel Chandler Harris, p. 148. Illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I have just looked at the News, briefly. Three young girls were found guilty of hooliganism for a prayer critical of Vladimir Putin. Here in Quebec, the indépendantistes are gaining ground. That could change. As for the US, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the CBC, tightening access to voting facilities has been intensified. It surprises me that one should go to such an extreme to defeat President Obama.
In this respect, I would urge all my American readers to make sure their neighbours get to the polls before they are closed. Every American citizen should vote and, for some, making it to election facilities can be difficult. For instance, it can be difficult for the elderly and for persons who do not have a car or cannot walk to get to election polls. Some people tire easily.
I would like to tell you about Joel Chandler Harris‘s Tales of Uncle Remus. Uncle Remus is an African-American raconteur. But if I do so now, I would have difficulty sending the news at an appropriate time. I have been remiss in this regard.
This humble cottage could be a good home, except that I do not see windows. Even a humble cottage needs windows so one can sit indoors while admiring the view. I would use the row-boat to go up and down the river. Picnics in the summer and skating in the winter.
Today is Bastille Day, the French national holiday. So Happy Bastille Day to the French. The French Revolution fascinates me. The Ancien Régime was destroyed and thousands of innocent people were guillotined. But France rebuilt.
I put together my blogs on the United States and posted them. But I am afraid. What if Mitt Romney has not lied? What if he has changed his mind and, if elected, will do away with Health-Care Reforms he previously endorsed and which have been deemed “constitutional” by the Supreme Court. In the past, insurance companies have considered a disease such as cancer a pre-existing condition and denied people who had paid their premiums the financial help they
President Obama needs money to run his campaign. He needs donations. But he has the better credentials and an impressive record, particularly in view of sabotage attempts on the part of hardline Republicans: the Tea Party.