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  1. Vahan

    I have figured out where I have gone wrong in my career path. I had to join a political party in my youth, be a complete lying kiss-ass, asshole. Spread fear among the hicks in the suburbs about the ethnics taking over from the pure wool and then get a good gig on T.V.
    What an uptight young middle-aged man this idiot is.

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    1. Vahan

      Alastair, do you mean to tell me that Quebec will be completely uptight, white boring people? What a horrible thing to look forward to.

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      1. Alastair Yates

        Sure not all of his party’s ideas were great, but Dumont was the only politician willing to change the “Quebec model” of endless debates on sovereignty, big government, brutish unions and economic stagnation. Some immigration is good, but the only viable option in the long-term is to produce more babies (and that will probably sound xenophobic, even though there is nothing xenophobic about it). Otherwise Quebec’s population, and its economy will inevitably decline (maybe not in 20 years but definitely in 50). Nobody from the ADQ has a problem with the majority of immigrants: who learn French in Quebec (English in the other provinces), respect our values, work hard and pay taxes. We just don’t want anything to do with the Mohammed Shafias, Freddy Villanuevas or other undesirables that we let in with our lax immigration policy. For that reason the immigration quota should be reduced slightly to let in only the best possible immigrants (regardless of where they are from).

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        1. Vahan

          Alastair, you make a compelling argument and I could see your point of view in a skewed way. As you could probably tell from my name I am not of the purest laine. My parents came to Canada about half a century ago and I being a Canadian born citizen of ethnic background have seen the xenophobic reactions of my “fellow” citizens. Oddly enough we were more accepted by the “Anglo” community than the “Franco” all because we were not Catholic. My parents tried everything to send me to a French school, but did not have the money to pay. It seemed back in the bad old days if you did not pray in the right church you had to pay to go to the “Catholic” schools whereas the “Protestant” accepted you for who you were. So yes the past mistakes have been adjusted with non-denominational schools, but the catch up is a bitch. We shouldn’t hate the newcomers to our province, and admit it the majority of your undesirables are being accepted in Quebec because the come from French speaking countries and they are running away from the destructive world their tyrants have built, but of course can not shake off everything they know so quickly.
          Getting back to Mario, his xenophobic remarks are not very mature and only scare the stupid. He could have been a great force to snuff out the P.Q. and the endless cycle of separation, yet he swung for the cheap seats and missed wildly.

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  2. Jim J.

    I had the occasion to meet Dumont, when I was an undergraduate student…this was back in 1995, soon after he was elected as the lone ADQ MNA. He gave a lecture/group discussion to a bunch of American academics that I had the good fortune to be associated with.

    Even back then, he preached the fairly radical idea (at least for Quebec) that the government doesn’t need to provide every single conceivable service for every single citizen. (Oddly enough, that idea has caught on with Lucien Bouchard.)

    Of course, then the ADQ got caught up in all that social conservatism, reasonable accommodation morass.

    However, the commercial, taken in isolation, is purely bad. It’d be just as bad if it was Dumont, Celine Dion, Sophie Gregoire, Jacques Parizeau or Jean Chretien.

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