- Thursday, 30 August 2012
- Nichola G. Richer
The usual circus of Quebec provincial elections is shaped by an important difference this time around. In the context of the seven-month-old student movement, this election raises the possibility of sending a sharp message to Jean Charest's Liberal government -- that workers and students will not tolerate the Quebec bosses' austerity agenda. Although the election alone will not radically change the situation of the Quebec working class, it is also wrong to ignore, or abstain from, the election. What should the message in the election be? What should workers and youth expect from the election?