Thursday, 12 April 2007
The recent elections in Québec represent a tidal shift in the political landscape. For a generation the debate has been polarized between the federalist Liberals and the sovereigntist Parti Québécois (PQ). Voters expressed their dissatisfaction with the old parties and the old debate by electing the right-populist Action democratique du Québec (ADQ) into 2nd place, thus assuring a minority government. The class question has cut across the national question, but unfortunately from the right. Only the working class, both on the streets and by forming a mass workers’ party, can defeat the attacks sure to come from the Liberals and ADQ.