I responded to the excellent editorial on Jean Charest in the NP. The RLQ message is being reinforced by a study from the Conference board of Canada. Eric Duhaime summarizes the quicksand that charest and his grits are sinking into. Maclean's must feel vindicated.
National Post · Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
Re: Jean Charest: No One To Blame But Himself, editorial, Nov. 17.
As one of the co-founders of the Reseau Liberte-Quebec (RLQ), I totally agree with your editorial on Jean Charest. I just want to reiterate that the RLQ is not and will not become a political party. We are a forum for ideas and want to expand the debate in Quebec. We want the old separatists/federalist debate to be replaced by the more relevant left/ right debate. It is because of the consensus of our political and journalist classes in Quebec, that there is an artificial consensus of left-wing politics and an ongoing constitutional debate which goes nowhere. It's time for Quebecers to start having the same discussions about the economy and their society that happen everywhere else in the Western world. Jean Charest came to power talking about cutting the deficit, reducing taxes and decreasing the size of the state. He has totally lost his way.
Roy Eappen, Montreal.