Barbara Kay writes about Joanne's excellent new book. If you can read French you really need to read it. Joanne is one of the co founders of the Quebec Freedom Network!!! Two great woman that I am honored to say are my friends!!
Taking down Quebec's 'Gouvernemaman'
Barbara Kay, National Post · Nov. 30, 2011 | Last Updated: Nov. 30, 2011 3:09 AM ET
In his column last Saturday, Conrad Black surveyed the wreckage of Quebec's sovereigntist movement. He ascribes the recent collapse of the Bloc Québécois and Quebec's shrinking influence in Ottawa to the federal government's steady, patient indulgence of the shiny trappings of independence that have obscured Quebec's ever-deepening financial dependence on the federal government. The cost of separation from Canada is now so ridiculously high, he concludes, that the dream simply cannot be taken seriously by most Quebecers.
The column ends on an optimistic note, with Black noting "the first stirrings of profound reassessment by serious people," amongst them former PQ cabinet minister François Legault and his new party, Coalition Avenir Québec (Coalition for the Future of Quebec), and entrepreneurial telecom mogul Charles Sirois, who may be "awakening Quebec from its somnolent idyll."
Another "serious" Quebecer specializing in wake-up calls is information technology engineer-turned-political-activist Joanne Marcotte. She heads up a group called Réseau Liberté-Québec (Quebec Freedom Network), whose mission is to co-ordinate forces for reform on the political right.