Monday, September 16, 2013

Time to shame the PQ and its leaders

My biggest worry about the Parti Québécois’ Charter of Bigotry--or whatever they euphemistically call it--is anecdotal evidence that liberal-minded Quebecers are now thinking about leaving Quebec.

The PQ hasn’t banned emigration yet, so it is your choice to stay or leave. But before you get too far in your exit strategy, please consider an alternative.

Shame the PQ.

Shame its ministers, and its leaders. Every one of them. Refuse to shake any of their hands. Walk out of restaurants when you see one of them. Don’t participate in events if PQ leaders are present. Cancel your meetings with them. 

Ostracize them in exactly the same way they seek to ostracize so many Quebecers.

Take the lead of Radio-Canada television host Marie-Josée Taillefer, who while at the Gala des Gémeaux on Sunday, September 16, 2013 spoke out against the Charter of Bigotry, with Premier Marois in the audience. Must-see-TV at its finest.

If you must interact with the PQ at all, ask one question over and over: Have you no sense of decency?

As long as the PQ believes it can--without consequence--lob irresponsible and divisive legislative bills into the public sphere, they won’t stop. Only when their leaders feel the red-hot shame, embarrassment and ostracization directed at them by Quebecers will they begin acting like responsible stewards of government.

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