How does that Chinese curse go? May you live in interesting times.
Both Anthony and I share a nostalgia for the Parti Quebecois of the
seventies: the party of Rene Levesque, Jacques Yvon Morin. They
truly had an open vision of a new society that would embrace all
Quebecers. They promised to provide good government - and they did -
before calling a referendum. Today I have been hearing news
commentators claiming that the PQ has improved over the last few
years. But they are wrong, perhaps assuming a theory of progress
for which there is little evidence. The scenario now is this:
Parizeau is going to do the dirty work for a few months, cut/cut/cut,
and then Bouchard will come in with clean hands. I'm afraid Russ is
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