This week in Quebec

The Americas are littered with anti-colonialist movements which have abandoned any pretense of social democracy upon achieving power. All that remains of their original vision is bankrupt nationalism, stale rhetoric and xenophobic gestures.

Los votantes franceses de Quebec de rotundamente optaron por rechazar la política de la división.

http://www.eluniversal.com.co/mundo/nuevo-gobierno-de-quebec-sera-libera...

Se fue Pauline Marois la primera ministra del departamento de francófona Quebec en Canadá, y líder del xenofobista Partido Quebequés. Se fue la maliciosa Carta de los Valores, una invitación a odiar.

“La Carta envía un mensaje de exclusión a personas de otra religión y cultura que las dominantes … El Gobierno independentista quebequés ha propuesto ahora una Carta de los Valores del territorio que pretende prohibir a los empleados públicos ostentar signos religiosos, desde pañuelos musulmanes como el hiyab hasta kipás judías o turbantes sijs.”

http://www.radical.es/info/4960/el-laicismo-frances-y-el-multiculturalis...

Pauline Marois, Prime Minister of Quebec and leader of the Parti Quebecois, loses her own seat and her bid to become the Atlantic version of Marine Le Pen. Ça marche!

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/04/08/world/quebec-separatist-part...

The outcome will bury the PQ’s hopes of passing the Charter of Values.

"Marois had hoped that the proposed law would electrify French-speaking voters in swing regions ...

"The law would forbid government employees from wearing Muslim headscarves, Jewish kippas, Sikh turbans and larger-than-average crucifixes...

"Protests against the proposal have drawn thousands of Muslims, Sikhs and Jews to Montreal’s streets to denounce what they call an affront on religious freedom.”

Best quote of the night … Thomas Mulcair, leader of the New Democratic Party. “We have taken note of the people’s desire to end the old quarrels.”