Monday, September 24, 2018

Populism comes to Québec as Legault's Coalisés replace Couillard's Liberaux

The provincial general election next door sees its campaign finish line, though Québécois remain looking for change despite moving closer to seeing it come from the left winged collective over the right winged individual in the last couple days I stand by my position that Philippe Couillard's Liberaux will give or take have about 34 seats from their 68 seat majority governing party status going in and 25 percent of the vote from their near 41 and a half at the current as the government while François Legault's will give or take have about 73 seats from their 21 seat third party status going in and 39 percent of the vote from their near 41 and a half at the current. Though originally before I made the final projection I felt the Liberals and Parti would be replaced, I realized that liberalism was too strong to just disappear and socialism and separatism was too weak to let it happen, so I believe again that both the Solidarités of cospokespeople Manon Massé and Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois plus Gaétan Châteauneuf and the Péquistes of Jean-François Lisée will bottom out at will likely gain 17 percent of the vote and 9 seats, up from roughly 7 percent and a half and 3 seats for the socialists, and will likely gain 13 percent of the vote and 9 seats, down from roughly 25 percent and a half and 28 seat opposition party status for the separatists, respectively with the minor party fringe getting under 5 percent with no seats.

So, after years of liberalism replacing conservatism than recently socialism replacing separatism in the province, finally populism comes to Québec as Legault's Coalisés replace Couillard's Liberaux giving Canada a fourth ideology to break apart the hegemony created previously by those big three ideologies traditionally found in Canada.

Populism was losing its traction under Legault, if Maxime Bernier's People's Party of Canada federally had not come to its rescue to make an impotent horse virile again, thus Québec gives its consent through protest to power over to its populists as the largest experiment since Saskatchewan and Alberta before it with Social Credit to do so. The Liberals remain under Couillard to oppose it and the Coalition Avenir Québec who dare to present it, preserving the establishment and status quo for Ottawa, while the Socialists in the Québec Solidaire and Separatists in the Parti Québécois figure themselves out before attempting to knock off the classical and modern liberal parties ahead of them. The rest of Canada needs to follow the leaders of this Confederation, Alberta is no longer the cutting edge with Saskatchewan first and now Québec replacing Wild Rose Country and next year they will need to find their populist radically centred political hearts that neither go right winged conservative nor left winged liberal, but rather something that most people can agree in unity with instead of further polarizing by disagreement in division.