The two parties are supported by the Bloc Quebecois
, which is seeking independence for the French-speaking region of Quebec.
According to the Globe and Mail, the Liberal Party, the New Democratic Party and the Bloc Quebecois
publicly signed a coaltion accord and sent a letter to Governor-General Michaelle Jean saying the opposition has lost confidence in the Conservatives.
So the Bloc Quebecois
moved in for the kill, its leader Gilles Duceppe advancing a resolution in the Commons declaring outright that Quebec is a nation.
In case you haven't been following the polls, that would put us in the company of the New Democratic Party, the Canadian Alliance, the Progressive Conservative Party and the Bloc Quebecois
There, the Bloc Quebecois
won 54 seats, the second highest number of seats of any patty.
The Bloc Quebecois
decides to run candidates in the West, suspecting that enough voters would support them in the hope that Quebec would leave and quit shoving French down their throats by way of cereal boxes.
THIS PAST JANUARY, the Bloc Quebecois
(BQ) presented a motion to the House of Commons proposing to abrogate the Clarity Act, thereby reviving public debate on the matter.
Francine Lalonde, Bloc Quebecois
MP, has postponed her euthanasia bill once more, this time till early March of 2010....
(BQ) and New Democratic Party (NDP) Statements were not included in the analysis.
The conventional wisdom is that by pre-empting the Bloc Quebecois
motion on the subject with his own wording (adding that the nation of Quebec is part of a united Canada), Harper took the initiative away from the separatists, while also showing some warmth towards soft separatists in Quebec--the sort that oscillate between separatism and federalism.
A small plane was buzzing in the sky high above the Supreme Court as it began hearing arguments on whether or not Quebec has the right to make a unilateral declaration of independence, Trailing behind the plane was a banner with the old Quebec nationalist slogan "le Quebec aux Quehecois." Piloting the aircraft was Bloc Quebecois
Member of Parliament Stephane Tremblay.