On October 1st, Quebec holds its 42nd General Election and for the first time in 50 years the main issue is NOT independence. Things have changed somewhat into "Quebecois Values" being the signature theme of the campaign. As the stumbles, provocations and three televised debates have passed, what was once a seeming inevitability of a majority Coalition Avenir Quebec victory has become a real horse race with the incumbent Quebec Liberal Party.
What is new in QCpoli?
Language. Generational division. Social safety net. Values. Always issues in Quebec, but a little different this time. Political evolution? Let's not get carried away.
The View Up Here welcomes back Polly Ticks (@PTicks) for her fifth guest appearance to discuss Quebec politics today and where this road is heading.