The autonomist desires of the CAQ and its leader vis-à-vis Ottawa are doomed to failure, CAQ nationalism being too soft.
Justin Trudeau has shown his colors by affirming that a greater number of caquists in the National Assembly will not alter its positions with regard to the functioning of the Canadian Federation.
Ottawa's intrusions into the jurisdictions under Quebec, the misuse of the federal spending power and the apology of multiculturalism will continue despite the CAQ.
Even more alarming, Justin Trudeau does not does not intend to throw ballast on the control of immigration.
He even pushes the audacity to attack legally and politically laws adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec.
The Prime Minister of Canada has no incentive to give in to the demands of the CAQ, because the latter has no answers to provide in the face of any refusal by Ottawa to respond to the demands of our provincial government.
The next Quebec election will be fundamental for the future of the Quebec nation. The door shouldn't be closed in your face!
The PQ need
Nationalism is popular and fuels aspirations for greater autonomy for Quebec.
The caquistes reclaimed the concept that fueled the electoral discourse of the Union Nationale in the 1950s and 1960s. The slogan Equality or Independence, chanted by Daniel Johnson, surely made many people's chests bulge, although none of these eventualities came true.
It is predictable that the same fate is reserved for the CAQ.
We should not count on the PLQ or QS to do better in terms of emancipation.
The historical positions of the PLQ classify them in the category of submission to federalism.
As for QS, recent statements on secularism and their ambiguous path to independence demonstrate above all an electoral concern. More than half of the people voting for QS are federalists and have nothing to do with nationalism.
The PQ remains the only political party present in the National Assembly that advocates true emancipation for Quebec .
It turns out to be the only party feared by the federalists and the central government.
Without a strong presence of the Parti Québécois in the parliamentary precincts, there is no significant gain to be expected in terms of increasing powers for Quebec!
I find it hard to understand the enthusiasm for the CAQ and the policies of the 50s and 60s, because we are condemned to relive the same ineffective scenario.
Several readers in favor of the CAQ paradoxically write to me that the PQ is necessary.
They want to make it a spare wheel. Our electoral process is far from guaranteeing us that it will be in the trunk of the car.
For our existential security, it would be better to have the best tires on the axles from the start.< /p>
If the sovereigntist and separatist nationalists turned to the PQ, the chances of survival of the Quebec nation would be improved!
Katrine Johns has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Gal Post, Katrine Johns worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my email@example.com 1-800-268-7128