Being proud is an important feeling for a people who wish to flourish.
But, is pride the cure for all the problems we face right now? No.
Do Quebecers expect politicians to talk about real business? Yes.
Thus, François Legault and the caquistes must be careful not to seem disconnected by the October 3 election – especially since they do not have a monopoly on pride.
In January, it was thought that the next campaign was going to be about health and the pandemic. In the spring, it was thought that inflation was going to be at the heart of the campaign.
We know that the CAQ wants the election to focus on Bill 21, Bill 96 and immigration. Undoubtedly a way of motivating the nationalist troops.
However, are these issues really the priority of Quebecers right now? Not sure !
With the cost of groceries rising every day and the labor shortage, which is increasingly problematic, elected CAQ members must make sure to talk about the issues that directly affect Quebecers today. .
The end of the movie
By playing the immigration card as he did in Drummondville, Mr. Legault is playing with fire.
On Sunday, he asked for a strong mandate to be able to ask Ottawa for full powers in immigration matters. Quickly, on Tuesday, Justin Trudeau has already closed the door to this request.
So what is the Premier of Quebec going to do now?
The Prime Minister does not want to answer this question. However, he said, at the end of the week, that it was “a question of survival” for the nation.
Mr. Legault will have to reveal his game plan to us, because before giving him a strong mandate, Quebecers must know what to expect.