Falsification of history is common in politics.
Given the malleable nature of collective memory, no political actor loses himself in shaping it to his advantage.
But there are strict limits to deceiving citizens about their past.
This limit, the interim leader of Quebec’s Liberal Party, Marc Tanguay, overcame it on Tuesday, declaring: “The great danger of René Levesque has become a reality.”
Founder of PQ Mr. Tanguy asked, “I will give the central government a chance. […] If it works, it’s our choice [ne] Still valid, or we’ll prove it doesn’t hold water.
and Mr. Tanguay confirms it worked: Quebec today is a thriving society…
Let’s recall the facts: On September 4, 1984, Brian Mulroney’s Progressive Conservative Party took power in Ottawa with massive support from Quebec. The formal promise: to correct the Trudeauist affront of 1982, which meant returning the Canadian constitution without Quebec’s consent.
Next September 24, Duty Caption: Levesque says negotiating with Mulroney govt “a big risk”.
The danger? Marginalization of sovereign will. “Beautiful”: Quebec could find a place for itself in Canada, and, among other things, it would receive constitutional recognition as a people. The plan would tear apart the PQ government. Five ministers resigned on November 22, 1984.
The PLQ, with Robert Bourassa as its leader again in October 1983, is waiting to return to power and intends to realize this “great danger”. PE Trudeau.
This led to the famous Meech Lake Agreement of 1987, when two provinces (Manitoba and Newfoundland) refused to ratify before the June 23, 1990 deadline. Today and forever, a unique society, free and capable of accepting its destiny and its development.” Another attempt to achieve “beautiful risk,” the Charlottetown Agreement, failed in October 1992.
“Pretty risk” is therefore not “perceived”! After 1992, the PLQ gradually abandoned its ideal of renewed federalism.
As the liberal activist Jérôme Turcotte wrote in a speech last May titled “Au Me Me Again, PLQ,” electorally, it has been very profitable for him to turn himself into “a vehicle to contain the referendum threat.”
By becoming an idiotic anti-sovereignty group, the PLQ has abandoned any semblance of federalism. But he “lost the ability to properly express his Quebecoisness” (Turcot, again).
However, in June, Mark Tanguay decried on the QUB microphone that the PLQ had “withdrawn from the constitutional debate” in recent years for fear of seeming like a “kibbler”.
I can’t imagine that this judge, who loves history and claims to be Robert Bourassa, really believes what he says. Now out of the leadership race, he has no anti-national aspirants. beyond me.
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