François Legault’s CAQ reincarnates Maurice Duplessis’ Quebec-Destroying Union Nationale
François Legault presents a very likeable message to many Quebecers looking for a better and brighter future.
The Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) is a new party. However, they sound kind of familiar though. Now, haven’t I heard their broad message before?
Oh yeah, now I remember what the CAQ reminds me — Maurice Duplessis’ corrupt Union Nationale.
People who don’t learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it.
Like Maurice Duplessis who had governed Quebec before the Quiet Revolution, Legault offers voters charisma based upon an attempt to champion a “conservative populist” ideology which sought to champion a forward-thinking interventionist role for government.
It’s like you recruit a leader like former Prime Minister Stephen Harper who still talks favourably about “prosperity”, “small business” and the “entrepreneurial spirit” but then get him to say a lot of things and NDP leader might say.
In so doing, such a conservative party would appeal to its right-wing base but expand supporters into so-called left-wing supporting communities.
But, it’s all manipulation. That’s what the CAQ is.
If you want to know what the CAQ is about, stop listening to their sales pitches; and the fact that they have a youthful face with so many women candidates; and start looking at the “capitalistocrat” and member of the elite that Legault represents.
I love the fact that they have so many women candidates and have a so many youth running as candidates too.
But, it’s all an apparent manipulation.
It is my view that the CAQ was hatched by some U.S. based multinational interest that is desperate to gain control of Quebec resources and has hatched the CAQ as a front for their efforts to seize control of Quebec.
This is indeed the same game plan that U.S. corporations fronted through Maurice Duplessis’ Union Nationale.
While Duplessis asserted Quebec’s identity against “federal interference” from Ottawa, he was giving the province away to U.S. multinationals.
During the Duplessis era, francophones were third class citizens and became increasingly marginalized to U.S. efforts to control Quebec.
Since the Quiet Revolution, U.S. multinationals have had a tougher time in trying to control Quebec’s resources and now through Legault it’s apparent that a technique of mass deception is being used against Quebecers.
Legault’s apparent act is also a page out of Carlos Menem right wing populist playbook in Argentina decades ago.
During the Argentinian election, Menem had presented a similar forward-thinking and interventionist message linked to a right-wing populist ideology. Menem even sought to dress like he was a farmer who sought to champion the rights of “other famers” and oppressed people in Argentina. But the day after he got elected, he threw away his “average Joe” clothes and images, then put on his designer three-piece suit and then proceeded to invite very pro U.S. interests to kick off the same farmers he had championed off their lands.
Menem’s act became apparent but it was too late for Argentinian voters who witnessed Menem destroy the whole country in behalf of the U.S. interests of the first President George Bush administration.
The fact that Legault has become an apparent darling of the Quebec media in spite of his “socially progressive” and “interventionist” official policies which go against the ideology held by Quebec media barons is double proof that Legault is not apparently much more than a public relations façade of corporate America in Quebec that desperately seeks to say whatever it can to control Quebec’s destiny.
Where you think all that money the CAQ has is coming from?
I liken the CAQ to political versions of the ‘fallen angels’ out of the Bible who present themselves as “all things good” while masking the true evil of their elite financial backers.
If we were smart and want the brighter futurewe would likely be better served by a Quebec minority Liberal government with a strong presence of Quebec Solidaire and not the apparent fakes seeking to play us for a fool.