Working on keeping these posts short.
1. You don't have to move out of Quebec just yet. Or for a long time.
A lot of people were panicking at the idea of Pauline Marois being Premier of Quebec.
Forget about the fact that she's the first female Premier in the
Then there's the whole issue of the French language and Bill 101...
But ladies and gentlemen, do not worry about a referendum. A minority government for the PQ pretty much ensures that if they wish to call a referendum vote, they'll have a much trouble as someone going to city hall to apply for a stop sign in a neighbourhood (harder and more tedious than it seems).
Don't be surprised if another election is called within the next few months.
So let's enjoy our lowered tuitions (that may or may not be increased now..) and le "Quebec libre".
2. If you're a candidate for a Premier, yet you lose in your own riding, you don't deserve to be Premier.
Sorry, Jean Charest.
3. An assassination attempt on Pauline Marois. Wow
This isn't Syria, or a war-torn nation. An assassination attempt? Disgraceful. I had never felt so embarrassed to be a Quebecer until all the news of the assassination attempt came out.
|Enjoy the jail cell, pal.|
Before any of those details were released, I took to Twitter to voice my thoughts on the situation. I thought the guy had "more balls" than those who took to social media to voice their displeasure about Mme. Marois. I kept seeing tweets and photos describing Marois as an answer to Hitler, and insults hurled at her like "fat cow", but it was the first time I had seen anyone try to confront Marois in person.
I even got some retweets for that tweet. I was feeling pretty good until...
Ladies and gentlemen, Richard Labbe isn't just any random individual from the Twitterverse. He's a journalist for the newspaper, La Presse. He doesn't follow me on Twitter. He saw my tweet and responded to it. After realizing what I had done, I came to grips to the situation; it was yet another case of my mouth (or my fingers) acting faster than my brain.
I tried to reconcile with him on Twitter before sending an apology in an e-mail, to which he replied.
What stuck with me most in that reply was the following line: "Had you been an employee of any important media outlet, you would have been fired on the spot."
As an aspiring journalist, I'm keeping that line (and his response on Twitter) close to my heart to remind me to think before I release a tweet, a blog post, a Facebook post, etc.
In no way is it "ballsy" to have a gun and kill off a politician. You wish to make a statement? Go vote.
Let's move away from Quebec politics and go to other matters
5. Lupe Fiasco announced his retirement from music on Twitter.
Yup, you heard right (read going upward)
Sounds like Lupe is tired of the game. Tired of speaking the truth and being met with "vitriol" and "malice". Though I feel that he's starting to become more preachy and obnoxious, especially after his latest interview with Rolling Stone. The rap game isn't going to be the same sans Lupe Fiasco. I do look forward to his literary material.
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