Layton’s fuzzy logic

04.01.07

Jack Layton things that the rise of the ADQ in Quebec means that more Quebeckers will vote NDP in the next federal election:

Layton told about 100 NDP supporters on Saturday that the rise of the ADQ was spurred by a rejection of the province’s two “old” parties.

“They wanted to see something new,” he said of Quebec voters.

Well, yes, that’s true. But the similarities between the right-of-centre ADQ and the decidedly left-wing NDP end right there. People wanted change, sure, but they flocked to the ADQ, not to Quebec Solidaire. Layton might do well to remember that.

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1 Helen Shapiro 04.01.07 at 9:43 PM

You describe the NDP as “decidedly left-wing” and the ADQ as “right-of-centre.”

In point of fact, the NDP is moderately left-of-centre and bears little resemblance to Quebec Solidaire, while the ADQ is quite far-right, both socially and fiscally.

That being said, I wouldn’t bet the farm on an NDP breakthrough in Quebec.

Helen

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2 Jeff 08.07.12 at 3:18 PM

I agree with Helen about NDP being left-of-center and ADQ far-right. CAQ might be a bit closer to the center but still right wing.

As for the NDP breakthrough, well, history has made its mark….

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