My newest project is Super Québec Vote Plus, a guide to this summer's Québec elections. This will provide you with unique insights into the vote. From our headquarters in Bermuda, rest assured that Super Québec Vote Plus' coverage of the election will be free of all of those nasty restrictions imposed by Québec's elections laws and all 100% tax-free. Join me every day until September 4 at www.superquebecvoteplus.com
Highlights: * radiofreequebec.com has cracked the world's top 25 million most popular websites, according to Alexa * Radio Free Québec's Youtube channel has received over 58,000 views and nearly 18 positive comments. * The number of fans on RFQ's Facebook fan page has increased 900% since it was first launched in January. *RFQ is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Penny as financial analyst, to guide listeners through the recession:
Good news! The Gouvernement has agreed to increase its funding of TVQ Television and to create a new public radio service, Radio Free Québec. With its new budget and staff, we hope to greatly increase our current broadcast schedule.*
Here's a CBC report (video or text) about police dressing up as anarchists and trying to start a riot during the recent SPP protests in Quebec.
The boots of the provocateurs match those of the police, and the men fled behind the police line to escape. The police refuse to say who the men were, and no other protesters recognize them. You can watch the full union footage on youtube, which is where the CBC got the story from.
Our current national election has been the most boring one in our history. To spice it up a bit, I invite you to wager in the Election Outcome Pool. Guess the popular vote of the five parties, and the number of seats that they will win. Fill in this ballot in the comments section:
POPULAR VOTE: LIB: X% PQ:X% ADQ:X% GRN: X% QS: X% NUMBER OF SEATS (out of 125): LIB: X PQ: X ADQ: X
For every percentage point and number of seats that you are off, you get one point. The person with the fewest points wins.
Bonus: if you predict that the Greens or Québec solidaire wins a seat, and they actually do, you get 50 points deducted from your score.
The director of elections in Quebec recently stated that women who wear the burka or niqab are allowed to vote without revealing their faces. This caused a firestorm of protest and the director has since reversed position. (Somehow what was legal one day was illegal the next.)
It's nice to see that the Journal de Montreal could be counted on to address the issue with taste and courtesy for both sides. (See top of newspaper)