Tory Quebec Adviser Eyes Move To Bloc -- Canoe
OTTAWA — A disenchanted Tory adviser in Quebec is now in talks with the Bloc Quebecois about running for the separatist party.
The loss of Pierre Brien is yet another blow to declining Tory fortunes in the province, and a potential new weapon for the separatists in any coming election.
Brien sat as a Bloc Quebecois MP until 2003, when he left the party to run for the Action Democratique du Quebec (ADQ).
He was working on contract as an adviser to Public Works Minister Christian Paradis — Stephen Harper’s Quebec lieutenant — until last month.
Brien confirmed Thursday that he is in preliminary talks with the Bloc.
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My Comment: This is so symbolic of what is wrong with the Conservatives in Quebec. Separatists have no interest in helping the Federal Conservative Party .... they never have .... they never will. Their alliance will always be to the PQ and to the Bloc.
If they do decide to work with a Federal Party, it is not because they agree with the policy ... they do not .... they do so in order to get a paycheck (they also have needs and bills to be paid).
The Liberals in Quebec figured this out a long time ago, and they always have had a policy to filter out the separatists in their ranks. I suggest that the Conservatives start to think like this also .... sooner .... rather than later.