Monday, December 7, 2009

What Is Quebec Premier Charest Thinking?

Photo: Jean Charest (Photo archives Québec Hebdo)

Scandals Take Toll On Support For Normally Popular Quebec Premier -- Canadian Press

MONTREAL — The political tides are shifting on Quebec Premier Jean Charest, whose seemingly impenetrable ship has been taking on water in recent weeks.

Thanks to a succession of scandals, mainly at the municipal level, a Charest government that coasted to a third electoral mandate last year and then sailed through a recession has seen its impressive lead disappear in one recent poll.

Charest's headaches began with shocking allegations of corruption involving construction companies, municipal politicians and the Italian Mafia.

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My Comment: Sometimes Jean Charest makes no sense to me .... this is one of those times.

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