06 October 2019

Only Quebec Matters

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Although the Green party and the nascent People’s party are each running candidates in more than 300 ridings across the country, neither was asked to take part.

On the other hand, Yves-François Blanchet’s Bloc Québécois, which is contesting seats only in Quebec, was welcomed on stage with the Liberal, Conservative and New Democratic Party leaders.

Trudeau blew off two previous opportunities to engage in a discussion of issues, both in English and thus easily accessible to the broad sweep of voters.

Given the degree to which the event was designed to exclude the majority of the country, you’d think some of the more principled leaders might have had qualms about participating.