My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Can we give Gilles Duceppe less attention, please?

I'm rather sick and tired of seeing Gilles Duceppe debating with the other party leaders. And now Stephen Harper wants a one-on-one debate with Duceppe. I wish it was the other way around. Let's NOT invite Duceppe to the debates, and please, let's not engage him at all. He revels in this sort of attention.

National Unity is a huge issue. Yet, we have Paul Martin and the Liberals turning it into a farce. First, they 'used' the one program to keep Quebec in Canada for partisan political affairs (the sponsorship scandal). Gee, they could have stolen money from fisheries. Nope, they had to use a National Unity Program. This is tantamount to treason, no? Now, Paul Martin has elevated National Unity to a stage play, where he can pretend to be an actor delivering lines in English, but not French. Please, spareme the theatrics.

Not to be undone, Stephen Harper then goes on to tell us that the solution to keeping the country together is to weaken the federal government - give more money back to the provinces, and allow Quebec to represent itself at international conferences. In effect, he is telling Duceppe that he has been right all along.

This is a dangerous game, and Martin and Harper should both be ashamed.


Anonymous Chris said...

I respect your opinion, and I also respect you for being a gay Conservative. This is PROOF that we aren't as intolerant as we are painted. But with regards to the post, I understand where you're coming from. In my eyes, Duceppe shouldn't even be a part of Parliament, let alone in the debates. BUT, remember, it was Prime Minister Martin that opened this can of worms. And if he is going to ride in, wrapping himself in the flag, and us Tories aren't going to oppose it, he's got another thing coming. The beauty of the whole matter is that this thing backfired in his face, and I think we should step it up! Even Duceppe is beginning to recognize the Tory threat, which is why he won't debate Harper. I love it..this is turning out to be great.

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps Duceppe is getting all this attention because he, unlike all other party leaders, is a true and charismatic leader? Let's face it, left, right or center of the spectrum, the selection is pretty slim to find anything not pitiable.

1:59 AM  
Anonymous Jean-Luc de Pérsand said...

M. Duceppe is defending the right of a differént society to take its own decisions. Liberals will be erased from Québec. His voice cannot be silenced. And, there`ll be a sovereign state in Québec soon. Mais bien sûr! Vive le Québec libre!

7:22 PM  

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