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I don’t know if you are like me, but after only a week I am even more confused than before.

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For centuries it has been easy to follow an election campaign in Quebec. There were two parties: the reds and the blues. The reds were the Liberal Party and the blues were, in turn, the Conservative Party, the Union Nationale and the Parti Québécois. We had no problem finding our way. For decades the sky was blue, hell was red, then the reds were the federalists and the blues were the separatists. To find out which side you were on, you only had one question to ask yourself, depending on your answer to Yes vs. No, you knew who to vote for.

But in 2022 we have dropped to five parties. Five ! When, for years, you’ve been used to doing something as a couple, suddenly you’ve been caught doing it in five, damn it! You don’t really know who to turn to and all.

Gone are the days of two colors. We arrived on a Sico charter: red, orange and three shades of blue.

There aren’t enough poles in Quebec to hang all the signs. When we leave the house, we are so surrounded by big faces that it is embarrassing.

It never ends in the news! First the summary of the day of the leader of the CAQ, then the summary of the day of the leader of the Liberal Party, then the summary of the day of the parliamentary leader of Québec Solidire, followed by the summary of the day of the leader of the Québécois Party and, finally, the summary of the day of the leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec. It is so long that it would take a summary of the summaries. It is no longer a news program, it is a Netflix series!

Every day, one after the other, they send us dozens and dozens of proposals that we should computer as if we were an Excel file on two legs. We have a life! We must not just do it, assimilate the political programs.

Just to navigate the tax cuts, you need a GPS. Considering that the CAQ promises to lower the rates of the first two tax brackets by 1% in the short term and to reduce them by 2.5% in 10 years, while the PLQ lowers them by 1.5% for the first two levels , immediately the PCQ, for its part, lowers the first two levels by 2%, increasing the personal amount from $ 16,143 to $ 20,000, that the PQ does not lower the tax, but sends a check for $ 1200 and the QS promises a tax exemption on thousands of products, tell us, which economic solution do you join? Uh … Can you repeat the question?

Too many choices are like not enough.

Before, when you went to the market and asked for a tomato, they gave you a tomato. Now you’re asked, “Would you like a sweet-tasting steak tomato, a sour-tasting cherry tomato, a lemon-flavored Green Zebra tomato, a sweet-tasting Andean horned tomato, or a fragrant-tasting Purple Calabash tomato? tomato that tastes like tomato! “!!!

Can’t wait to see the debate! A five-party debate is not a debate, it is an orgy. When they start to break, he’ll sound like a good old man 110%. Who will be Jean Perron? And the Face to face of IVA will become the Face to face to face to face. Already, at two, they barely had time to express their point of view, imagine at five.

By the way, a tip for the five bosses: stop talking against others. We cannot follow what you blame each of you for. It is no longer an election campaign, it is OD.

At least a Double occupancymake alliances, while a quintupled employmentno chance that Dominique goes off with Éric and that Gabriel French Francois. The fight kills the message. Let’s just talk about this. Use your airtime to say good things about yourself, because other people won’t.

There are five of them and we have to face it. However, there are advantages. The range is wider. It is like in a group of guys, you are more likely to find a member to identify with. It is even better than a group of guysbecause at least there is a woman.

When the elections are over, we can dream that these five, in the National Assembly, will add their forces, rather than tear each other apart. Each represents a percentage of the population that is important to involve in the great project of coexistence.

They too were once five years old, and they made it, singing People of the countryin harmony.


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