Thursday, May 26, 2011
Layton Lays Out Terms For Separation
When the NDP absorbed the Bloc Quebecois earlier this month, many wondered just how far into the sovereignty agenda Jack Layton would venture. For starters, 50% plus one, and Quebec should become its own country separate from Canada. Perhaps instead of the NDP we should start calling them the NDPQ, the New Democrat Parti Quebecois? Any other tips and suggestions Jack for splitting up the country? Of course Jack's declaration today only came after being hounded for days on this issue by the Quebec media, with the opposition leader dodging the question. He has flip flopped on the Clarity Act before, but now that he has absorbed the Bloc Quebecois there will continue to be substantial pressure on Jack to adopt a more separatist friendly policy agenda. It is what it is.