In Quebec - here we go again

Martin Waters
Fri Sep 7 00:21:03 EDT 2012

 > Kevin Vahey wrote:
>As crazy as this sounds, I can foresee Ottawa caving to them on broadcast

     I looked at the Toronto Globe & Mail and went lo the CBC radio podcast page. The national government is Conservative, a party with little support in Quebec. So, unlike the Liberals, they are less likely to do much business with the PQ party provincial government. Also, in the game of pre-election
 expectations, the PQ victory was smaller than many expected. It did not win an outright majority of the legislative seats and polled only slightly more popular votes than the Liberals.
     One of the PQ party's much bigger demands is at least some level of control over foreign policy and immigration. Broadcasting and communication regulation have an international aspect, too, with treaties and such -- which, ISTM, will make the federal government balk.
       I suppose that doesn't necessarily mean there's no chance of giving in on something as specific as the requirements of French vs. English language broadcasting. That would be a can of worms, though, IMO, because then there likely would be agitation elsewhere, mainly in the West, to eliminate French language broadcasting. My $0.02. 
        "Can't we all just get along?  . . . " 

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