Nycole Turmel: Long-time NDP activist. Woman. Interim opposition leader. Joined Bloc Quebecois briefly to support personal friend’s campaign. Publically repudiates sovereignist views:
“I want to work for more justice in Canada, a stronger Canada,” Ms. Turmel said.
Maxime Bernier: Tory. Man. Swore oath to independent Quebec when aide to Bernard Landry. In Landry’s words:
“To work in my office you had to be independandiste, which he said he was,” Mr. Landry told The Canadian Press in an interview. “I believed him and I still believe him.”’
“At the start of my career, as a young lawyer, I flirted with the Parti Québécois,” Mr. Bernier told The Canadian Press. “I’ve never hid the fact.”
BC local journo big-wig Keith Baldrey responds:
Okay. Except Maxime Bernier is a cabinet minister. Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism to be precise.
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Guess who is getting roasted over the coals in the Anglo media…and who didn’t.