Saturday, September 22, 2012

Looking Bon Here In TROC, M. Charest

English: Quebec premier, Jean Charest
English: Quebec premier, Jean Charest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So there I was, innocently drinking my morning coffee, curled up on the couch catching the news out of Toronto this morning.

It was an early Fall morning like any other in Troc, (i.e.,The Rest of Canada, as in 'Quebec and the Rest of Canada'), coolish and rainyish. 

The television pumped out the usual news: Armageddon in the middle east; election Armageddon in the USA; more nude pictures of the Duchess, etc. etc. 

Nothing that would prepare me for what was to come.


Suddenly the camera cut to Alberta.

Edmonton, Alberta to be exact.


Peter Loughheed's funeral to be even more exact.

(Peter Loughheed was a giant among Canadian politicians.  A former premier of Alberta and admired right across the country.)


But who the heck was speaking at the podium - in English, right here in Troc, and looking all rested and Prime Ministerial??????

None other than the former Premier of la belle province, M. Jean Charest!! 


And I must say that  after years of only seeing him in grainy photos smuggled out of Quebec by Peter Mansbridge, he was looking good.


Now it isn't for backwoods Troclanders like me to wonder why. 

Ours is but to do and die and speculate along the way.



A seasoned bilingual Liberal politician is on the loose.

One with deep Quebec roots and experience at the Federal level.

The Federal Liberal Leadership campaign is coming up.

Does anybody else add it up and get an answer that might scare Justin Trudeau?



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Anonymous said...

Does all of Quebec want to be separate? What does TROC think?

The Episcopagan said...

The majority of Quebecers voted in a Separatist government and many in TROC don't want to have to go thru the anxiety of another referendum. It is a horrible experience. If Scotland separates you know there will always be an England. If Quebec goes we won't know that there will be a Canada.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Charest est un vrai cowboy! And I think your suspicions are sound. Justin's still too young and wet behind the ears anyway.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

You may be right, Francie. He wasn't very popular in Quebec, but the rest of Canada may be a different story. He does look great in a cowboy hat, but you can bet that in Quebec, an image of him sporting that would be ridiculed. And I agree with Debra. Justin is just too young.

The Episcopagan said...

Ha ha. Martha remember Gilles Duceppe in the hair net at the cheese factory? That picture followed him around for the rest of his career. Les chapeaux and Quebec just don't mix I guess!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Ha ha ha...yes, I do remember! Better not to wear hats if you're a public figure in Quebec!

Introverted Art said...

again, this whole let's separate thing is so ridiculous.

Magaly Guerrero said...

There is no better way to attract what you want than to prance (or speak) around while pretending that it has nothing to do with your actual wants. I believe your suspicions have merit.

momto8 said...

my is the same everywhere! guess it's human nature that is the same.