|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?