Monday, April 30, 2007

Does the Bloc Accept Political Contributions from English Canada?

In light of recent events, a strong progressive feminist candidate like Vivian Barbot needs our help in her re-election campaign in Papineau... but does anyone know if BQ candidates accept contributions from folks outside of Quebec?

10 comments:

janfromthebruce said...

Here's her contact information.
Adresse :
Bureau 325, Édifice Confédération
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Téléphone : 613 995-8872
Télécopieur : 613 995-9926
Courriel : barbov0@parl.gc.ca

Adresse :
177, rue Jean-Talon Est
Montréal, Québec
H2R 1S8
Téléphone : 514 277-6020
Télécopieur : 514 277-3454
Courriel : barbov@parl.gc.ca

JUST ASK

janfromthebruce said...

Didn't "the BUZZ" of CAW advocate voting for the BLOC in the last election?

Scott Tribe said...

Um.. you're willing to try to elect a separatist candidate, merely because you dislike Justin Trudeau?

Uncorrected Proofs said...

I'd take the Bloc over the Liberals any day of the week.

Northern BC Dipper said...

Couldn't the NDP association use the money?

Uncorrected Proofs said...

Probably, but why waste it on a sure loser when a left-wing progressive feminst is the incumbent?

Northern BC Dipper said...

My, that line of reasoning sounds exactly the same as the one the Liberals try to pull against the NDP in most of Canada.

Uncorrected Proofs said...

BC dipper, I don't think that's a fair comparison. First, there are very few left-wing progressive feminists in the Liberal caucus. Barbot deserves our support - the NDP would go nuts if it had candidates in Quebec of her stature and background.

Second, the NDP is a very anglo, very centralist party which has historically been out of step with Quebecers on that national question. Quite simply, with very few exceptions, it doesn't make sense for the NDP to run candidates in Quebec, especially when a credible, progressive option like the BQ is available.

Scott Tribe said...

So let me get this straight... you NDP bloggers are all up in ARMS over the Dion-May pact to remove a 3rd place Liberal out of the riding to support May against MacKay... but its ok to try and divert money to the Bloc Candidate - a separatist at that - to support her against Trudeau over your own NDP candidate?

Yea.. no hypocrisy there.

Uncorrected Proofs said...

Scott,

I don't speak for all NDP bloggers (I don't even belong to the party) and I certainly wasn't "up in arms" about the Dion-May pact. If you want to call someone a hypocrite, make sure you know what you're talking about.