Le Devoir

In Quebec, “the niqab issue has really hijacked the campaign”… but in a Good Way;) #elxn42

Brian Lilley spoke to journalist Eric Duhaime about what’s going on in Quebec politics right now.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Not only should our side be running against the left and liberals, we should be running against Islam as well by tying the excess demands of Muslums to the left.

    • John

      Quebeckers in general dislike Islam, and so the more you tie it in and associate it with the Libs. and NDP the further both will sink in the polls here. This Pakistanaise who desires to walk around looking like she’s about to rob a stagecoach is an absolute godsend.

      Who remembers “The Duff” now?

      • David Murrell

        I must say that niqab-loving judges, ruling in favour of the dreadful symbol, do have their uses. Nice to see a backlash taking place. and it might take place also in English Canada, not only in Quebec.

        • Amen.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          English Canadians don’t tell pollsters what they really feel.

      • Waffle

        Only the paid Liberal shills on the Comment boards.

        • lolwut?

          Doubt they’re paid, Useful idiots will happily volunteer their time, even use their children as cannon fodder.

          • Waffle

            I’ve seen ads under “Writers” on Craig’s List. It’s impossible to make a Comment on many of the boards because they’re completely infested. Check out the ones that have 400+ comments and you’ll see what I mean. It’s usually people (probably teenagers) who see who can come up with the bigger insults. I’ve been trying to find out, but I think they get paid by the post and serve as a vehicle for the political strategists’ “talking points”. Most of the posters know absolutely nothing about what they’re commenting on.

          • lolwut?

            Sure there are paid shills, but for the most part the left is happy

            to do it for free.

            Leftist voters don’t give a rats ass about anything other then securing free shit and demonizing western culture.


        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Whatever happens in this election, the Liberal shills always make me laugh.
          They all disappear the day after the election.

          • Waffle

            No more money, honey,

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I wish you could vote in our election a month from now and I wish I could vote in yours next November.
      It’s quite heartening that an ignorant American could give a damn about Canadian politics.
      -signed, the ignorant Canadian

  • Martin B

    It would be justice, sweet justice if the niqab cost Mad Tom the Quebec vote and the best chance the NDP have ever had of forming at least a minority government.

    • Alain

      It will cost him the Quebec vote if he continues pushing it and Quebec voters know about it.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        And then he doubles down.
        Double dog daring Quebeckers to not vote for change.
        If Quebeckers were smart they would vote Conservative this time to get a seat at the table.
        They’ve been out of the loop for four years because they thought they smelled blood last time.
        I’ve seen just a few elections and they usually vote for power.
        They just get it wrong once in a while.
        Really though, they have been in opposition since 1993.

    • They ain’t takin it from Tommy.

    • Waffle

      I just love it. It serves him right for drinking his celebratory champagne (a.k.a. his own bathwater) way too soon.

  • That veiled gargoyle always wears a niqab made from tartan fabric. I guess that’s an additional way to show a middle finger to the West. Can anybody of the Scotsmen here identify the tartan pattern? I think every pattern is associated with certain clan.

    • Waffle

      I could be wrong, but I don’t think it’s a traditional tartan. It’s a fashion statement with a political message. I’ve seen quite a few of these fashionable head coverings particularly among the young and hip — both in niqab and hijab versions. It’s the Muzz version of the “fascinator”.

      • Yes, the fashion gurus are plugging the Islamic style scarf more and more, using pretty models, making it look attractive, and thus endearing themselves like good dhimmis to their future masters.

        • Waffle

          Personally, I haven’t seen too many fashion scarves on “old stock” Canadian girls, but then I don’t spend much time downtown. The ones I have seen have been worn by “Asian” females. I’ve always thought of it as an FU sign, lady-like of course.

          • I was referring to media events internationally.

  • Le Quebec doit absolutment voter pour Harper. Si Mulcair ou Trudeau veinnent au pouvoir, le Quebec deviendra comme la France une colonie arabo-musulmane. Il faut voter Conservateur.

  • chuck_2012

    the niqab has no place in quebec or canada and especially for the swearing in ceremony to gain citizenship. If I go with a ski mask will I be treated the same?

    • lolwut?

      I’ve seen Burkas in a TD bank in Vancouver,

      They look concerned but keep their mouths shut.

      Wear a baseball cap with large visor or large sunglasses and you’ll get a tap on the should by security or manager.

      The funny thing is, this type of shit has been played out in the courts before
      banks and stores with large amounts of cash or extremely valuable merchandise are legally allowed to request you remove items of clothing that obscure your identity from cameras or just order you to leave.