2011/05/05

Comment of the day

Despite his political stance, Gilles Duceppe was considered an honest man by many Canadians outside Québec. Here's a reaction to the sovereigntist leader's resignation that captures the essence of this respect:This is bittersweet news to me as I saw Gilles Duceppe as a very honest, credible man with strong convictions and loyal leadership abilities for the people, province and things he believed in. This was a loss regardless of how much he was disliked or by how many, he was never accused of lying, obscurity or deception as his replies were always given with direct eye contact with no reservations regardless of who he made his replies to. The same cannot be said for all politicians, liked or not and this is the sad, unfortunate part of his political exit from politics.

No, I'm not French Canadian, wasn't born in Quebec, never resided in Quebec and never voted in Quebec, but I recognize a good leader in spite of their political convictions and he deserves recognition for the man he was and still is. I didn't agree with his stance on Quebec separating with Canada or his determined stance on putting Quebec first and Canada second but he stood for the things he believed in and that deserves the honorable respect he deserves.

He made me laugh, gave me some insight into the life and culture that led to his beliefs and political position and the Bloc chose a good leader that many outside of Quebec liked for the man he was and most likely will always be. I will always admire and respect Gilles Duceppe.
Click here to read the comment on the Globe's forum.

4 comments:

toddsschneider said...

Duceppe was also known to run the kind of caucus Harper did: top-down, and driven to temper tantrums. You or I would never want to work for him. So much for integrity.

Raman said...

« Duceppe was also known to run the kind of caucus Harper did: top-down, and driven to temper tantrums. »

...and he eats live baby seals.

David said...

Uh-huh. Well, as someone who actually lives in Laurier-Ste Marie, I can't tell you how glad I am that that overblown, one-note mook is gone. Doubly glad that I don't have to see his face every other week on the puffed-up propaganda with which he routinely clogged my mailbox. Cue happy dance: Go, Hélène, get busy, go, Hélène...

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