Monday, November 17, 2008

Passion Zero


Call it the after-Obama effect but I expected more from Canadian politics. In the midst of Quebec’s provincial elections to name our next Premier, I find myself bored to tears. There is no passion, only old bickering about important issues. Quebec’s low voter turnout can be explained by two things: first, we are spoiled silly. Second, our Leaders have failed to engage us in our province’s most important and pressing issues. How can that be possible? How can a Nation who’s had to fight for its existence, its identity, its language and its culture be so flat and so passionless? These are rhetorical questions as I do not hold the answers and am left scratching my head and asking myself where and when our own Obama will emerge.

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