A Messy Grit Divorce

Posted on Thursday, January 26 at 11:24 by nancymarie
Take Quebec City. If anyone thinks that broad blue swath across eastern Quebec was strictly a response to a welcomed Conservative platform, think again. Yes, there were certain elements of the Tory policies that were of particular interest to Quebecers. But above and beyond that was the Pelletier effect. A well-respected former mayor, a proud Canadian in a hotbed of separatists, Jean Pelletier led Jean Chretien's team for more than a decade. His political nose was good and he was a patrician in a game of sluggers. Pelletier's political antennae were so good that he left Ottawa before his boss, having advised him in 2000 it was time for both of them to move on. He left, with his reputation intact and with a huge amount of respect in the party for what he was able to achieve. http://torontosun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Copps_Sheila/2006/01/25/1410401.html [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on January 27, 2006]

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