Dear Quebeckers,Stephen Harper has called an early election anddone the exact opposite o what he had promisedyou on May 26, 2006: “...[F]ixed election datesstop leaders rom trying to manipulate the calen-dar simply or partisan political advantage..” Thatstatement is worth remembering in the pollingbooth.The Bloc Québécois will make the most o theConservative leader’s decision toorce an election in orderto discuss unda-mental issuesand ultimatelyask you tomake a un-damentalchoice orQuébec’suture bychoosingbetweenCanadianpartiesand theBloc Qué-bécois,Québec’sonly voice inOttawa.
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Can the Canadian parties and their leaders betrusted to represent Québec in Ottawa? Can theConservative Party be trusted, when StephenHarper unhesitatingly goes back on his word,outs the rules o democracy and tries to muz-zle the media, the opposition and even his ownMPs?
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The Bloc Québécois represents the expressiono the popular will, a key characteristic o anydemocracy. Our team delivers solid oppositionor eective inuence. That’s why, election aterelection, Quebeckers choose to send a majority oBloc Québécois MPs to represent them in Ottawa.Because we can say:
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We must also ensure that the Québec nation isrespected in Ottawa. Only a team and a leaderthat put Québec ahead o all else can ensure thatQuebeckers are respected in Ottawa. That’s whatthe Bloc Québécois is all about. When it comesto ensuring that consensuses reached in Qué-bec, our identity, our values and our interestsare respected, only the Bloc Québécois can say:
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Like their Liberal predecessors, the Conserva-tives have ailed to respect Québec. The Harpergovernment reused to take action to protect theFrench language and has made some disas-trous decisions or our economy, ourregions and Québec culture.
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