Quebec premier Pauline Morois has resigned as leader of separatist Party Quebecois after party’s crushing defeat in April 7 provincial election. She even lost her seat in Quebec parliament to Caroline Simard of Liberal Party which will form the next majority government in Montreal City with the largest Jewish population.
Morois in her farewell speech said that PQ must continue its struggle for Quebec independence and defense of French language and culture.
Last month, the Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) slammed Morois for supporting the re-election of Moroccan-born secularist Fatima Houda-Pepin PhD. Fatima, a Liberal MP since 1992, resigned from the party over its support for PQ over banning of religious symbols in public.
In March 2012, PQ government banned French comedian Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala to perform in Montreal.
David Akin, Canadian journalist and National Bureau Chief for daily Toronto Sun, claimed in January 2014 that as far as Stephen Harper is concerned “we are all antisemites”. On April 19 column, he wrote that recent provincial regime changes in Nova Scotia and in Quebec show that Canadian voters have woke-up against the political status quo, and Stephen Harper could be the next victim of this change.
Both Morois and Harper have many things in common. Both support Israel blindly and hate one million Canadian Muslims. Haroon Siddique, former editor of The Toronto Star, in an Opinion-Post (April 20, 2014) has listed some of Morois-Harper “similarities”.
On March 10, 1988, Canadian foreign minister Joe Clark at a dinner of Canada-Israel Committee criticized Israel for its human rights abuses against Palestinians. He also told his Jewish audience that the on-going new Jewish settlements were illegal under international law. Sidney Spivak, president of CIC and supporter of Clark’s Progressive Conservatives (PC), not only blasted Clark for making that antisemitic statement but also warned him that Jewish voters will never forget that. Since then, none of the four major party leaders has dared to criticize the Zionist entity in public.
Stephen Harper is the first prime minister who has openly supported Israel’s every action because as an Islamophobe Zionist Christian, he believes it is “moral” and “principled”. In 2006 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, Harper slammed western leaders who dared to criticize Israel for its war crimes. In the 2008-09 attack on Gaza, Harper’s foreign minister Lawrence Cannon blamed the violence on Hamas.
Brandon Martinez, Canadian free-lance writer, journalist and blogger has accused Harper of carrying a war against free speech. “The Zionist ruling clique of Canada, through their front man Stephen Harper, is seeking to beef up the already-existing Orwellian “hate propaganda” law which has been primarily used to curtail criticism of Zionism and Israel,” he wrote.