quitte/has quit. Hmmm.
On-target (and funny!) reaction from Paul Wells: Andre Boisclair: Frequently Asked Questions.
yesterday confounded all predictions and proved to be among the most interesting elections in contemporary Canadian history. I think this will prove to be a watershed election for both Quebec and Canada, though I am not sure how things will play out.
Overall, the whole thing was as stunning political theater as we’ve seen in years. There are still too many wildcards in the deck to know how this will play out, but I suspect that notwithstanding the wild results, Quebec won’t have to go to an election for some time. Only time will tell.
Le bilan du sicle du Quebec. Translated from the intro text, “If you wish to quickly find facts, statistics. images, biographies, consult our Quebec information database.”
I haven’t posted in ages, but luckily that’s because I’ve had a super-long Christmas-thru-New-Year vacation. I spent the first week – 20th to 27th – mostly relaxing and doing family stuff up at Mont Tremblant for Christmas, then back to Montreal where we hosted a party and then off to Quebec City for a splendid New Year’s Eve with friends at a dinner and another party later on.
Things I’ve learned over the holidays: our dog is a great tracker of large and small animals in the brush, and loves the snow though bred for the savannah; sparkling cider from the Eastern Townships of Quebec is really excellent with dessert; people from France have rarely had good California wines, and so it is easy to impress them with a half decent red; Hilton Hotels welcomes dogs, making travel quite a bit easier; and I finally learned that All-Season radial tires simply aren’t up to snuff in the Canadian winter.
Things to look forward to in 2003: following through on the plans of 2002. We’re closing the deal on the house we bought a couple weeks ago in March, getting married in April, and then moving into aforementioned house in May. I think that’s enough for a pretty complete year and that’s just the first five months!
: the huge forest fires in northern Quebec have spread smoke over a huge swath of North America. Yesterday it looked like we were in the midst of an all-day eclipse through the clouds or something – the world had this odd pall about it. It has cleared here in Montreal today, mostly, but the smoke from the fires is still affecting millions.