Québec Solidaire Reviews the Election and Maps Campaign on Climate Crisis

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A Socialist Project e-bulletin ... No. 1727 ... December 21, 2018
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Québec Solidaire Reviews the Election and Maps Campaign on Climate Crisis

Richard Fidler

Québec solidaire (QS) will make climate change the party’s main political campaign issue in the coming year, both in and outside of the National Assembly. The campaign will build on the major proposals in the QS economic transition plan featured in the recent Quebec general election.

Meeting in Montréal on December 7th to the 9th, the party’s National Council (CN), which comprises delegates from its constituency associations and other membership bodies, debated and adopted a "political balance sheet" of the October 1 election, in which Québec solidaire doubled its share of the popular vote to 16% and elected ten deputies to the National Assembly.

In addition to adopting a leadership... proposal to prioritize the issue of climate crisis and how to fight it, the CN held a preliminary discussion on how to prepare an internal debate on "secularism and religious signs" that is to arm the party to counter Islamophobic legislation threatened by the new Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government. An introductory document was introduced setting out the existing program on these questions, adopted in 2009, along with changes proposed by some party leaders in recent years. The plan is to clarify the party’s position at the next National Council meeting, to be held in March 2019.

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