Attempt on Quebec premier a few minutes after her election

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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:16 AM
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This is breaking and happened about one hour ago, so there are few details yet.

Tonight was election night in Quebec. The Parti Québécois was elected (a minority government). Around midnight, premier-elect, Pauline Marois (the first woman prime minister in the history of Quebec and only the fourth in the history of Canada) was giving her acceptance speech and was cut in the middle as her body guards removed her from the stage.

What is known at this moment is that a 53-year old man came in through a back-door and shot several rounds, hitting two people. As of a few minutes ago, we learnt that a 45-year old male (believed to be someone who worked on the campaign with her) died while a 35 year-old male is in a state of shock.

This is a terrible event, no matter what the reason; the Parti Québécois (PQ) is a separatist party, but this is not their first election. Whether the attempt on her life was made because of the separtist agenda or because she's a woman is irrelevant. Goes to show that things like this can happen anywhere. Quebec is usually a quiet place and this sort of thing is certainly not common.

I'll post pics and news as I find them, but for the moment, there is very little available.




posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:21 AM
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Gawd.Its hard to tell the real nuts from the political theater nuts these days....what a perfect sympathy gig for the PQ and a boost for separatism.....maybe Benn will have a close up of this one being he lives there.....
Somebody got some splaining to do here.....we just dont know # yet



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:22 AM
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Here are a couple of pics:




Her bodyguards removing her from the podium




As soon as the situation was under control, and to ensure that the 2,000 + people in attendance evacuated properly, she came back for a short speech.





The shooter managed to light a fire as he was exiting the building. He was captured by the police.




Here is the shooter.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:25 AM
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Personally, I would tend to think this would be a perfect coup for Charest; If she had been killed, he could have maintained power and pretended to conduct a proper investigation and gain brownie points. If you really believe this would gain sympathy for the independance cause, you know nothing of the political situation here. In the 80's, there was an attempt in parliament which was aimed against the separatist governement of René Lévesque and it gained him no sympathy. Nor did the flesh-eating disease that almost killed Lucien Bouchard.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:28 AM
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Wow.

I wonder if the 'seperatist' thing had anything to do with it.

Nationalism is on the rise all over. Multiculturalism is what many blame when economies fail.

Things are getting heated on both sides of the fence.

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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:28 AM
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Here's a report from English-language radio station CJAD. It includes a few pics.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:29 AM
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Wow, that's not good. I will have to disagree with you on one point, however, although I am from the US and do not know much about the state of politics in the country. Anyway, you mention that the reason for the attempt on her life doesn't matter, and that is what I have to disagree with. Maybe it was a lone nut, in which case you are probably right. But if not, the reason becomes very important, because it will help identify who else may have been behind this assassination attempt. But if it has already been established that this was a lone crazy, as I said, you are right that it doesn't matter what the reason was. But if not...



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:31 AM
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Multicultaralism here was forced on us in Canada in attempt to make the French in Canada a small minority (we represent more or less 25 % of the population across the country). In Quebec we were originally brought into Canada in 1867 by a corrupt government who rigged an election. We have been fighting to get out ever since. And our economy is in great shape, we have not suffered at all throughout what's happening around the world.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:32 AM
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Don't you mean Premier?



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:33 AM
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I realise I didn't explain myself right, I meant that it doesn't matter at this moment as I believe the focus, right now, should be on the person who died and the one who was wounded. As for tomorrow, the reason why it happened is important, you are right.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:35 AM
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Wow! Your video is sooooo taken out of context and explained really badly.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:36 AM
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Premier and Prime Minister are the same. You can say either/or.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:40 AM
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Well I was watching this when I got home from work and the tv was on very low. I saw all the police and said to my husband. "Whats with all the cops" Then CBC cut to commercial and I moved onto doing other things. Didn't realize this even happened. I will be following up on things, thanks for the post OP.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:40 AM
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Originally posted by ajmusicmedia
reply to post by freemarketsocialist
 


Wow! Your video is sooooo taken out of context and explained really badly.


Yeah, I figured.

I just posted because it seems some think they are racist.

I think nationalism is a great thing.

edit- some of the comments underneath are interesting.
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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 12:45 AM
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Originally posted by ajmusicmedia
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Premier and Prime Minister are the same. You can say either/or.


Really? I thought the Prime Minister ran the country.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 01:44 AM
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Originally posted by ajmusicmedia
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Premier and Prime Minister are the same. You can say either/or.


They are two different terms given to two different parties in English Canada. In Quebec, there is no distinction (in terms) between the national prime minister and the provincial premier. When the Saskatchewan premier goes to Quebec, they refer to him as the prime minister of saskatchewan so no one gets confused with the real prime minister. No other province or territory has called its leader a prime minister since 1972.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 01:52 AM
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Originally posted by ajmusicmedia
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Multicultaralism here was forced on us in Canada in attempt to make the French in Canada a small minority (we represent more or less 25 % of the population across the country). In Quebec we were originally brought into Canada in 1867 by a corrupt government who rigged an election. We have been fighting to get out ever since. And our economy is in great shape, we have not suffered at all throughout what's happening around the world.


Not suffered at all huh? Good to know those billions in what the Fed's are allegedly calling "equalization payments" (read bribes) are keeping all the suffering down. The balance of Canada pours more money into Quebec than the Fed's will every take out, something between 5 and 8 billion a year I think. I would agree however that multiculti sucks the big kahoona, it is the deliberate and treasonous act of diluting population groups and fracturing resolve within a country so that no majority consensus can occur and the retarded government can do whatever the hell it wants with impunity. No majority of groups can get together long enough to throw the @sshats out.

As far as the PQ party leader goes, sounds like Harper is following the US lead, this sounds staged and we all know the Harper government has an agenda for everything and anything that will screw with Canadians.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 01:53 AM
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Originally posted by ajmusicmedia
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Multicultaralism here was forced on us in Canada in attempt to make the French in Canada a small minority (we represent more or less 25 % of the population across the country). In Quebec we were originally brought into Canada in 1867 by a corrupt government who rigged an election. We have been fighting to get out ever since. And our economy is in great shape, we have not suffered at all throughout what's happening around the world.



The sovereignty movement ignores the fact that the First Nations people existed with their own social orders and economies prior to the creation of Quebec, and that since the colonial era Francophone governments, as a part of assimilation and colonization, have at times chosen to strategically ignore, suppress, include, or appropriate the desires, cultures, and struggles of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people in order to advance a eurocentric version of sovereignty.

Wikipedia as well as grade school social studies.
The Cree people and the Mohawk people have more right over the land that the Separatists claim is theirs to remove from Canada.
Get over it. It won't happen. The province can't do it on its own. You haven't suffered as Canada hasn't suffered. Canada's economy is in great shape, not Quebecs. If you are looking for provinces that are in great shape to secede from Canada, look to Alberta, not Quebec.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 03:06 AM
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you think its the separatists ?
then why did the shooter say "The English are waking up"
he was clearly pissed that Charest wasnt reelected
and he wanted to ruin the Pauline Marois speech
thats why he made a fire on the door and shot a few time
but no one panicked
the cops have him now and Marois was able to finish her speech
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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 06:21 AM
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No. I thought they were a separatist party.

I thought it was a liberal/progressive/....what ever you want to call it. An extreme leftist. A multiculturalist. A monarchist.... ?
www.nytimes.com...
The party is separatist so why would I think the shooter was separatist?

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