I was in Montreal yesterday to give a speech to the McGill University Campus Conservative club, and while here I talked to some conservative/libertarian Quebecois to get their take on the political situation.
What they told me does not bode will for Conservative Party.
To be blunt, the Conservative brand name just doesn’t register here.
Quebecois fed up with the Liberals will park their vote with the Bloc, even those who are not separatist.
In fact, the Bloc makes the perfect protest vote – Vote for them and you send the Liberals a message without ever having to worry about the Bloc Quebecois ever taking power.
On the other hand, I got the sense that even here in Quebec – home of the “Quebec Model” – people are getting fed up with big government, militant unions and high taxes.
The Tories need to connect the dots.