An editorial discussing candidates' raison d'être and radio hosts' lament the campaign for being "monotonic." Ethnic media on Quebec's provincial election campaigns:
Political careers...a matter of personal choice
Montreal's Greek source Ta Nea published an editorial by Michalis Tellides:
Cross-cultural translation: Lawn signs are popping up and many candidates hail from different countries. Canada is a country of immigrants and all of us whether directly or through our ancestry have come from somewhere else. It is always thought of as positive to see people from our ethnic community run in an election and we always wish them success. But we should keep our aims high, that those representing us are doing it for the right reasons and that they will do a great job of representing everyone in their riding. Political careers are great, as long as they come from a place of personal passion and not external factors or incentives. (08/09/2018)
Electoral campaign in Quebec
Portuguese radio show from Montreal Radio Centreveille 102.3 FM discussed:
Cross-cultural translation: The hosts commented on how Quebec’s provincial election campaign is monotonic. There is a lack of proposals or debate regarding the environment by either the CAQ - the leading party in the polls - or any other party. They talked about a recent survey by “Le Devoir” in which Quebecers showed a higher concern with the levels of immigration into the province than with global warming or the environment. The hosts mentioned the CAQ leader said he would reduce the number of immigrants from 50,000 to 40,000 a year, forgetting that there is a signed agreement with the federal government that stipulates the current numbers. They said he might not be aware of this agreement or he may be trying to trick voters in order to gather more votes. This and their proposal to make immigrants take French language tests after they have been in Québec for three years can encourage racism toward immigrants. (12/09/2018)
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