QUEBEC - The time when the city of Quebec was a mystery for the PQ is long gone, says Pauline Marois, who argues that the reconquest of the national capital is in progress and that its formation will reap its share of victories in the next general election. "There is a new membership remarkable here for the Parti Quebecois and we feel," said Saturday morning the leader of the PQ when it opened a forum on regional economic future organized by his party at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration Public (ENAP). "There is less and less mysterious, mystery Quebec. It is now regaining the support of Quebecers. "
She said the citizens of Quebec have more perception or fear that the PQ is a party essentially Montreal, as they have already criticized the two major parties separatists, including the Bloc Quebecois. "The citizens of Quebec are realizing that we are a very regional party, with many roots in Quebec. " This reversal is primarily attributable to the fact that the PQ is now considered the alternative to the Quebec Liberal Party, which governs by Jean Charest has reached unprecedented levels of dissatisfaction in the national capital and elsewhere.
For two years, noted the MP Agnes Maltais, polls show with great regularity as the Parti Quebecois maintains a lead of five or six points in the Quebec-Metro.
The latest poll published by The Sun last week, saw the Democratic Action Gerard Deltell make a surprising jump of 11 points to 39 percent, but it is an "epiphenomenon," says the member for Taschereau.
According to one member for Québec-Métro to have resisted, in his riding of Taschereau, waves and liberal ADQ in the last general election, this new membership "is manifested in many business circles," where, "she concedes "Sometimes the reception was cooler" before.
"Here these people have a taste to see some strong gestures to be made to the region," says Maltais. And the social democratic model of economic development of the Parti Quebecois, based on consultation and broad consensus, a new document.
Saturday, some two hundred people and activists have spent part of day to express and target economic objectives that will undoubtedly serve to refine the election platform of the PQ for the Quebec region for the next general election.
But Pauline Marois was not embarrassed to recall also that the enviable position of Quebec in the economic chapter with an unemployment rate of 4.9 percent - the lowest in Canada and one of the most glittering of North America - is largely due to decisions made in the past by governments of the Parti Quebecois.
"People of Vision"
Pauline Marois a situation that calls for dazzling. "If our region has become what it is today, there have been people of vision. We think (the former mayor of Quebec) Jean-Paul L'Allier, but also to Lucien Bouchard, Bernard Landry and Jacques Parizeau, who accompanied the booming economy of the nation's capital.
"Quebec would not be here if people had not invested the PQ significantly, we tend to forget what has been done," said the PQ leader.
Marois and Maltese recalled that in turn are the PQ who have made the creation and relocation of public institutions as ENAP, Tele-University and the Institut national de recherche scientifique (INRS) in the district Saint-Roch, who became the shining symbol of economic revival of Quebec.
"Saint-Roch is more Plywood City" launched Agnes Maltais, referring to a time not so long ago when a staggering number of commercial buildings in the neighborhood was plastered.
"Success of Merger
Shaped, Maltese went to extol the municipal mergers in the late 1990s the government of Lucien Bouchard, an operation that has yet proved to be a political suicide for his party and without a doubt the main cause of loss power in 2003.
The merger of 13 municipalities in Quebec City to Levis and 8 is a "remarkable success", while since the demerger permitted by the Liberals, "Montreal is stagnant and stuck," she said.
The challenges ahead are many, say in chorus PQ leadership and economic stakeholders. The most important is the current success of Quebec, with the status of almost full employment, may run out of skilled labor to fuel its growth and development.
Agnes Maltais as Pauline Marois said a major feature of the importance of Quebec out of its geographical isolation by connecting it to Montreal and other major North American cities by high speed train (TGV). The PQ leader believes that this is a challenge that should be a priority.