11 February 2015

Macpherson: Sovereignty strategy


That was apparent on the weekend at the meeting of the party’s national council, its highest decision-making body between full conventions. The delegates overwhelmingly adopted “orientations” to make the PQ more of a movement for independence than a party promising good provincial government.The orientations even allowed for independence to be achieved in a general election without a referendum, reverting to a position the PQ abandoned more than 40 years ago.That conflicts with the party’s official policy, which still requires a referendum, at least until the PQ adopts a new program at the policy convention the executive hopes to hold next year. Still, it shows that PQ members now are in a mood to take shortcuts. 

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