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Montreal Gazette: Identity Politics and Leitao

montreal gazette: We're going into an election campaign in Quebec and I'm hoping that identity politics is not going to rear its ugly head again, according to CTV. Charest's comments come as the Liberals continue to spar with the CAQ over a controversial accusation. Our society seems to be consumed by identity politics, Charest told CTV Montreal. In a recent interview with the West Island edition of the Montreal Gazette, Finance Minister Carlos Leitao said he believes the party is proposing an ethnic-based nationalism. On Wednesday, a visibly angry Francois Legault demanded an apology, telling reporters at the National Assembly Leitao's comments were unacceptable. They view the French majority as being under attack from all those foreigners out there, Leitao told the newspaper. ( As reported in the news.