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Party: Values and Voters

party: With only a little over a month for each party to convince voters that they deserve a chance to be the ones in power, things aren't bound to stay civil long, according to National Observer. When Fran ois Legault says the CAQ defends our values one has to ask whose values, what values, and who is the them pitted against the our in this equation Read more from Toulastake at natobserver qcpoli polqc cdnpoli With the province-wide gap between the CAQ and the Liberals narrowed down from nine to six points over the summer, the Parti Qu b cois PQ lagging behind considerably to the point that it now runs the risk of losing official party status, and with a recent L ger poll indicating that a resounding 45 per cent of voters would change their mind on how they would vote, it's obvious that the number of political orphans not particularly compelled by any of the leaders or their platforms is running high. Even though the government is declaring an early start to the campaign, hoping that will give some extra time for the front-running Fran ois Legault and his Coalition Avenir Qu bec party to trip up and lose its lead, everything will still be decided during a relatively brief period of 39 days. Those who have thrown their hats in the political ring know they have to offer something audacious or populist enough to grab their attention and motivate them to cast their ballot in a months' time. All parties have declared their intent not to make it a point of contention even the PQ. That means Quebecers will have the luxury or the very strange sensation of not having to vote for or against a party with that specific threat or goal, depending on which side of the political spectrum you find yourself being on their mind. ; Given the number of uninspired and undecided voters there is no question that this election will be first and foremost about identity politics. An added element in the Oct. 1 election is that for the first time in a long time, the topic of Quebec sovereignty won't be a primary voting issue. ( As reported in the news.