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Joseph Facal was a cabinet minister in the Parti Québécois governments of Lucien Bouchard and Bernard Landry between 1998 and 2003. He now teaches sociology and management at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Montreal and writes a column for the mass-circulation tabloid Le Journal de Montréal and a blog on Le Journal’s website. We present excerpts from his blog, containing some of his more trenchant observations on Quebec’s recent election campaign. These articles were translated by Bob Chodos.

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