Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | Categories: Episodes
It's Tuesday April 26th.
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff accused Jack Layton and Stephen Harper of being "career politicians"
And to prove he has no interest in being a career politician, Ignatieff became the leader of the Liberal Party.
This is the Current.
Quebec Sovereignty Vote - Bernard St. Laurent
Not so long ago, if you listened to the pundits this was going to be a ho-hum federal election. It had been characterized as a two-horse race between the Conservatives and the Liberals with the Conservatives off to a big head start. But a big surge by the NDP in Quebec has taken even the pollsters by surprise.
And it appears the Bloc Quebecois, has been bleeding support to Jack Layton and the New Democrats. So much so that Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe has brought out the big guns. Former Parti Québécois premier Jacques Parizeau hit the campaign trail yesterday appealing to stalwart sovereigntists to get out the vote. We aired a clip.
Bernard St. Laurent is the host of Radio Noon Montreal and C'est La Vie on CBC Radio One. He has reported on countless federal campaigns from Quebec. And after all the campaigns he's covered, he considers this one unique. Bernard St. Laurent joined us from Montreal.
Quebec Sovereignty Vote - Peggy Curran
Peggy Curran has been watching the Bloc Quebecois's campaign up close. She's a columnist for the Montreal Gazette, and she was on Gilles Duceppe's bus last week.
Quebec Sovereignty Vote - Daniel Turp
Our next guest still sees a lot of vitality in the sovereignty movement in today's Quebec. Daniel Turp is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the Universite de Montreal. He's also a former Member of Parliament with the Bloc Quebecois and was also a Member of the Quebec National Assembly with the Parti Québécois. Daniel Turp was in Montreal this morning.
Other segments from today's show: