Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The New Quebec Is Seen in the NDP Delegation to the House of Commmons

Just spent a day making a spread sheet of the new NDP caucus, with emphasis on the 58 (out of 75 possible) people elected from Quebec.

What an interesting bunch of people! In addition to the young people elected from Quebec--of which there's been a great deal of chat already--the number of recent arrivals in Canada is striking. Among them are the first person from the Dominican Republic, unionist José Mello-Nuñez--two young people of Vietnamese origin, and a half dozen new MPs of various ages from the Middle East will be sitting in Ottawa when Parliament reconvenes. All evidence that Quebec is far from a closed society...

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