Another interesting article from The Gazette.
Mr Macpherson criticizes severely and rightfully Jean Charest for being « a servant not of the public interest, like Lévesque, but of his own interests, and of those of rich patrons such as Paul Desmarais. »
What I find interesting in this article are Macpherson’s praises for Lévesque.
« Quebecers may seek out the video out of curiosity, for a rare public glimpse behind the gates of Sagard at the private lifestyle of one of their richest families. If they do, they will also see their premier appearing to enjoy the private company of ostentatious wealth, in surroundings that would have made Lévesque chafe.
And that may reinforce a negative image of Charest as a servant not of the public interest, like Lévesque, but of his own interests, and of those of rich patrons such as Paul Desmarais. »
« They don’t seem to make political leaders like Lévesque anymore, men or women of the people with whom voters can identify. »
Lévesque, the big bad separatist, was a great political figure and a great man.
On a dit de lui que l’histoire dira qu’il fait partie de la courte liste des libérateurs de peuples.
J’ai récemment écrit que Jean Charest n’était qu’un gnome d’État. La comparaison avec Lévesque ne le fait que paraître encore plus cruellement petit.