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Macpherson: In politics, Quebec non-francophones don’t count

It’s electoral mathematics. There are simply many more francos than non-francos, controlling many more seats in Parliament and the Assembly.

“It’s because you don’t count.”

That’s what a francophone journalist told me back in 2003, after I remarked to him that the non-francophones who were the Quebec Liberal Party’s most loyal supporters were underrepresented in Jean Charest’s new Liberal cabinet.

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