That distinct society thing

A Montreal Gazette reporter and headline writer sum things up nicely:

Again, Quebec’s distinct: we don’t want tax cuts

Even toughened pollsters are amazed by the sheer mass of Quebecers who don’t want lower taxes.

It might lead some people to think Quebecers are crazy, said Christian Bourque of Léger Marketing, whose firm ran a post-budget poll that found 70 per cent of Quebecers are opposed to the $950 million in tax cuts announced in last week’s provincial budget.

“One way to look at it is that we’re the only people in North America not to want a tax cut,” he said in a follow-up interview. But looked at another way, it’s perfectly rational, he said: merely people acting in self-interest – the most normal of political responses….

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