You can’t make people pay taxes in your Province – You need to persuade them

I’m forever struck by the stupidity and irrationality of politicians.  Consider today’s example, François Legault, leader of Québec’s Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), commenting on the decision of Canadian tennis star Eugénie Bouchard to become a resident of the Bahamas:

 “I think we should live where we were born, where we learned to play tennis and pay taxes in our country.”

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Any bets on the outcome of the Quebec election?

Recent polls are showing that the Quebec election is turning into something of a horse race going into the last week of the campaign.  The last poll, prepared by Leger Marketing for the Journal de Montreal, has the Parti Quebecois (PQ) a scant 5 percentage points ahead of the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ), who are themselves almost neck-and-neck with Jean Charest’s Liberals (see Eric Grenier’s usual excellent analysis over at threehundredandeight.com).  [Update:  CROP has a poll out in today’s La Presse showing the CAQ 5 percentage points behind the PQ, from 9 percentage points in their last poll.]  

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