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There’s no need to fear populism coming to Canada

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The number of times someone has mentioned the name Jean Charest to me in the past decade, even if just in passing, is close to zero. The only time the former federal Progressive Conservative leader and Quebec Liberal Premier has […]

The number of times someone has mentioned the name Jean Charest to me in the past decade, even if just in passing, is close to zero.

The only time the former federal Progressive Conservative leader and Quebec Liberal Premier has really come up in conversation has been in the context of: “Omg, did you hear Charest was consulting for Huawei to help them deal with the Meng Wanzhou issue?!” (Yes, he really did.)

Other than that, nobody ever talks about this guy and nobody under 45 who lives outside of Quebec even knows who he is — and yet for some reason there are over a dozen news stories right now about Charest that are hyping him up as the potential hero of the upcoming federal Conservative leadership race.

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