Archive: Show #135 "Charest Decision"

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Will he or won't he? Jean Charest is announcing today whether he'll make the jump to Quebec politics and take on Lucien Bouchard. All indications are that he's as good as gone - and that could mean one of the most thrilling battles in the history of Canadian politics. We'll take an in-depth look at what this titanic matchup means for Quebec, Canada, and the future of the Tory party. Also, it was down to the wire in the Nova Scotia elections, with disgruntled voters sending a message to the governing Liberals. They clung to power - just barely - by tying the surging NDP at 19 seats apiece. An interview with Tory advisor Tim Ralfe, followed by analysis from Edward Greenspan of The Globe and Mail; Susan Riley of The Ottawa Citizen; and Gilles Paquet of the University of Toronto
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Oct 11, 1998