March 22, 2016
Alexandre Boulerice is 'The Vicar of Bray' of The NDP-Quebec
The principle work of Thomas Fuller (d.1661), "Worthies of England", describes the character of 'The Vicar of Bray" a parson who served the Establishment wearing successive colours and mouthing contrasting commitments during the heady ideological vicissitudes which befell The Church of England as Monarchs came and went in the English Reformation:
— Worthies of England, Published 1662
Alexandre Boulerice is playing the Mulcair-Booster card as his penance for his regrettable compassion for the Palestinians
As a Former Quebecer of Quebecers I was very interested to read this article featuring Alexandre Boulerice a current leader of the Quebec NDP . It was the same Alexandre Boulerice who is now the NDP Quebec lieutenant in the bureaucracy who as a new yet idealistic Quebec NDP MP published a petition during the Israeli attack on Gaza protesting "the disproportionate number of deaths in Gaza" and stating the only solution is the end of the occupation of the West Bank and the siege of Gaza according to the Fourth Geneva Convention and UN Resolutions.
NDP Leader Mulcair disciplined and silenced Mr. Boulerice for his petition. Mulcair who has stated he is an ardent support of Israel “in all situations, in all circumstances.” also opposed an NDP policy resolution in 2006 that highlighted Israeli injustices.
Thomas Mulcair led a caucus revolt against Jack Layton when he criticized the Harper government’s decision not to participate in the Durban 2 conference on Human Rights. In 2010, he publicly criticized his caucus colleague, Libby Davies, when she said the occupation of Palestine began with the Israeli takeover of Palestine.....
All the above and this "boost" from Alexandre Boulerice is too transparently opportunist to really require comment, but since Alexandre Boulerice is playing the Mulcair-Booster card as his penance for his regrettable compassion for the Palestinians, I name him as a notorious vendu - The Quebecois 'Vicar of Bray' of the NDP-NPD's ideological shift and shimmies.
A timely reminder:: Seymour M. Hersh on the chemical attacks trail back to the Syrian rebels, 17 April 2014
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