It is particularly ironic that François Legault announces a project to legislate freedom of expression in universities.
This is the same politician who, for more than a full year now, has been systematically suspending the fundamental freedoms of the population without any solid justification.
It is clear that our Prime Minister is using freedom of speech as a rattle to appease his nationalist base.
Essentially, freedom is not a true ideal to the premier, but rather a bait used to appease his base under certain circumstances.
Yet when it comes to attacking critical journalists, failing to be accountable to democracy, and forging a monopolistic public discourse, freedom suddenly becomes a trifle to be relayed into oblivion.
By its very nature, Quebec has a murky relationship with freedom.
François Legault’s management of the crisis is ample proof of this. Health extremism is praised by a huge part of the population as if it rhymes with the salvation of our souls. Basically, it is nothing but bluster and gratuitous coercion.
Quebec is not a haven of freedom and may never be one. The people of Quebec applaud their own subjugation, convinced of their own virtue.