Article text size A. Even in Quebec, considered the most tolerant province, it seems that it is all right for a political leader to be gay - just not too gay. Rather, they say he's failed to click with voters because they question his judgment he took cocaine while a cabinet ministeror are repelled by his pedantic - bordering on arrogant - demeanour, or turned off by his lack of substance. Published March 3, Updated April 25, Follow Konrad Yakabuski on Twitter konradyakabuski.
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While few would openly admit their prejudices, Mr. He unabashedly flirted with Dany Turcotte, the show's comic sidekick, who, until then, had not publicly acknowledged his homosexuality. Gay politicians have existed as long as politics and have been tolerated - as long as they stayed in the closet or at least just didn't "flaunt" their sexuality. Boisclair can't say as much," he blared, adding that Mr. The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Boisclair's homosexuality was a "negative factor" in regional voters' perception of him.
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