Will hockey-loving Quebeckers send Tories to the penalty box?

The hockey-parent constituency, voters such as Marie-Chantal Morissette and Charles Vigneault, were instrumental in electing the Tories in Beauport-Limoilou in the last election. (Francis Vachon for The Globe and Mail).Source : Ingrid Peritz, Globe and Mail (Toronto), 19 avril 2011.

(…) “They say hockey here is a religion,” said Réjean Lemoine, a historian who lives in the Beauport-Limoilou riding. “But really, it’s a matter of life and death.” On this topic, Mr. Harper announced last month his government wouldn’t fund a new NHL-calibre hockey arena for the city – an arena that’s the centrepiece for the city’s near obsessive crusade to bring back its beloved Quebec Nordiques.Since then, the PM’s “non” has ricocheted along the café-lined streets, historic byways and suburban housing tracts of Beauport-Limoilou, a seat won by Conservative MP Sylvie Boucher by only 2,032 votes in the last race. (…)The Conservatives’ success in what’s considered the least conservative province in Canada became known as the Quebec City enigma. (…)

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