Infoman, the French language equivalent to the Rick Mercer Report on Radio Canada, pointed out the obvious and made fun of Jack Layton's French Thursday. It is really bad. Seriously, practice man! It isn't just bad ad lib like Dion's English. It is bad when read!
Hopefully, this will be Layton's last election.
Infoman also made fun of Young Liberals in Ottawa who apparently don't understand a single word of French. The show laughed at the Bloc's much ado about a bus. The Green Party's Elizabeth May wasn't made fun of and was even allowed to ridicule Harper driving accross the street to the Governor General's office.
If the NDP has any hope in this election in French Canada, it has to hide Layton and advertise "end the war now" ad nauseum.
The Téléjournal on Radio-Canada presented Jack Layton promising to inject funds into manufacturing (ie, Ontario) and mentioned the NDP's million dollar Quebec advertising budget against the war. If I remember the quote "because of Mulclair, the NDP seem to think they can do well in Quebec, pause for laghter, and are spending ONE MILLION DOLLARS in advertising in Quebec."
In short, Thursday was a bad day for the NDP in Quebec. On the other hand, they were mentioned on two of the most watched shows that night...