The 2011 election campaign produced many surprises, but one trend has
been steady now for three elections: The decline of the Christian -and
specifically, Catholic -Liberal party voter.
For generations, the
Catholic voter was reliably Liberal. Largely Catholic Quebec belonged to
the Liberal party from Laurier until Trudeau. The great Catholic
immigrant populations voted as immigrants have largely done until
recently: Liberal. But there was more to it than that; Catholic leaders
identified with the Liberal party, so much so that while any hint of
partisanship toward Conservatives would be scrupulously avoided, Liberal
partisanship was often open and unremarkable.
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