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Logotype of the Government of Quebec
Formation: December 25, 1980
State: Nouveau Quebecois
Legislature: Assemblée Nationale du Québec
"National Assembly of Quebec"
Head of Government: Cédric Lésage
Head of Clergy: Saint Maria Cordéaux
This article contains a list of prominent governing officials residing in The New Quebec State. The list starts with the established Premier of Quebec, Cédric Lésage, and the reigning Cleric, Maria Cordéaux.
Nouveau Quebecois is a Federal, Parliamentary Republic, Catholic theocracy, and last remaining Crusader State in existence. Critics of the current Premier additionally identify the state as a Clerical Fascist country, against the government's claims. It is governed by two branches of legislature, the National Assembly of Quebec (French: Assemblée Nationale du Québec), the parliamentary legislature which constitutes elected representatives of the state, and the Church of Montreal (French: Église du Montréal), the theocratic legislature which is the authoritarian-illiberal theocratic element of the Quebec government. The 24th Premier Cédric Lésage oversees both legislative branches, while effective deputy Saint Maria Cordéaux oversees strictly the theocratic legislature under the Premier. Premier Cédric Lésage is accredited with adopting "The New System" (French: Le Nouveau Système) which abolishes population-zone based voting for geographical based voting, giving regions with less-population equal voting power with comparative population zones. The goal of The New System is to allow all citizens of all classes, backgrounds, and residence to be equally represented without being oppressed by a "tyranny of the majority".
The government of Quebec takes the majority of its revenue through a low progressive income tax (aprox. 15% c. 1980), and various other taxes (such as carbon, corporate and capital gains taxes), equalization payments from the federal government, transfer payments from other provinces and direct payments. By some measures Quebec was the highest taxed province which attributed to secession. Lésage's government promised to reduce the taxes in exchange of popular support.
The government of Quebec awards an order of merit called the National Order of Quebec (French: l'Ordre National du Québec). It is the Quebecois-equivalent to the Congressional Medal of Honour. It is often attributed to members of the Sûreté du Québec though it can be awarded to any citizen. Reigning Cleric of Quebec Saint Maria Cordéaux is a recipient.
Since December 25, 1980
"Pour les France, il n'y a pas
de vie sans souffrance."
"For the French, there is not life
Style: His Reverend
Reign: December 25, 1980 - Present
Coronated: December 26, 1980
Predecessor: René Lévesque
Member of: Government of Quebec
Popular Support: 10/19 Ridings (52%)
- Nouveau Quebecois
Service Branch: Catholic Cell
Years of Service: 1979 - 1980
Rank: Squad Leader
Wars: Secessionist War
Born: February 4 (Age 21)
Political Party: Union Nationale
Spouse: Corinne Lagarde
Parents: Jean Lésage, Maria Corgnet
Religion: Church of Montréal (Catholic)
Cédric 'Alexandra' Lésage (born February 4, age 21) serves as the 24th Premier of Quebec and the 1st Premier of The New Quebec State since December 25, 1980, the day of it's establishment. He rose to power after uniting partisans of the Union Nationale, Front de Libération du Québec, National Unity Party, and various other breakaway separatists into a Catholic-dominated Secessionist force to form a new national federation of Quebec.
His reign was later labeled as La Nouveau-Noirceur ("The New Darkness") by his critics, in reference to the Catholic fascist-esque rule of Maurice Duplessis, but is also considered the greatest period of Quebec history by traditionalist conservatives who point out the Lésage government's support of libertarian economic and conservative social development based on strong family values routed in Catholic tradition, support of private property rights vis-a-vis growing state and labour union challenges, and his strong opposition not only to Communism, but also to secularism, leftist-separatism, and non-conservative political trends and movements that have changed and fragmented Quebec politics and society over the difficult national reformation come the end of the Secessionist War, starting with the Quiet Revolution of the 1960s under his predecessor René Lévesque.
During the Secessionist War, the liberal, far-left and Canadian loyalists were unsuccessful in challenging the dominance of Lésage's Union Nationale in 3 elections following the emergence of The New Quebec State.
Lésage championed rural areas, provincial rights, economic development, strong investment in Catholic education and anti-Communism, and had a hard stance with the trade unions. His political allignment is often considered a radical variant of Clerical Fascism, although Lésage detests this claim.
Lésage was born in Laval, across the Prairies River from Montreal. The son of huntress Maria Corgnet and local liberal politician Jean Lésage, Lésage was born into an atheist family. Lésage was trained with rifles, hunting minor game in his youth, and was "considerably skilled" with the Canadian Ross Rifle and fascinated with combat and war-games as reported by neighbours and childhood friends. He was distant from his parents, however, having run away from home on four different occasions. In all four accounts, the Sûreté du Québec reported his desires to flee to France and enlist in the French Foreign Legion, who eventually blacklisted him from the organisation.
Lésage temporarily moved to Montreal at age 15 and studied at the Université de Montréal where Lésage adopted Catholicism. He obtained degrees in Theological Studies, Biblical Research, and Philosophy, but was reportedly a troublesome and highly politicised student, scoring poorly in other mandatory subjects apart from languages. Lésage would comment on this, "what other studies matter apart from that of Christ the King?" Historians agree that Lésage was quickly radicalised in the Université de Montréal and condemn the institution for it. Lésage would place the school under "special protective status" after seizing power. Lésage owes his conversion to Catholicism to an "especially pious Montrealer" presumed to be Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, a French Catholic visiting Montreal at the time of Lésage's residence.
In January of 1980, he returned to his home town during the rising tensions of the upcoming Secessionist War. While both his parents fought on the sides of the loyalists, Lésage opted for Secession. His father was killed in action participating in the defence of Laval, and his mother was banished from the city before fleeing to the now-capital of Canada, Vancouver, where she resides today. Lésage has not revoked this official banishment, and is presumably not in contact with his family today.
Lésage was quick to take up partisan action against the "Federalists" and joined the Catholic Cell of Laval against his parents wishes. Partisan fighting for Lésage and other young fighters of the Catholic Cell was quite surreal. In the daytime, he would awake before his parents, steal his father's rifles and cartridges, participate in line-battles with "Federalists", firing over and across the Prairies River, return just in time before dinner to return his father's rifle and replace spent cartridges with wooden blanks, finish homework for schooling, before going to bed. On school days, Lésage and other young Secessionists would carve holes in their textbooks and bibles, and hide pistols within them to participate in combat during lunch breaks.
On the eves before battle, Lésage would reportedly be seen romanticizing with Maria Cordéaux by the Prairies River whenever combat were not being held there. Cordéaux, then Standard-Bearer of the Catholic Cell of Secessionists, would later be appointed Cleric of Quebec and in-charge of religious affairs of Quebec by Lésage. Because of this, rumours of affairs between Lésage and Cordéaux persist today, despite the former being lawfully wed.
Lésage would later lead Catholic forces in a charge across the Prairies River in what would be known as the Final Battle of the River Prairies, where Catholic Forces drove "Federalists" out of Laval. Lésage's father, Jean Lésage, would be killed in this battle on the side of the Federalists when his weapon misfired fake wooden bullets that had been substituted by Lésage, who was using his father's real bullets. Lésage, though adamant about the death of his father, was and remains apathetic about the circumstances of his death, stating "[my father] was not forgiven by Christ on Earth, perhaps [he] will be forgiven by the Lord in Heaven."
Lésage was hailed as paramount to the Catholic victory at the River Prairies, and would later find himself leading Catholic Forces across Laval in the greater scope of the Secessionist War. Lésage retired from frontline combat to become an acting chaplain though he would detest this role as he states, "Chaplains are not necessary when the entire corp is composed of devout and pious men." Lésage would involved himself in the politics of combat, unifying various Secessionist Forces in a military campaign westwards into The Greater Toronto Area, then eastwards into Labrador. On his campaigns, he met and married Canadian athlete Corinne Lagarde.
Lésage favoured rural progress and free-markets over city development and introduced various agricultural credits during his first term. This would later lead to the popular degrade of The Greater Toronto Area under Quebecois rule. Lésage was also noted for investment in social services and education in Catholic schools. Lésage also supported mandatory military service for youths aged 14 to 19, but opposed Quebecois involvement in the various proxy wars of the Cold War, and only deployed paramilitary forces to further Catholic interests. His rise to power in the Union Nationale and subsequent Catholic-conversion of it has often had the active support of the Roman Catholic Church. He would reiterate the campaigning phrases of Maurice Duplessis, often citing him as inspiration, and in political campaigns often employed the slogan "Le ciel est bleu; l'enfer est rouge" ("Heaven is blue (UN); Hell is red (Liberal)"). The government sponsored persecution of religious sects opposed to Catholicsm and systematic persecution of non-Catholics under the reign of the Church of Montreal, now going on in The New Quebec State, with enthusiastic official and judicial sanction, has taken a turn which suggests that the Sûreté du Québec has transformed into an Inquisition that has returned to French Canada. For this and other policies enforcing the dominance of the Catholic Church, strict immigration policies, and lack of personal and societal freedoms has warranted him Clerical Fascist categorisation by critics.
Lésage is often credited with the radicalisation and militarisation of the Sûreté du Québec. As the only acting law-enforcement and military agency in The New Quebec State, the Sûreté du Québec has become a paramilitary and special-forces structure as opposed to a civil police force most critics recall. The Sûreté du Québec is often given religiously motivated special tasks to enforce Catholic dominance in it's population, becoming the root of religious persecution and discrimination in Quebec. This has warranted him the nickname of "The Inquisitor" among oppressed sects in Quebec.
In foreign affairs, Lésage has maintained cordial relations with the Republic of Ireland, citing their mutual anti-Anglo sentiment and sympathy for the Irish Republican Army, who supported the Secessionists. Lésage also maintains strong relations with France who were the prime supporters of Quebecois Secessionist apart from The United States who hosts the closest relations and frequent trade with Quebec. Lésage, though adamant in support of reforming ties with Canada, is also a fierce backer of the Greater Quebec geographical theory which dampens relations between the two nations.
Apart from condemnation and accusations of religious fanaticism and political persecution, Lésage is often the centre of election-rigging controversies. The electoral system put in place by Lésage, dubbed "Le Nouveau Système" ("The New System"), abolishes population-zone based voting for geographical based voting, giving regions with greater opposition and greater population equal electoral power with less-populated rural areas where Lésage enjoys the most support. Critics state that only because of this system, Union Nationale has been able to maintain illegal dominance over Quebec for four elections through, despite having never won the popular vote.
Lésage is also the centre of allegations of unfaithfulness and infidelity. Accusations of unlawful romantic relations with Saint Maria Cordéaux, effective deputy to Lésage, run rampant through parliament and regions with high opposition to Lésage.
Since December 26, 1980
"Ne pensez pas aux victoires que Dieu vous apporte.
Pensez aux victoires que vous apportez à Dieu."
"Do not think about the victories the Lord can bring you.
Think only of the victories you can bring to the Lord."
Ordination: December 20, 1980
Reign: December 26, 1980 - Present
Predecessor: Position Established
- Church of Montréal
- Government of Quebec
- Nouveau Quebecois
Service Branch: Catholic Cell
Years of Service: 1976 - 1980
Rank: Standard Bearer
Wars: Secessionist War
Born: December 10 (Age 19)
Political Party: Union Nationale
Parents: Joseph Cordéaux, Femillia Castellano
Religion: Church of Montréal (Catholic)
Maria 'Leighton' Cordéaux (born December 10, age 19), canonized as "Virgin Saint Cordéaux" by the Church of Montréal, is the acting Cleric of Quebec and the only living Saint under the Church of Montréal and Roman Catholic Church, though is not venerated in the latter. As Cleric of Quebec, she is the sole authority for religious governance in Quebec and effective deputy to Premier of Quebec Cédric Lésage.
Characterized by her fair rule in her undemocratic office of governance, Saint Cordéaux has been the centre of religious worship and acclaim across Quebec. As acting Cleric for the Church of Montréal, she holds religious authority in her denomination comparable to the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, making Saint Cordéaux one of the highest-ranking female Christian officials to date.
During the Quebecois Secessionist War, Saint Cordéaux served in Laval's Catholic Cell as a Standard Bearer and field-medic, and participated in the Final Battle of the River Prairies, where Catholic Forces drove "Federalists" out of city. For the latter duration of the war, Cordéaux served as a principle propaganda and religious figure for Secessionist forces, and was responsible for dictating the Holy War. Cordéaux would never actually participate in a combat role during any of her engagements.
Maria 'Leighton' Cordéaux was born in Laval on the 10th of December, 1976. Her father, Joseph Cordéaux, was the Bishop for all churches in Laval. Her mother, Femillia Castellano, was a Spanish-immigrant, white-supremacist, and Francoist, who fled the Spanish Kingdom after Franco's death. Since Cordéaux was the only child for several years, Joseph wanted her to carry on the family name and secure the family fortune in religious affairs, however, her mother, Castellano, perpetuated the belief of Corruption in the Catholic Church and urged Cordéaux and her father to distance themselves from the Holy See. Cordéaux later had a younger brother, Amalie Cordéaux, who was fatally wounded at the age of 15 during a minor skirmish between Secessionist and Federalists on the outskirts of Montreal.
Saint Cordéaux fell in love with the arts and religion in her childhood. She began to paint Christian art and learned to read and write in Latin by creating original prayers at the age of twelve, making her trilingual (French, English, Latin). She was also athletic, and at the age of fifteen was a prolific dancer. Her mother was confident her daughter would grow up to be successful in the field of arts and therefore gave her full support, unlike her father, who was not interested in his daughter's artistic inclinations, and preferred she became more involved in religious affairs. When she was 17, Riefenstahl attended a presentation of David and Goliath which inspired her deeply. It was at this play where Cordéaux first met Lésage. At the dismay of her mother, Cordéaux pursued biblical studies. Her father instead wanted to provide his daughter with an education that could lead to a more dignified occupation then nunnery. At the warning of her mother, Cordéaux remained cautious of the Catholic Church, up until the outbreak of the Secessionist War.