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Charest is his own broken record, or is it cassette tape?

Quebec Premier Jean Charest speaks at a rally in his riding of Sherbrooke, on July 31, 2012.

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Jean Charest accuses Pauline Marois of always saying the same things about allegations of corruption in the Quebec Liberal government.

Whenever Mr. Charest is asked to respond to the Parti Québécois Leader's attacks, he answers that she is sounding like a broken record or, as he likes to say in French and English, a cassette tape..

"My adversaries are always playing the same cassette tape. Let's call it a cassette tape because they will play it often given that Ms. Mrois has nothing to say on the economy," Mr. Charest said. "We know it, we'll frequently hear that cassette tape."

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In fact, one could say that Mr. Charest's uses his line about the "cassette tape" so often that he is also starting to sound like a tape deck. It probably takes one to know one.

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Daniel Leblanc studied political science at the University of Ottawa and journalism at Carleton University. He became a full-time reporter in 1998, first at the Ottawa Citizen and then in the Ottawa bureau of The Globe and Mail. More

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