CBC News “Quebec woman becomes instant star after debates“,
“it was a 53-year-old woman questioner who seemed to have won the hearts of many viewers.
Muguette Paillé, a 53-year-old unemployed woman from Sainte-Angèle-de-Prémont in Quebec’s Maurice region, asked the leaders about job creation, particularly for older workers, during the French-language debate.
Paillé quickly became a theme in the debate, as the leaders jumped on her comments to reinforce their policy ideas.
While the leaders were using her name, others were busy setting up Facebook sites declaring her the winner of the actual debate.
Paillé laughed at all of the attention during an interview with Radio-Canada after the debate.
Asked whether she feels she got an answer to her question, Paillé said she felt the leaders showed empathy, but what she wants is a job. [...]
Paillé’s question to the leaders was: “The unemployment rate is very high in the region. Steady jobs are scarce. It is hard for someone like me — I’m 53 — to find work. So I would like to know how you intend to create jobs in Quebec, particularly in my region, and how it will help people over the age of 50 find permanent jobs.”” [NOTE: CBC Corrections and Clarifications - An earlier version of this story incorrectly used the word "employment" in Muguette Paille's question. In fact, she said the "unemployment rate" was high.
April 14, 2011 | 12:59 p.m. "
Someone posted Mme Paillé's question in French onto YouTube.