07/24/2012 07:23 EDT | Updated 09/23/2012 05:12 EDT

Charest refers to possible election, criticizes Marois

Quebec Premier Jean Charest spoke to reporters at the National Assembly Tuesday. He was there to unveil a new deal with the Grand Council of the Crees. He was also asked about the current political climate in Quebec.

He said it's ripe for some good debate, despite being somewhat volatile.

Charest refused to confirm word of an upcoming election call.

Political insiders expect it to come next Wednesday.