POLITICS

Tom Mulcair speaks to reporters after Quebec election call

03/05/2014 11:11 EST | Updated 05/05/2014 05:59 EDT
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is expected to face questions from reporters about the election call in Quebec and the Fair Elections Act in Ottawa in remarks after his weekly party caucus Wednesday.

Federal political leaders are keeping a close eye on Quebec’s election, but are not likely to intervene too directly. Mulcair has fully three-quarters of all Quebec MPs in his caucus, and he has already given the order for them to stay out of the campaign.

CBC will be carrying his comments live.

In launching the campaign, Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois kept her message clearly focused on the economy.

With no mention of sovereignty or the contentious Charter of Values, there is no direct challenge to Ottawa.

The closest Marois came to alluding to sovereignty was in her direct pitch to Quebecers to vote for her party, "It's to (voters) now to make a choice, the only interesting choice for Quebec's future."