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The Bloc MP criticized the GG's office for the cost of "little trips and little canapés."
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No other candidates emerged to oppose her
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Duceppe led the Bloc to victory in just 10 of Quebec's 78 ridings in Monday's federal election and saw the party's share of the popular vote drop to below 20 per cent.
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After winning a mere four seats in 2011, the Bloc won or was leading in 10 ridings, just two off the magic number of 12.
The federal Liberal brand was rehabilitated Monday as the party picked up its highest number of seats in the province since the 1980s.
Eleven weeks later, here we are.
"I believe that the other three parties - which I call the 'Bloc Canada' - are basically the same on many, many issues."
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Duceppe believes the tight three-way battle shaping up between the Bloc, Liberals, and NDP for the province's francophone vote could benefit his party on Oct. 19.
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The NDP appears to be losing steam, the Liberals are holding steady, and support for the Conservatives is on the rise.
MONTREAL — Come federal election time in Quebec, it's all about the bloc. In almost every federal election for the last 100 years, one party — be it the Liberals, the Bloc Quebecois, the NDP or the Pr...
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"We are always happy to see nations make progress in their quest to become countries.''
Since 1993 there were five elections, none of which were determined by Quebec's participation. None. The Quebecois vote has been meaningless federally for a long time. In 2011 Harper had only five members elected in Quebec, having had 10 in each of the previous two elections, and he still obtained a strong majority.
In a strange way sovereignists share in the shame over Harper's Canada and want to react against it. As a result, they have decided to support the NDP instead of the Bloc, if the latest polls are any indication. And there's the rub, because that support seems completely illogical, and provides federalists with a potential political trap they will quickly spring against sovereignists.If the sovereignist vote for the NDP translates into a loss for Gilles Duceppe and the Bloc Québécois, we'll end up with only federalist parties and MPs in Ottawa.
The constitutional measure was put in place "precisely for this kind of situation," he added.
Chantal St-Onge said she thought she was endorsing an anti-austerity protest and did not look carefully at who was hosting it.
"A Bond film intro-inspired acid trip?"
The most recent projections describe a situation in which it is unlikely the party will win a single seat.
"The 2015 campaign is not like the 2011 campaign."
Canada's current longest-serving federal politician acknowledges this could be the fight of his life.
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The Bloc has named 73 candidates so far and has promised to run in all of Quebec's 78 ridings.
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Now that Gilles Duceppe is back and has declared his willingness to support a coalition that would offer an alternative to the Conservatives and which is in Quebec's interest, the dilemma for voters in the province changes dramatically.
Gilles Duceppe is set to return to his post as leader of the Bloc Québécois.
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Love him or hate him, there was no question of where Parizeau stood — unabashedly in favour of Quebec sovereignty.
In Canada, Stephen Harper led two minority governments before his 2011 win gave him a solid majority. Britain's David Cameron became prime minister in 2010 by virtue of a coalition with the Liberal Democrats and would clearly prefer a majority of his own. By imitating Harper's Canadian Crunch, he may have improved his chances.
The official website of the Bloc Québécois was hacked Monday morning by an Albanian-based group calling itself the "United Islamic Cyber Force." At around 9 a.m. ET, visitors to blocquebecois.org were...
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MONTREAL - The vice-president of the Bloc Quebecois has resigned because of a personality conflict with Leader Mario Beaulieu, one of the party's two remaining MPs said Wednesday.Louis Plamondon said...
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MONTREAL - The new head of the Bloc Quebecois says he plans to recapture the hearts of Quebec voters by putting a greater emphasis on independence.Mario Beaulieu, an ardent sovereigntist and the forme...
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Well, cross another one off the bucket list, as last Monday I made my debut as a TV political commentator. Given my career path and my reputation, the aforementioned gig seems strange and incongruous. But those who know me know my political passion, especially these days as Quebec and Montreal try to redefine their places in a rapidly-changing world.
OTTAWA – The NDP is defending its use of taxpayer money to send mass mailings to hundreds of thousands of homes in advance of three byelections last year. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair told reporters Tues...