Bloc Québécois

Bloc Quebecois VP Quits, Cites Personality Clash With Leader

CP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada Politics

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 ...

Why I Chose the NDP Over the Quebec Sovereignty Movement

Maria Mourani | Posted 01.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Maria Mourani

The NDP offers a unique political agenda at the federal level, capable of building bridges between Canadians of different stripes. Tom Mulcair is an experienced politician who provides reassuring, strong, well-respected, and balanced leadership. He knows the issues like the back of his hand. Under his guidance, the NDP has become a formidable Official Opposition.

Hardline Sovereigntist Chosen As New Bloc Leader

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Politics

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.Mar...

What I Learned This Week: The Precarious Future of Voting

Andy Nulman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

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.

Althia Raj

Bloc Complaint Spurs Review Of NDP Mailings | Althia Raj | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Politics

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 la...


CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebecers will go the polls next month with the Parti Quebecois chasing a majority government that could eventually march the province towa...


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe says he will not run in the next Quebec election.Duceppe told The Canadian Press on Monday he won...

Sovereigntists Angered As Ottawa Steps Into Secession Law Dispute

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Leaders of Quebec's sovereignty movement are gearing up for a fight with the federal government over its decision to intervene in a provinc...

Tories Can't Close The Gap: Poll

CBC | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Politics

A new poll suggests that federally the Conservatives aren't closing the gap on the Liberals as summer begins. The Nanos survey conducted i...

Bloc To Attack Clarity Act, Make Life Difficult For NDP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Bloc Quebecois is trying to put its New Democratic Party rivals on the hot seat.The Bloc, which was decimated by the NDP in Quebec in the...

Hot Topics And Hot Dogs For The Federal Leader BBQ Circuit

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 07.03.2012 | Canada Politics

Now that Parliament's quiet for the summer, the federal leaders' BBQ circuit is in full swing, having started in Quebec last week and continues throug...

Mulcair and Harper's Quebec Tug-of-War

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

According to Thomas Mulcair, the recently crowned federal NDP leader, the fact that Prime Minister Stephen Harper would consult former Tory prime minister Brian Mulroney about Quebec, proves how little he understands that province. Really? Or is this Mulcair just shaking in his boots because this is a plot by Harper to regain support in Quebec?

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? The Historic Federal Election

John Laforet | Posted 02.25.2012 | Canada
John Laforet

For the first time since Confederation, the once mighty Liberal Party of Canada was neither the government or official opposition. Layton became the first New Democrat to be sworn in as Her Majesty's Official Leader of the Opposition, another historic moment brought to us by May 2nd's election.

Next Bloc Leader Has Work Cut Out

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - New Bloc Quebecois leader Daniel Paille came out swinging in his first few moments on the job Sunday, blasting both the Conservative govern...

Althia Raj

Bloc Quebecois Leadership Race Takes Shape | Althia Raj | Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada Politics

The Bloc Quebecois announced Monday that three former and current MPs are running for the party's top job. Jean-Francois Fortin, the 38-year-old MP...

MP Maria Mourani To Seek Leadership Of Bloc

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Bloc Quebecois MP Maria Mourani is going to run for the leadership of the party.Mourani is urging sovereigntists to join the Bloc in order ...

Curzi Would Be Willing To Take Marois' Job

CP | Jocelyne Richer, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2011 | Canada

QUEBEC - Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois has insisted she's not going anywhere but a former member of her caucus said Friday he's ready to repla...

The One Ottawa Job No One Wants

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 10.26.2011 | Canada Politics

Stripped of its status as an official party in the House of Commons, the Bloc Québécois is still smarting from the electoral pasting it received on ...

You Can Run But You Can't Hide

Keith Beardsley | Posted 10.15.2011 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

Knowing whether or not someone wants to break up the country is a valid concern for a Quebec MP as well as all NDP, Conservative and Liberal MPs. Unfortunately, the questionnaire regarding past political affiliations was only sent to the NDP members; why not send it to all Quebec MPs?

Duceppe Sticking Around After All?

CP | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - A debate is brewing within the Bloc Quebecois about whether to delay the leadership race to replace Gilles Duceppe and instead spend a year...

The Nycole Turmel Issue Is Good Political Theatre

Keith Beardsley | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

For all of the parties and for each MP, the issue of Bloc Québécois membership should really boil down to a simple question. Do you still support separatism? Yes or no? No waffling allowed.

Once a Separatist, Always a Separatist?

Paul Mott | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada
Paul Mott

Minister of Transport Denis Lebel's Bloc Québécois story differs from that of Nycole Turmel's. He walked away from the separatist gang more than a decade ago, not months ago. And, of course, the biggest difference between them is that he's not the leader of the party.

Turmel's Sovereigntist History Not Surprising

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada

Nycole Turmel’s history with sovereigntist parties in Quebec may came as a shock to some, but to anyone familiar with the political landscape of the...

Quebec, the NDP and Nycole Turmel: Let the Tumultuous Times Begin

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

The last two weeks have proven to be a tumultuous time for Canadian politics as our nation learned of the tragic news of Mr. Layton's cancer and his c...

Media Prepares To Declare NDP Dead In Wake Of Turmel Controversy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.03.2011 | Canada

It's barely been two months since Canadians elected a new majority government and a new Official Opposition, but the country's media appeared ready We...