Bloc Québécois

Duceppe Stepping Down

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Politics

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.

Bloc Improves Seat Count, Still Not At Official Party Status

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics

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.

Stunned NDP Lose Big In Quebec

CP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Politics

The federal Liberal brand was rehabilitated Monday as the party picked up its highest number of seats in the province since the 1980s.

A Look Back At The Marathon Election Campaign

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Politics

Eleven weeks later, here we are.

Catherine Lévesque

Gilles Duceppe Says The 'Bloc Canada' Is Not Quebec's Friend | Catherine Lévesque | Posted 10.18.2015 | Canada Politics

"I believe that the other three parties - which I call the 'Bloc Canada' - are basically the same on many, many issues."

Duceppe Says Bloc 'Closer Than Ever' To Holding Balance Of Power

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2015 | Canada Politics

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.

Comparing the Federal Party Policies on Climate Change

Ecojustice | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Impact

Climate change is a serious problem that must be taken seriously by our elected officials. We need our federal government to take action and reduce Canada's emissions now. So when you head to the polls on October 19, make sure you know where the candidates in your riding stand on climate change, and vote for someone you can trust to stand up for a healthy environment and low-carbon future that benefits us all.

How Federal Leaders Will Try To Seal The Deal With Voters

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2015 | Canada Politics

The NDP appears to be losing steam, the Liberals are holding steady, and support for the Conservatives is on the rise.

What History Reveals About How Quebecers Vote

CP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Politics

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 —...

Victory Of Catalonia's Pro-Independence Party Delights Duceppe

CP National News | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Politics

"We are always happy to see nations make progress in their quest to become countries.''

Quebec Vote Has No Say In Harper's Fate

Alain Miville de Chêne | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Politics
Alain Miville de Chêne

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.

Anyone But Harper Means Trouble for the Bloc

Denis Forcier | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Denis Forcier

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.

Duceppe Favours Notwithstanding Clause To Ban Niqab

CBC | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics

The constitutional measure was put in place "precisely for this kind of situation," he added.

Bloc Candidate 'Profoundly Sorry' For Facebook Post

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2015 | Canada Politics

Chantal St-Onge said she thought she was endorsing an anti-austerity protest and did not look carefully at who was hosting it.

Bloc Releases Inflammatory Ad To Court NDP Voters

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Politics

"A Bond film intro-inspired acid trip?"

Why The Bloc May Soon Disappear

The Huffington Post Canada | Bryan Breguet | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Politics

The most recent projections describe a situation in which it is unlikely the party will win a single seat.

Bloc Campaign A Lonely Affair

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Politics

"The 2015 campaign is not like the 2011 campaign."

Last Bloc Standing: Fighting To Retain BQ's Last Seat

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada's current longest-serving federal politician acknowledges this could be the fight of his life.

Duceppe Won't Predict How Many Seats He Can Win

CP | Posted 08.08.2015 | Canada Politics

The Bloc has named 73 candidates so far and has promised to run in all of Quebec's 78 ridings.

Gilles Duceppe Offers a Win-Win Alternative to Quebec Voters

Jean-François Daoust | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Jean-François Daoust

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.

Look Who's Making A Comeback

CP | Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Politics

Gilles Duceppe is set to return to his post as leader of the Bloc Québécois.

Former Quebec Separatist Premier Jacques Parizeau Dies

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Politics

Love him or hate him, there was no question of where Parizeau stood — unabashedly in favour of Quebec sovereignty.

David Cameron Borrows From Harper's Election Playbook

Christopher Sands | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

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.

Bloc Website Hacked By 'Islamic' Group

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Politics

The official website of the Bloc Québécois was hacked Monday morning by an Albanian-based group calling itself the "United Islamic Cyber Force." ...

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 ...