Duceppe Stepping Down

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.

What Do We Know About Strategic Voting?

The concept of strategic voting is widely used by political parties and the media since the beginning of the campaign. It is assumed that it is a widespread behaviour because Canada has a "winner-takes-all" electoral system. There are two very simple conditions for a vote to be qualified as strategic: first, a voter must not vote for her preferred party, and second, behave this way in order to block a worse option. As we shall see, this straightforward definition has enormous consequences when it comes to quantifying strategic voting.

NDP MP Bolts Party To Join Bloc

OTTAWA - NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was hit with a double whammy Thursday as one of his Quebec MPs bolted to the separatist Bloc Quebecois.Claude Patry's defection simultaneously raised doubts about the N...

You Can Run But You Can't Hide

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?