Coalition Avenir Quebec

Banning Religious Attire Will Only Create More Division In Society

Jack Jedwab | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

It's too much to ask French citizens to explain how banning the burkini in any way diminishes security threats. If bans on religious attire that are so popular in France were indeed so constructive in the fight against terrorism why are the levels of anxiety continually on the rise in the country?

PQ To Military Families: Too Bad

CBC | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Politics

The Quebec government is refusing to back down on a controversial part of its new language bill, which would have a major impact on Quebec’s militar...

Don't Let the Hotheads Prevail In Quebec

John Laforet | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada
John Laforet

What the PQ fails to understand is that the continual sparring with the federal government and defiant support of succession, regardless of a demonstrated lack of public support for separation, creates an unstable environment for investors, who are in a position to strengthen the quality of life for all residents of Quebec. Here is to hoping cooler heads prevail.

The PQ is Right About One Thing -- Asbestos Needs to Go

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

While I disagree with many aspects of the Parti Québécois' current platform, if elected, the PQ has stated that it would essentially abolish the asbestos industry in Quebec. No other G8 country currently mines and exports this known cancer-causing agent. While Quebecers may be in for a rough ride on sovereignty, language and identity issues, this is one facet of the next would-be government that should have us all breathing a little easier.

Paging MDs

CBC | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Politics

A Quebec government under the Coalition Avenir Québec party would use the long-dormant notwithstanding clause in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms t...

Anti-Corruption Head Faces Corruption Allegations

CBC | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Politics

Coalition Avenir Québec star candidate Jacques Duchesneau has dismissed as "ludicrous" allegations from sources close to his 1998 Montreal mayoralty ...

Meet Quebec's Wildcard

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Jean Charest portrayed himself as a staunch defender of Quebec vis-a-vis Ottawa on Tuesday while at the same time trying to paint Francois ...

The Real Threat to Quebec's Heritage Is Not a Hijab

Nora Loreto | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Nora Loreto

In the election, the xenophobic comments and party promises such as banning religious symbols among public service workers all say, very clearly, that to truly be a Quebecer, you must be Francophone, white and Catholic. Bonus points if your family descended from the Filles du Roi. This is textbook intolerance and xenophobia.

$600-Million Shortfall In Quebec?

CBC | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Politics

Quebec's association of health and social services organizations (AQESSS) said it is expecting a $600-million shortfall next year and wants explanatio...

In Quebec You Might Soon be Forced to Trade Your Hijab for a Crucifix

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

The Parti Québécois (PQ) have unveiled some disconcerting aspects of their would-be mandate: all overt religious symbols would be banned from public institutions... except for Catholic religious symbols. In addition to lengthy and costly constitutional battles with Ottawa, certain Quebecers can now be expected to have their basic civil liberties trampled on in order to appease an increasingly intolerant voting population. The PQ are once again marginalizing a segment of the Quebec population because they are not seen as being an important fabric of Quebec's so-called distinct society. What I find truly alarming, however, is that the PQ is poised to form the next government. Vive le Québec libre indeed.

Quebec Gets A Right Wing Party .. Or Does It?

CP | Jonathan Montpetit, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - If economic conservatives are looking for the great right-wing hope in Quebec's election campaign, they may have to shift their gaze a litt...

CAQ Promises Middle Class Tax Cuts

CBC | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Politics

Quebec families are over-taxed, CAQ's François Legault said in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu on Tuesday, vowing to eliminate the $200 health service tax and ...

How Well Do You Know Francois Legault?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebecers will vote in a provincial election on Sept. 4. Francois Legault will be leading the Coalition avenir Quebec (Coalition for Quebec...

No Spring Election In Quebec: Charest

CBC | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada Politics

Job creation and the economy will be major issues in Quebec's next election, but Premier Jean Charest is downplaying rumours that a vote could be held...

Quebec Poised For Another Major Political Swing?

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada Politics

When the next election is held in Quebec, François Legault hopes to ride a wave of change into office. But his Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) will...

Why Division In Quebec Is Good For Jean Charest

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada Politics

The shine is already starting to wear off on François Legault's Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), according to a survey released over the weekend which...

And The Next High-Profile Defection From The PQ Is..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The Parti Quebecois has lost another member in a high-profile defection to the high-flying, fledgling party that proposes a moratorium on Que...