Francois Legault

Quebec Liberals, PQ Hold On To Ridings In Byelections

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Politics

The governing Liberals now have 71 seats in the legislature.

Quebec Premier Calls Provincial Byelections During Federal Campaign

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Politics

Coalition for Quebec's Future leader says Philippe Couillard could have waited until after the Oct. 19 federal election.

PKP Effect Is Bad News For Quebec Investments, Politician Warns

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Politics

Who's afraid of PKP? Investors plugging their money into the province, according to one politician.

Hey Guy! I'll Buy Your Cirque Du Soleil...

Fredolini | Posted 05.31.2015 | Canada Living

I almost choked on my toast this morning when I read that you were actually thinking of selling the Cirque du Soleil, which could end up in the hands of foreign interests. Move the headquarters of the company that brings so much to our home-grown circus community somewhere other than the Cité des Arts du Cirque? Unthinkable! I just couldn't bear to see the Cirque du Soleil set anywhere else. So I'm setting my sights high and reaching for the stars!

Investigate All Mosques Prior To Opening: Quebec Leader

CP | Martin Ouellet, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The leader of Coalition for Quebec's Future said Tuesday all mosques should be investigated prior to being allowed to open in the province....

Ex-PQ Leader Receives Apology For Dig About Past Cocaine Use

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - A former member of the Quebec national assembly has apologized for comments related to the past cocaine use of ex-Parti Quebecois leader Andr...

CAQ Leader To PQ Members: Join Us

CP | Julien Arsenault, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Politics

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. - Francois Legault says the Parti Quebecois has no chance of forming a government as long as holding a sovereignty referendum is p...

A Stinging Rebuke For PQ, Sovereignty Movement

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Politics

Pauline Marois became the fourth consecutive premier to lose his or her own riding Monday, as the Parti Québécois was handed an even more crushing d...

Liberals Won Because Of Referendum Talk: CAQ Leader

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec premier-designate Philippe Couillard says he sensed a political shift on the campaign trail in the lead-up to his Liberals' crushing...

Coalition Leader Vows To Fight On

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada Politics

Francois Legault, the leader of the Coalition party, had wanted to promote a third way in Quebec politics that differed from those of the provincial L...

Majority Win For Quebec Liberals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2014 | Canada Politics

The doctor is in. Philippe Couillard, a former neurosurgeon, led his Liberal troops to a majority win in the Quebec election Monday night, 18 month...

Marois Regrets Talking Referendum

CBC | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Politics

With only two days left before the election, Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois is looking back on her campaign and says if she could do it again...

Francois Legault: Why Not Legault?

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec Premier Pauline Marois appeared to have some regret on Saturday that she allowed herself to get bogged down in the sovereignty issue...

What Went Wrong?

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Politics

When Pauline Marois dissolved her minority government of only 18 months and launched a new election campaign in Quebec just four weeks ago, the vote w...

'It Makes Me Profoundly Sad'

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec's quarrelling political leaders have found common ground as they enter the final stretch of the election campaign: they agree this h...

New Twist In Roller-Coaster Campaign?

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Politics

The final leaders' debate in Quebec may have simply solidified the opinions of voters as the election day of April 7 approaches. But it might have ...

A Genuine Dislike Between These Two Is Now Obvious

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Politics

Each of the four leaders participating in the first debate of the Quebec provincial election Thursday night had clear objectives. The incumbent, P...

Election Debate To Be Held Next Week

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The leaders of Quebec's four main political parties will square off in a televised debate next week.It will be broadcast on Radio-Canada an...

Think Quebec's Going to Separate? Take a Valium!

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

As expected, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois has called an election this week. Recently published surveys appear to suggest that her Parti Quebecois government is tracking toward a majority government. Predictably, the political and pundit class in English Canada are hyperventilating at the prospect of a referendum on Quebec sovereignty should the PQ win a majority. The citizens of Quebec will vote for a new government in their next election. They aren't going to the polls to vote to form a new country. That may come later. But I doubt it. Like the rest of us, Quebecers are far too preoccupied with questions much more fundamental to them.

Marois Won't Take Part In English Debate

CBC | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Politics

Pauline Marois says she won't take part in an English-language leaders debate, citing her comfort level in the language and existing dialogue with th...

It's Hers To Lose

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Politics

Taking advantage of good polling and the inability to pass legislation through the National Assembly, including the controversial secular charter, Pau...

The Fight Of His Political Life Awaits

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Much has changed since Francois Legault's Coalition for Quebec's Future was seen as a possible game-changer before the 2012 provincial elec...

Quebec Liberal Leader Puts Together 'Attacking Lines'

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

MONTREAL - Quebec politicians put on their pre-electoral game faces Tuesday, hours before a widely anticipated election call that Premier Pauline Maro...

PQ Bringing Home The Budget

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The new Parti Quebecois government is promising to pick a fight with Ottawa over federal payments, arguing the province is on track to be sho...

Quebec Pranksters Take It To Harper

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A pair of well-known radio pranksters managed to dupe Prime Minister Stephen Harper into having a five- to 10-minute conversation where he ...