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

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2014 | 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 wi...

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 ...

Heading To The Polls

CBC | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Politics

Quebec voter turnout is up compared to the last provincial election, despite a few power outages and temporary closures at polling stations in Montrea...

Quebec, You Are Doomed, Dooooomed!!

J.J. McCullough | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg It's been five gruelling weeks of symptoms and suffering but Canada's lengthy bout of Quebec Election Fever is set to finally break. It will bring an end at last to the ostentatiously cynical editorials from the Canadian punditocracy, all of whom were eager to spout various theories about why there were no good choices in this race between three equally hopeless parties led by three equally loser dinguses. Debt! Incompetence! Dubious loyalty to Canada! It matters not who you vote for, puny Quebeckers, either way your province is doomed, dooooomed!

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.

Not Quebecois or American? The Elections Still Matter

Gavin Charles | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Gavin Charles

There are two elections this autumn that will have repercussions throughout Canada. The first happens in Quebec next week, the second in the United States in November. What makes these so important? What happens in Quebec next week and in the United States in two months' time will help shape the future, not only in that province and country, but for all of Canada as well.

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...