Marois

Why the Future of the PQ Lies With Quebec City

Michael Eugenio | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Politics
Michael Eugenio

Marois seemed panicky in attacking Couillard Tuesday at a press conference in Verdun, and in a seemingly desperate attempt, brought up Arthur Porter and Couillard's apparent close connection. The PQ is apparently planning on phasing Marois out of their election strategy, by replacing her with the more popular Bernard Drainville and his baby; la charte.

Marois: Secularism Could Attract Private Sector In Future

CP | Martin Ouellet, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Politics

LONGUEUIL, Que. - Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois says that as long as the equality of the sexes is respected, there's nothing to stop private c...

Media Bites: Canadians Might Not Ask Quebec to Stay This Time

J.J. McCullough | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg With Quebec now facing an election where it looks increasingly likely that the separatist party will not only win a second term, but a majority government to boot, Anglo and Franco relations are being strained like never before. Separatism is poised to make its third great comeback. The question is whether any Canadians will be willing to carry the flag this time.

Pauline Marois, Better Than Ever?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Premier Pauline Marois says her government was more focused in the current session of the legislature than when it was first elected last yea...

The Marois Government Needs To Stop Hiding Behind Doublespeak

Stephane Dion | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Stephane Dion

The Marois government's double-speak must be denounced, and its objective understood: getting the Superior Court to validate Bill 99 on the grounds that the Bill does not stipulate a right to secede unilaterally, and then triumphantly trumpeting everywhere that the Court's validation of Bill 99 confirms such a right.

Popularity Does Not Equal Legitimacy: Debunking the PQ's Charter of Myths

Irwin Cotler | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

As expected, the provincial government's proposed Charter of Quebec Values contains a highly problematic ban on religious symbols or attire for all public sector employees. The Charter's supporters argue that it is necessary to protect the religious neutrality of the Quebec state, but that argument is based on a number of faulty premises, such as: The state cannot be religiously neutral if public employees wear religious items; religious identity can be "turned off" during business hours; religious symbols in the workplace undermine gender equality and that certain Catholic symbols in public institutions are cultural or historical, but faith-based accessories worn by public employees are religious.

What's Next, Marois Telling Us What We Can Wear?

Beverly Akerman | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Politics
Beverly Akerman

Imagine a teacher at a public school, or a Centre de santé et des services sociaux receptionist. If she tucks her hair into a turban as a fashion statement, or dons a headscarf to keep her hairdo safe from the rain, or because she's having a bad hair day, that would be perfectly acceptable. Ditto for covering a pate denuded by cancer chemotherapy. But if she puts on that same headscarf out of Islamic modesty, das ist verboten.

Pipeline Pals? At Least One Of Them Thinks So..

CBC | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada Alberta

Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she doesn't believe Quebec will stand in the way of a west-to-east pipeline carrying crude oil from Alberta to Sai...

Christmas 2 Years Later: The Potential For Shale Oil in Quebec

Michael Binnion | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Alberta
Michael Binnion

I went to Toronto, New York, London and especially Oslo to explain the resource potential of Quebec. I told all who would listen how Quebec had worked for over a generation to become energy independent. I told them Questerre had an idea for natural gas that could help Quebec achieve its energy independence dreams. I was successful and convinced them to take the high risks involved and we were successful in finding one of the largest natural gas fields in North America.

Media Bites: Marois and Quebec Got Hitched, For Richer, For Poorer

J.J. McCullough | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg With Pauline Marois now officially inaugurated as the sixth separatist premier of everyone's favorite French-speaking province, you might reckon that our nation's gigantic, months-long Quebec politics bender would finally be coming to an end. Also, you might be an idiot. Speaking of not-so-smart ideas, Harper's plans to reform parliamentary pensions aren't going over so well in the media...

Meet The PQ Leader Who Wants To Make Quebec A Country

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Canada's likely sparring partner in the next national unity debate carries some contradictions into the ring — as a woman of humble roots...