Parti Quebecois

What I Learned This Week: The Precarious Future of Voting

Andy Nulman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Well, cross another one off the bucket list, as last Monday I made my debut as a TV political commentator. Given my career path and my reputation, the aforementioned gig seems strange and incongruous. But those who know me know my political passion, especially these days as Quebec and Montreal try to redefine their places in a rapidly-changing world.

PQ's New Interim Leader Revealed

CBC | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Politics

Stéphane Bédard, the PQ MNA for Chicoutimi, has been named interim leader of the Parti Québécois. During a special caucus meeting Thursday eve...

How Pauline Marois Fell Into Her Own Trap

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

But Pauline Marois lost the game to Philippe Couillard. By choosing to openly flaunt the card of an unwanted referendum and sovereign Quebec, she is caught in her own trap. And by inadvertently bringing to light the aspect of her privileged profile, she has fallen out among the province's populace.

The PQ's White Knight?

CBC | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Politics

With his high profile and access to financial resources  Pierre Karl Péladeau would certainly have an advantage to take over the reins of the brui...

Quebec Leaders Make Final Push For Votes

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Pauline Marois made a last-ditch appeal to supporters on Sunday to get out and vote for her Parti Quebecois on election day, ruling out any...

'Will The Quebec Election Be Stolen By People From Ontario?'

CBC | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Politics

Janette Bertrand doesn't want McGill students in her pool while she does Aquafit, Pierre Karl Péladeau's cri de coeur over sovereignty got Autotuned,...

On April 7, Don't Let Pauline Marois Impose Her Anti-Freedom on Quebec

Jon Paul Fiorentino | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Jon Paul Fiorentino

Please let Quebec choose a government that will represent values of inclusion, acceptance, and freedom. Let Quebec be a province where we can raise our children not only to respect, but to honour diversity. Let Quebec be more like my daughter's school -- a place where we can thrive and become better people.

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...

Alleged Fraudster Endorses His 'Friend' Couillard For Quebec Premier

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Only days before the Quebec election, Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard received a ringing endorsement from an old associate: imprisoned, a...

PQ Worried Non-Quebecois Students Stealing Election

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The elections office in Quebec is throwing cold water on a theory put forward by the Parti Quebecois on Sunday that students from elsewhere...

No Turbans on TV: Have News Anchors Failed Democracy?

Amira Elghawaby | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Politics
Amira Elghawaby

Recently, a former Quebec journalist argued that Canada's mainstream broadcasters were hypocritical for seeming to lend a sympathetic ear to those opposing the proposed Charter of Values. "Not a kippa, hijab, cross or turban in sight. Religious symbols are, quite simply, not part of the TV news uniform; never have been," wrote Micheal Dean in the Globe and Mail. And while he's right in that there are few Canadian journalists sporting symbols of their faith, the premise for his argument needs to be turned on its head. Rather than justify the Parti Québécois's bid to limit freedom of religion in its public institutions, the media's lack of representation of diverse communities must be called out for what it is: a letdown for democracy.

I Don't Understand Why You Pay Heavy Taxes and Still Don't Vote

Natalia Yanchak | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Music
Natalia Yanchak

As citizens of the "free world" -- North Americans, at least -- we have a great power bestowed upon us: the right to vote. Yet this basic right is often taken for granted. Understandably, enacting one's support for politicians can be frustrating, but fundamentally they are chosen by us to manage our tax dollars. And listen up: you pay taxes.

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.

Dear Quebeckers

David Martin | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Politics
David Martin

Dear Quebeckers: I'm not a political commentator. I don't even play one on TV. Instead, I'm an average Canadian citizen and that's why you may want ...

First Nations: We'll Decide Our Own Future

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A First Nations leader has a message for anyone talking up the issue of Quebec independence during the province's election campaign: don't ...

Marois To Canada: Don't Be Afraid Of Quebec

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois scoffed Friday at her main opponent's plan to get Quebec's distinctiveness recognized by the rest of ...

Althia Raj

NDP MPs Donated To Quebec Separatists, But So Have These Tories

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — When Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government throws stones at the NDP for having members who supported separatist parties, it is throwin...

A Quebec Doctor Asked Me to Remove My Hijab -- I Refused

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

For the naysayers or eye-rollers out there, there is nothing wrong with removing my hijab or other article of clothing for a doctor if it is necessary for the sake of the medical examination. In this instance, it was not. It was the equivalent of asking a woman to fully remove her top and undergarment in order to examine her lungs. The changes in the environment in Quebec are subtle but ever present. I have felt the chill in the air. From the racial slur while at the movies with my kids to reading passive aggressive comments on social media. Our joie de vivre, pride in diversity and bilingualism has been replaced with political unease, targeted discrimination of visibly religious minorities and linguistic force.

People In Nebraska Did Not Expect This

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OMAHA, Neb. - People in Nebraska are surprised to hear their state has come up in a hot Canadian political debate. Tell folks here that the Parti Queb...

PQ Releases Election Platform

CP | Ben Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Politics

LAVAL, Que. - The Parti Quebecois released an election platform on Saturday that put the proposed charter of values and protecting the French language...

Five Reasons You Need to Fear the PQ

Tom Kott | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Tom Kott

They want to control what you wear. Yes, I'm talking about the Quebec Charter of Values. It will allow the state to tell you what you can and cannot wear as well as what you can and cannot say. As one Prince Arthur Herald editorial also described, it won't only affect people who are religious.

IT'S ON

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebecers will go the polls next month with the Parti Quebecois chasing a majority government that could eventually march the province towa...

A Governing PQ Would Hold A Referendum

CBC | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Politics

Quebec’s minister responsible for Montreal, Jean-François Lisée, says that if the Parti Québécois were to get a majority government in the next ...

Mr. Lisee, Do Not Confuse Your Own Stance With That of Quebec's

Maripier Isabelle | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Maripier Isabelle

One possible justification is that he might have genuinely not acknowledged the thousands of people taking to the street to demonstrate their rejection of the Charter in its present form and its incompatibility with Quebec's own Charter of Human Rights and Freedom. Given Mr. Lisee's erudition and intelligence, that is however an unlikely scenario.

PQ Majority Within Reach: Poll

CBC | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Politics

A poll commissioned by the French-language newspaper, le Journal de Montréal, suggests the Parti Québécois would be within reach of a majority if...