Parti Quebecois

PM's Canada Day Video Insulted Quebecers: PQ Leadership Hopeful

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.03.2016 | Canada Politics

Martine Ouellet called it "a direct insult'' to the Quebec nation and its heritage.

Despite Losing Its Leader, PQ Has Reasons To Smile

CP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Politics

An upcoming leadership race could make things even better.

Péladeau's Resignation Is Another Nail In The Coffin For Separatism

James Patava | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Politics
James Patava

Rhetoric around PK ("privileged, "billionaire", "overwhelmingly pro-business") aside, it's hard to imagine a world in which he could have ever served as a beacon of Separatism. Perhaps M. Péladeau has come to this realization himself, though one can only wish a man well for a valiant (if misguided) effort in the face of an insurmountable challenge.

PQ To Replace Peladeau This Fall

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2016 | Canada Politics

The party named longtime member of the legislature Sylvain Gaudreault as interim leader on Friday.

Could A Donald Trump Emerge In Canada?

Jack Jedwab | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

Over the past few decades, analysts have insisted that European style anti-immigrant politics were not easily exportable to either the United States or Canada as such ideas were unattractive to most North American voters. Anti-immigrant politicians usually appeal to a nation's ethnic majority population by insist that the dominant culture is being undermined by migrants. It's not simple to make this case in culturally pluralist democracies like the United States and Canada that lack an easily definable ethnic majority.

Some Quebec Politicians Getting Cold Feet About Long-Gun Registry

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2016 | Canada Politics

After unanimity among Quebec lawmakers on the proposal, some politicians are starting to have cold feet.

Quebec Politicians May Give Themselves Hefty Pay Raise

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2015 | Canada

The hike wouldn't kick in until 2018 at the earliest.

PQ Set To Renew Sovereignty Push Before 2018 Quebec Election

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Politics

"We will take the appropriate steps to ensure we demonstrate the advantages and benefits of Quebec independence."

2 PQ Bureaucrats Fired By Quebec Liberals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Politics

Quebec's Liberal government has booted two Parti Quebecois-appointed, high-level bureaucrats from provincially run corporations. Transport Minister ...

PQ Leader Weds TV Personality In Royal Quebec Wedding

CP | Martin Ouellet, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.16.2015 | Canada

More than 400 people attended the wedding, billed as the social event of the year.

Liberal Candidate Blames Volunteer For Suggesting He's A Separatist

Le Huffington Post Québec | Catherine Levesque | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Politics

A Quebec Liberal candidate is blaming one of his volunteers for posting comments on Facebook suggesting he was a separatist.

It's Time We Get Over Jacques Parizeau's "Money and Ethnic Vote" Comment

Toula Drimonis | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Toula Drimonis

Jacques Parizeau was a passionate and principled man who believed in Quebec's independence, but he was at times a divisive politician. Judging by the many hateful comments I saw last night, his "money and the ethnic vote" speech after the razor-thin Quebec independence referendum loss in 1995 will continue to haunt his legacy. The over-the-top indignation I'm seeing from some is getting on my nerves. Is that one sentence from 20 years ago the only thing some of you can remember from his entire political legacy? Parizeau was so much more than just a rant, more than just one ugly moment in time.

Jacques Parizeau Was One of the Foremost Builders of Modern Quebec

Patrick White | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Patrick White

Jacques Parizeau was Quebec Premier for merely 16 months, but he was a great servant of the state and, above all, one of the foremost builders of modern Quebec. He was one of the founding members of Parti québécois in 1968-1969, alongside Mr. Lévesque who had just stormed out of the Quebec Liberal Party. "Monsieur," as everyone called him, was a statesman; he truly had the interest of the public at heart in the noblest sense of the expression. The interest of the state came before his own. That is something that is becoming extremely rare in politics nowadays.

PQ Leadership Race Down To 3 Candidates

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Parti Quebecois leadership race is down to three candidates after the withdrawal of Pierre Cere.In a news conference Sunday, Cere said ...

Ex-Quebec Premier Blasts Parti Quebecois

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Ex-Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau has once again criticized the Parti Quebecois, saying his former party has lost its soul and is facing a...

Man Arrested After Facebook Threats Against Peladeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Politics

LONGUEUIL, Que. - A man who allegedly threatened media magnate Pierre Karl Peladeau on Facebook has been charged with incitement to commit a criminal ...

REPORT: He's In

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Media magnate Pierre Karl Peladeau will seek the Parti Quebecois leadership and will likely announce it on Nov. 23, Radio-Canada reported M...

Quebec Separatists Mocked Amid Scotland Vote

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Politics

The failure of the Scottish National Party (SNP) to secure victory in a referendum on independence Thursday provided Canadians with a chance to relent...

Quebec Independence? Hey, What's The Rush?

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A pair of potential Parti Quebecois leadership hopefuls are calling on the party to go slow when it comes to Quebec independence.Their reco...

Quebec Liberals Reject Student Unrest Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The Liberal government has dismissed a report into the 2012 Quebec student unrest, suggesting it was little more than a political tool by the...

Duceppe Doesn't Want PQ Leadership

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe has categorically ruled out a run at the Parti Quebecois's top job.After leaving open the possibi...

What I Learned This Week: The Precarious Future of Voting

Andy Nulman | Posted 06.14.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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...