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TV footage showed the ex-politician leaving a Quebec City police station.
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"Some people want to travel, experience things in other parts of the world and English is the key."
Refugees would be an exception, Jean-Francois Lisee says.
"We fully recognize that not everyone will agree with every perspective presented."
Having competitive tax policies that encourage wealthy individuals who own and run businesses to keep those businesses here - and keep paying taxes here - is good for all Quebecers. It helps grow the pie, and when the pie gets bigger, everyone can end up earning bigger and bigger slices.
He also "liked" French politician Marine Le Pen who has won accolades from white supremacists and is known for her anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant ideology.
The Parti Quebecois is offering an alternate point of view of the past 150 years to Quebecers and anyone else who wants to listen.
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Jean-Francois Lisee has been a member of the legislature since 2012.
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It's too much to ask French citizens to explain how banning the burkini in any way diminishes security threats. If bans on religious attire that are so popular in France were indeed so constructive in the fight against terrorism why are the levels of anxiety continually on the rise in the country?
Martine Ouellet called it "a direct insult'' to the Quebec nation and its heritage.
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An upcoming leadership race could make things even better.
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.
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The party named longtime member of the legislature Sylvain Gaudreault as interim leader on Friday.
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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.
After unanimity among Quebec lawmakers on the proposal, some politicians are starting to have cold feet.
The hike wouldn't kick in until 2018 at the earliest.
"We will take the appropriate steps to ensure we demonstrate the advantages and benefits of Quebec independence."
Quebec's Liberal government has booted two Parti Quebecois-appointed, high-level bureaucrats from provincially run corporations. Transport Minister Robert Poeti said Wednesday "the status quo was no l...
More than 400 people attended the wedding, billed as the social event of the year.
A Quebec Liberal candidate is blaming one of his volunteers for posting comments on Facebook suggesting he was a separatist.
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.
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.
MONTREAL - The Parti Quebecois leadership race is down to three candidates after the withdrawal of Pierre Cere.In a news conference Sunday, Cere said he was dropping out after failing to raise a $10,0...
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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 "field of ruins."Parizeau told Radio-Canada in an...
LONGUEUIL, Que. - A man who allegedly threatened media magnate Pierre Karl Peladeau on Facebook has been charged with incitement to commit a criminal act.Wesley Rigoberto Sosa Murillo appeared in cour...
MONTREAL - Media magnate Pierre Karl Peladeau will seek the Parti Quebecois leadership and will likely announce it on Nov. 23, Radio-Canada reported Monday.The CBC's French-language network said the c...
The failure of the Scottish National Party (SNP) to secure victory in a referendum on independence Thursday provided Canadians with a chance to relentlessly mock their own country's separatists. As po...
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MONTREAL - A pair of potential Parti Quebecois leadership hopefuls are calling on the party to go slow when it comes to Quebec independence.Their recommendations come only a few months after the PQ's...
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 preceding Parti Quebecois government.The report l...
QUEBEC - Former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe has categorically ruled out a run at the Parti Quebecois's top job.After leaving open the possibility of seeking the PQ leadership, Duceppe said Tu...
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.
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.