Pauline Marois Parti Quebecois

Did the Ethnic Vote Crush Pauline Marois?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Was the rise in voter turnout linked to an increase of immigrant and visible minorities voters? Was it the Charter or the spectre of another referendum for them to "steal" that drove them to the polls in record numbers? If Premier Marois had access to better polling data surveying minorities who make up a sizeable chuck of the electorate, would she have pulled the electoral chain to begin with? As pollsters drown in the sea of complacency and/or mortal fear of uncovering the uncomfortable truths, the necessary examination of voters will continue to falter.

Grim Reality For PQ After Knockout

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Just 18 months after coming to power, Pauline Marois and the Parti Quebecois have been knocked out of office.Monday's resounding loss at th...

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...

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...

Marois Hints She Would Help Public Workers Fired Over Charter Violations

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee and Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Pauline Marois downplayed Wednesday how her government would apply its cherished values charter after a Parti Quebecois candidate said cate...

PQ Integrity Under Attack, Again

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Parti Quebecois is facing questions on Saturday as integrity emerges as a key issue in the provincial election campaign.Liberal Leader ...

PQ Says It Was Told To Keep Quiet About Anti-Corruption Meeting

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois was put on the defensive Wednesday over her party's decision to keep quiet about a meeting two of its...

Patrick White

Marois: 'I Don't Want Any Referendum'

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick White | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Politics

LAVAL, Que. – Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois put the idea of a third referendum on sovereignty on the backburner on Tuesday in an interview w...

PQ Tones Down 'Stolen' Election Talk

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - As the Parti Quebecois backtracked Monday on the notion of a stolen Quebec election, the Liberals accused them of engaging in a "sideshow" ...

PQ Worried Non-Quebecois Students Stealing Election

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.23.2014 | 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...

Marois's Warning To Rival Sovereigntist Party

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Liberal leader Philippe Couillard says Quebec could survive independence, but the financial price would be too high.Couillard continued to ...

PQ: Majority Government Needed To Save Values Charter

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Parti Quebecois sought to turn voter attention back to its proposed secular charter on Wednesday in the party's bid to form a majority ...

Quebec Liberals Favoured Over PQ: Poll

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois, faced with slumping support in opinion polls, sharpened her attacks on her main rival Tuesday, sugge...

Quebec Liberals Play Up Sovereignty Threat

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard says he will make it plain during a leaders debate this week that Quebecers are facing two stark choices ...

PQ Releases Election Platform

CP | Ben Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2014 | 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 05.07.2014 | 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.

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...

The Quebec Provincial Election That Threatens Canada's Federalism

Samuel Getachew | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Early this morning, Premier Pauline Marois visited and asked Lt. Governor Pierre Duchesne to dissolve the legislature and issue an election for April 7. This would be a 33-day campaign that the separatist Premier, with a minority government earned a mere 18 months ago, is the front-runner. I am rooting for her defeat.

She's In Control.. And She Wants A Majority

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The experienced political adviser, a fresh enlistee from Ottawa, had a look at Pauline Marois' communications approach and was concerned wi...

Did Somebody Say.. MAJORITY?

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Politics

Any doubts Quebec Premier Pauline Marois might have still held about calling an election in the next few weeks have likely been dispelled by the lates...

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...

Marois: Quebec Liberals 'Isolated' In Opposition To Charter

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec Premier Pauline Marois is taking aim at the Quebec Liberals over their opposition to her government's proposed values charter.Marois...

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.

Wanna Go?!

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada Politics

To go, or not to go? That is the question. Pauline Marois and the Parti Québécois may answer it in the coming days as her caucus meets to determ...