Pauline Marois Parti Quebecois

Did the Ethnic Vote Crush Pauline Marois?

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

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 the hands of the Liberals is likely to force the pro...

Majority Win For Quebec Liberals

The doctor is in. Philippe Couillard, a former neurosurgeon, led his Liberal troops to a majority win in the Quebec election Monday night, 18 months after the party was turfed out of power under Jean...

What Went Wrong?

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 was hers to lose. It appears she may have done so....

Marois Regrets Talking Referendum

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, she would speak less about the possibility of a re...

PQ Integrity Under Attack, Again

MONTREAL - The Parti Quebecois is facing questions on Saturday as integrity emerges as a key issue in the provincial election campaign.Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard says it's the turn of PQ chief...

PQ Tones Down 'Stolen' Election Talk

MONTREAL - As the Parti Quebecois backtracked Monday on the notion of a stolen Quebec election, the Liberals accused them of engaging in a "sideshow" to avoid referendum talk that has been the focus o...

Quebec Liberals Favoured Over PQ: Poll

MONTREAL - Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois, faced with slumping support in opinion polls, sharpened her attacks on her main rival Tuesday, suggesting electing Philippe Couillard as premier would...

PQ Releases Election Platform

LAVAL, Que. - The Parti Quebecois released an election platform on Saturday that put the proposed charter of values and protecting the French language at the top of its list of priorities.A commitment...

Five Reasons You Need to Fear the PQ

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.

Pauline Marois, Better Than Ever?

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

Wanna Go?!

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 determine whether or not to call an election before the end o...

Quebec Teens Feel Bullied By the Charter of Values

Like most religious minorities in Quebec, I am only slightly shocked by the proposed charter of values. The people that at the short end of the proverbial legislation stick are kids. Because our kids will live the rest of their future in the shadow of the laws and governments we support, it is imperative to consult them. So I decided to put my ear to the ground, and asked my youth group girls and their friends what they thought of the Quebec charter of values. Here are some reactions by girls age 12-16, all from different backgrounds and religions.

Uh Oh!

Support for Quebec's Charter of Values appears to be dropping, potentially throwing Premier Pauline Marois' electoral calculations into doubt. A new poll by Léger Marketing for Le Journal de Montréal,...

Dear Madame Marois: You Are Wrong About the People of Quebec

I can't help but suspect your motives, Mme. Marois. It seems that you are trying to turn nous inside-out by cynically using the trust that we have in our leaders against us. The Charter seems to be an effort to convince the majority of Québécois who do not live in Montréal or Québec, where cultural and religious diversity is the quiet background to our daily lives, that they have something to fear from those who are different. You seem to be telling them that they have special privileges and that the only way to preserve them is to deny the rights of others.

Has She Found A Game Changer?

The Quebec charter of values may be boosting the support of the Parti Québécois in the short term, but the controversial policy could harm the future political fortunes of the sovereigntist party, pol...