Pauline Marois Shooting

Accused Election Shooter Brings List Of Requests To Trial

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada

MONTREAL - The man charged in Quebec's election-night shooting whistled as he entered a courtroom on Friday with four paper bags full of papers and ev...

Accused PQ Election Night Shooter Will Face Criminal Trial

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The man charged in Quebec's election-night shooting has been declared mentally fit to stand trial — a decision he called divine will."Jes...

Marois On Shooting: 'I Believe It Was An Assassination Attempt'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec's premier says she believes a gunman was trying to kill her on the night she was elected.Pauline Marois told a television talk show ...

Politics and Violence: A Familiar Mix for Canada

Tony Kondaks | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Politics
Tony Kondaks

"Never, never will I accept that Quebec is associated with violence," Quebec Premier-elect Pauline Marois declared in the wake of the recent election night shooting.Mme. Marois is not alone. Across the country, elected officials and pundits of all political stripes tell us that Canada is a "peaceable kingdom." The reality is quite different and it is a subject which we have been reluctant to even broach, let alone discuss.

PQ MC Tried To Warn Police About Security

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - A master of ceremonies at the Parti Quebecois' violence-marred victory party says he pleaded with police to tighten security hours before t...

Suspected Shooter In Court

CP | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada

The alleged gunman in the Quebec election night shooting that left one man dead and another wounded during the Parti Québécois victory rally earlier...

It's Not Easy Guarding Politicans

CBC | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada

The video of plainclothes Quebec provincial police hustling premier-designate Pauline Marois from the stage in the middle of her election victory spee...

Why the Parti Quebecois Has Far From Won

Pierre Luc Brisson | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Pierre Luc Brisson

The Parti Quebecois' slim victory has a bitter taste this morning, made even worse because of the sad and deplorable events in Montreal. This victory does not give the PQ the margin it needs to carry out its platform. Yesterday's disappointing results reflect well the mood of a very unenthusiastic population and separatist electorate that are still struggling to see themselves as part of the party that will form the next government, despite nine years of Liberal rule.

A History Of Violence

CP | John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Whether or not the fatal shooting outside the Parti Quebecois victory party turns out to be related to politics, it serves as a pointed remin...

Say "À Bientôt" Not "Au Revoir" to Jean Charest

Samuel Getachew | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

The loss for the Quebec Liberals and its leader, Jean Charest, was a political low moment last night. Indeed it is my hope that Jean Charest will still be involved in public life. His undying affection for federalism, conviction for equality and eloquence is still a service needed by Quebec and Canada.

Post-Shooting, Let's Forget Politics

Jo Perron-Simpson | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Jo Perron-Simpson

Last night during Pauline Marois' victory speech a tragic shooting left us all speechless. This is the moment where one needs to pause, not the moment to start pointing fingers at whomever or whatever. It is the moment where we must stop, take a step back from the electoral fervor, forget our political and historic baggage to mourn the death of an innocent man who was only doing his job, who wasn't even there for a political rally, but simply to earn a living.

Mulcair Weighs In On 'Shocking' Election Violence

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The weak minority mandate won by the separatist Parti Quebecois won't provoke a national unity crisis, Tom Mulcair predicted Wednes...

TWITTER REACTS: 1 Dead In PQ Victory Speech Shooting

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Politics

Celebration turned to horror as a man opened fire during a victory speech by PQ leader Pauline Marois in Montreal Tuesday night. The Parti Quebecoi...