Pauline Marois

Yanick Villeneuve

Conservatives Will Lose If We Obsess About Canadian 'Values'

The mistake during last year's election campaign though, which everyone now recognizes, was to focus our message on identity issues like this one and the misguided barbaric practices snitch line proposal, instead of running on our excellent economic record. Yes, Canadians care about shared values and about these issues. But I would argue that they care a lot more about issues that impact their standard of living and quality of life. They care about whether our economy is strong enough to provide job opportunities. They care about having to pay twice as much as Americans for basic food like milk, eggs, butter and chicken.
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'I Don't Regret Anything'

QUEBEC - Pauline Marois bid a tearful goodbye to politics on Wednesday, saying she has no regrets and that Quebecers will always fight to get a country.In a political career that spanned more than 30...
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How Pauline Marois Fell Into Her Own Trap

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.
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PKP For PQ Leader?

MONTREAL - Now that Pauline Marois has tendered her resignation as Parti Quebecois leader, the question within the battered sovereigntist party is who will be the right person to rebuild it.It won't b...
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'Sneaky' Premier Takes Shot At Marois

REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, who last month was called sneaky by Quebec Premier Pauline Marois, is saying goodbye to all his — quote — "friends" in the Parti Quebecois.In a Twitter post, W...
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Chow's Hong Kong Identity Politics Could Backfire

In a move to counter Ford eating away at her base, Chow has tried to exploit her Hong Kong background- by reaching strangely all the way out to Hong Kong for the votes of Hong Kong residents with Canadian passports and property in Toronto. I believe that Chow's basic message of being a struggling immigrant has not resonated with her base or potential base.

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.
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PQ Loss Just Made These Guys Happy

OTTAWA - The Conservatives, NDP and Liberals don't usually agree on much, but Monday's decisive triumph by a unabashedly federalist leader in Quebec was a development to which they could all raise a g...
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MAROIS DEFEATED

BEAUPRE, Que. - Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois has lost her riding of Charlevoix-Cote-de-Beaupre.Marois garnered about 33 per cent of the vote and was defeated by the Liberals' Caroline Simard,...
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Au Revoir, Marois

Monday night marked a big win for Philippe Couillard's Liberals, and big losses for the Parti Quebecois. Polls leading up to election day had predicted that Pauline Marois and the PQ had failed to win...
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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...
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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...
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Quebec Leaders Make Final Push For Votes

MONTREAL - Pauline Marois made a last-ditch appeal to supporters on Sunday to get out and vote for her Parti Quebecois on election day, ruling out any kind of deals with the Coalition party to shore u...
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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....
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Marois' Toughest Fight Yet

MONTREAL - She grew from humble roots to become Quebec's first woman premier. But for Pauline Marois, holding on to that job proved too great a challenge.Once known as the "minister of everything" for...
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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...
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'It Makes Me Profoundly Sad'

MONTREAL - Quebec's quarrelling political leaders have found common ground as they enter the final stretch of the election campaign: they agree this has been the dirtiest of races.Quebecers will cast...
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Vote PQ to Save Canada

In every election the same flags of fear are waved to scare the Quebecois into voting against the PQ. It's positioned as xenophobic and a threat to Canada. But is the Parti Quebecois really a racist body and a threat to our country? I say, "Vote PQ to save Canada."
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Marois Makes Unexpected Tax Promise

MONTREAL - With just days left in the Quebec election campaign and her Parti Quebecois apparently struggling in opinion polls, Pauline Marois came out with a surprising promise on Thursday: future inc...