Quebec Election 2014

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Five Priorities For Quebec's New Minister of Health and Social Services

Quebec's new Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaétan Barrette, has longed to take this post for many years. He likely has a clearer vision of the changes he would like to make than the vision espoused by the Liberal Party during the election campaign. There are some projects that are top priority, in my view, because they will help right the ship, change the culture. I list five here.
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It's Official

QUEBEC - Philippe Couillard was sworn in as Quebec premier on Wednesday and immediately warned that the time has come for hard economic decisions.The Liberal premier may feel emboldened in introducing...
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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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CAQ Leader To PQ Members: Join Us

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. - Francois Legault says the Parti Quebecois has no chance of forming a government as long as holding a sovereignty referendum is part of its program.The Coalition for Quebec's Futu...
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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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The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship?

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau says he's looking forward to seeing Quebec rebuild its relationship with Ottawa now that the province has a majority Liberal government.The federal Liberal leader says the Queb...

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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Marois Calling It Quits

MONTREAL - The party of Rene Levesque absorbed a devastating electoral blow Monday, a loss that knocked the Parti Quebecois's vote count back four decades to its days as a fledgling political outfit....
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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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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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A Fist-Pumping Kind Of Night For PKP

SAINT-JEROME, Que. - Media baron Pierre Karl Peladeau shrugged off suggestions he's to blame for the Parti Quebecois's crushing defeat Monday as he claimed a high-profile win for the beleaguered party...
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Tides Change In Quebec

SAINT-FELICIEN, Que. - Inclusiveness over division.That's how supporters of rookie leader Philippe Couillard explained the Quebec Liberals' stunning majority victory over the Parti Quebecois on Monday...
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Coalition Leader Vows To Fight On

Francois Legault, the leader of the Coalition party, had wanted to promote a third way in Quebec politics that differed from those of the provincial Liberals and Parti Quebecois. Entering the 2014 ele...
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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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Couillard Snatches Home Riding

ST-FELICIEN, Que. - Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard has emerged victorious in his riding of Roberval.Couillard had nearly 60 per cent of the vote and was a comfortable winner over Parti Quebecois in...
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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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I Can Vote And You Can't: Mulcair

OTTAWA - If there was any question over whether the next election campaign is already underway, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair put those doubts to rest this weekend."Our campaign is already starting,...
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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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Francois Legault: Why Not Legault?

MONTREAL - Quebec Premier Pauline Marois appeared to have some regret on Saturday that she allowed herself to get bogged down in the sovereignty issue as the provincial election campaign entered its f...
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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...