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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Stay Hairy, My Friends

Philippe Couillard's Quebec Liberals captured 70 of a possible 125 seats Monday night and delivered crushing blow to Parti Quebecois supporters who believed, just weeks earlier, that Pauline Marois wa...

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.