Quebec Election

How Pauline Marois Fell Into Her Own Trap

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

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.

The Quebec Election's Warning to Harper: Bad Ideas Will Lose

Russ Blinch | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Russ Blinch

There is a message from the Quebec election for Prime Minister Stephen Harper: ideas matter while dangerous, unfair ones will come back to haunt you. In a result few would have predicted at the outset, Quebec's Liberals unseated the reigning Parti Quebecois and won a solid majority after running a straightforward campaign of better government for a better economy. So what does this mean for the Harper government, which could take the country to the polls in the coming months? It will all come down to whether constituents, especially in vote-rich Ontario, are tired of the bad ideas and divisive overreach of their government in Ottawa.

Quebec Only Chose the Lesser of Two Evils

Mathieu Murphy-Perron | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Mathieu Murphy-Perron

The sky above Montréal is ominously grey. On social media, particularly Facebook, it's a different story. There's so much noise, so much anger, so much petulant giddiness. I'm severely disheartened to see so many friends, colleagues and acquaintances bursting with joy over the prospect of four years of majority Liberal rule.

Liberal Victory Means Quebec Mining Boom

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business

The business community — both inside and outside Quebec — breathed a collective sigh of relief Monday night when Philippe Couillard's Liberals won...

The NDP Dodged a Separatist Bullet

Grant Gordon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Grant Gordon

As a proud Canadian, it bothers me that NDP leader Tom Mulcair -- who had no qualms about interfering in previous Ontario by-elections on the side of NDP candidates -- refused to take a side in the Québec election. The NDP dodged a bullet this time -- fortunately! -- but such an irresponsible position should not be rewarded in 2015.

The Quebec Election Flare Up That Irritated Danny Williams

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Politics

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A long-standing dispute over Labrador's border flared up again after an electoral map of Quebec depicted the province's territory o...

Caution: Philippe Couillard May Contain Traces of Pauline Marois' Ideals

J.J. McCullough | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Premier Marois sought to achieve her goals in spectacularly absurd fashion -- a separate country for French-Canadians and a ban on religious headgear for everyone else -- and on Monday, her extremism was rejected. Hardly definitively, however. The Parti Quebecois remains Quebec's official opposition, and the rise of new nationalist parties, coupled with a sharp split in the popular vote, suggests much of the Marois agenda has merely scattered elsewhere. More than a trace can even be found in Mr. Couillard.

Tides Change In Quebec

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Politics

SAINT-FELICIEN, Que. - Inclusiveness over division.That's how supporters of rookie leader Philippe Couillard explained the Quebec Liberals' stunning m...

Cartoon Perfectly Sums Up The PQ's Defeat

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Politics

The Quebec Liberals won the election, but this cartoon in the Chronicle-Herald last month perfectly sums up the Parti Québecois' electoral fortunes. ...

LIVE: Quebec Election Results For Each Riding

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Politics

This interactive map hosts live results from Quebec ridings. Follow HuffPost Canada Politics for full coverage. ...

16 Signs You've Visited Quebec Too Many Times

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Travel

There's a lot of attention around Quebec right now thanks to a provincial election set for Monday, April 7. Over the last few months, talks about a re...

Quebec Leaders Make Final Push For Votes

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Politics

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...

I Can Vote And You Can't: Mulcair

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - If there was any question over whether the next election campaign is already underway, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair put those doubts to re...

'Will The Quebec Election Be Stolen By People From Ontario?'

CBC | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Politics

Janette Bertrand doesn't want McGill students in her pool while she does Aquafit, Pierre Karl Péladeau's cri de coeur over sovereignty got Autotuned,...

On April 7, Don't Let Pauline Marois Impose Her Anti-Freedom on Quebec

Jon Paul Fiorentino | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Jon Paul Fiorentino

Please let Quebec choose a government that will represent values of inclusion, acceptance, and freedom. Let Quebec be a province where we can raise our children not only to respect, but to honour diversity. Let Quebec be more like my daughter's school -- a place where we can thrive and become better people.

Francois Legault: Why Not Legault?

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec Premier Pauline Marois appeared to have some regret on Saturday that she allowed herself to get bogged down in the sovereignty issue...

A Quebecer First, But Proudly Canadian Too

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Jean Charest was once dubbed Captain Canada for his impassioned speeches to federalist forces in the 1995 referendum campaign.Perhaps Phili...

Marois' Toughest Fight Yet

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Politics

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 challe...

Vote PQ to Save Canada

Tarek Fatah | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Tarek Fatah

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."

The World Is Too Grey For the PQ's Black and White Agenda

Toula Drimonis | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Politics
Toula Drimonis

The last days of the provincial electoral campaign have made me feel people's disillusionment and frustration at the lack of inspiring options even more profoundly. During the debates Marois, Couillard, and Legault behaved like they were in a cage fight, barking insults at one another. It took all the self-restraint that I had not to switch channels. But, contrary to everything around me, I'm hopeful. I'm convinced that I'm witnessing a new breed of Quebecer emerge. One that isn't so easily defined... and therefore not as easy to manipulate and pigeonhole. Nothing will ever be as black or white as it once was, because the world we now live in is a million shades of grey.

MAP: Quebec Election Results

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Politics

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Marois Makes Unexpected Tax Promise

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - With just days left in the Quebec election campaign and her Parti Quebecois apparently struggling in opinion polls, Pauline Marois came out...

Want to Vote as an Anglophone Student in Quebec? Good Luck

Ilia Blinderman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Ilia Blinderman

Several students were able to register following initial rejection by returning and speaking to different revisors or to their supervisors. This eventual success, however, underscores the fact that that when insufficient linguistic precision is coupled with haphazard revisor training, registration becomes subservient to bureaucratic fickleness; that is to say, it degenerates into a crapshoot.

What I Learned This Week: De Dirt on Debates

Andy Nulman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Given that Quebeckers are facing yet another pivotal election on April 7, over the past couple of weeks, I paid close attention to the two political "debates" held between the leaders of the province's four main parties. I bracket the word "debates" with quotation marks, as these two two-hour sessions were debates in name only.

PQ Focuses On Values Charter As Campaign Enters Home Stretch

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A prominent supporter of the Parti Quebecois' values charter made waves in the provincial election campaign on Sunday, using the example of...