QUEBEC PROVINCIAL ELECTION

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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Artist Defaces Marois Campaign Sign

Montreal artist Marina Totino committed a creative act of electoral sign defacement. Totino drew a hijab on a Pauline Marois poster she spotted in Montreal. Of course, this isn't the first time some...
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HE'S OUT

QUEBEC - Former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe says he will not run in the next Quebec election.Duceppe told The Canadian Press on Monday he won't seek a Parti Quebecois nomination and hasn't be...
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Meet Quebec's Wildcard

MONTREAL - Jean Charest portrayed himself as a staunch defender of Quebec vis-a-vis Ottawa on Tuesday while at the same time trying to paint Francois Legault as a man who has not renounced his soverei...
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Who Will Win The Quebec Election

Quebec's 2012 election has been called for Sept. 4. The race is expected to be a battle between Jean Charest's ruling Liberals and the Parti Québécois, though François Legault's CAQ could upset things...