Quebec Sovereignty

Most Quebecers Think Province Should 'Stay In Canada': Poll

CBC | CBC News | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Politics

Most Quebecers don't want to revisit the question of independence any time soon, a new poll suggests. Three-quarters of respondents to a survey con...

Catherine Lévesque

Gilles Duceppe Says The 'Bloc Canada' Is Not Quebec's Friend | Catherine Lévesque | Posted 10.18.2015 | Canada Politics

"I believe that the other three parties - which I call the 'Bloc Canada' - are basically the same on many, many issues."

Anyone But Harper Means Trouble for the Bloc

Denis Forcier | Posted 09.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Denis Forcier

In a strange way sovereignists share in the shame over Harper's Canada and want to react against it. As a result, they have decided to support the NDP instead of the Bloc, if the latest polls are any indication. And there's the rub, because that support seems completely illogical, and provides federalists with a potential political trap they will quickly spring against sovereignists.If the sovereignist vote for the NDP translates into a loss for Gilles Duceppe and the Bloc Québécois, we'll end up with only federalist parties and MPs in Ottawa.

PQ Set To Renew Sovereignty Push Before 2018 Quebec Election

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Politics

"We will take the appropriate steps to ensure we demonstrate the advantages and benefits of Quebec independence."

PQ Leader Weds TV Personality In Royal Quebec Wedding

CP | Martin Ouellet, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.16.2015 | Canada

More than 400 people attended the wedding, billed as the social event of the year.

Duceppe Won't Predict How Many Seats He Can Win

CP | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Politics

The Bloc has named 73 candidates so far and has promised to run in all of Quebec's 78 ridings.

Mulcair Warns Against Quebec Sovereignty, But Waves Nationalist Card

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Politics

Quebec sovereignty would hurt the province's middle class, the NDP leader says.

I've Grown Weary of Quebec's Obsession With Independence

Jason Najum | Posted 06.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Jason Najum

Like all non-separatist Quebecers, I have lived and suffered through a lifetime of sovereignty-fatigue. So at what point of obsession, at what level of almost complete disregard, are you obliged to say, unequivocally and without apology, that what was done was wasteful and therefore unacceptable?

Key FLQ Member Dies

CBC | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Politics

Francis Simard, one of four members of the Front de libération du Québec charged with the murder of a Quebec cabinet minister during the 1970 Octobe...

Why I Chose the NDP Over the Quebec Sovereignty Movement

Maria Mourani | Posted 01.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Maria Mourani

The NDP offers a unique political agenda at the federal level, capable of building bridges between Canadians of different stripes. Tom Mulcair is an experienced politician who provides reassuring, strong, well-respected, and balanced leadership. He knows the issues like the back of his hand. Under his guidance, the NDP has become a formidable Official Opposition.

Scotland Weighs Lessons From Quebec

CBC | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada Politics

At first glance, it might seem Quebec and Scotland have little in common. But look a little closer and some similarities emerge. Both are famous for...

Marois Regrets Talking Referendum

CBC | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Politics

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...

Marois's Warning To Rival Sovereigntist Party

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Liberal leader Philippe Couillard says Quebec could survive independence, but the financial price would be too high.Couillard continued to ...

Quebec Could Turn Into Greece If It Kept Loonie: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Business

Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois recently suggested that an independent Quebec would keep the Canadian dollar, and would try to keep a seat on th...

First Nations: We'll Decide Our Own Future

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A First Nations leader has a message for anyone talking up the issue of Quebec independence during the province's election campaign: don't ...

A Governing PQ Would Hold A Referendum

CBC | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada Politics

Quebec’s minister responsible for Montreal, Jean-François Lisée, says that if the Parti Québécois were to get a majority government in the next ...


CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP's proposed "unity bill" has sparked some disunity in the party's own ranks.One of the most prominent NDP stalwarts, former Saskatchew...

Marois: Values Charter Will Help Bring Harmony To Quebec

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Premier Pauline Marois denies the proposed values charter is part of an attempt to drum up support for Quebec independence — and instead ...

Marois Condemns Federal 'Intrusion' In Quebec Sovereignty Rules

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The parties in Quebec's legislature all voted in favour of a motion Wednesday to denounce the federal government's court challenge of a 13-ye...

PQ Minister: Harper Government's Move A 'Devious' Attack

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Prime Minister Stephen Harper came under attack Sunday from both separatist and federalist opponents for his decision to fight a Quebec law t...

Sovereigntists Angered As Ottawa Steps Into Secession Law Dispute

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Leaders of Quebec's sovereignty movement are gearing up for a fight with the federal government over its decision to intervene in a provinc...

Black: Quebecers 'Addicted' To Transfer Payments

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - There is no longer a threat of Quebec independence because Quebecers have become "addicted" to transfer payments from other provinces, forme...

Quebec's Signature on the Constitution Is Symbolic But Ideal

Deborah Coyne | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Politics
Deborah Coyne

The Constitution of 1982 is the fundamental law of the land everywhere in Canada, including Quebec, notwithstanding the regrettable fact that the then sovereigntist premier of Quebec, René Lévesque, refused to sign the final document. However, although not legally necessary, it is nevertheless desirable that the National Assembly of Quebec formally endorse the 1982 constitutional changes.

PQ Should Use Public Funds To Promote Sovereignty: Parizeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Former Parti Quebecois premier Jacques Parizeau is taking aim at the current party leadership, saying it should do more to promote sovereig...

And Now, The Moment We've All Been Waiting For

CBC | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Politics

The Parti Québécois is preparing a wide-ranging strategy to push its sovereignty agenda forward. Since her election on Sept. 4, Pauline ...