Quebec Sovereignty

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 ...

Marois Attracts U.S. Investors Despite PQ Perceptions

CBC | Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada Business

As her three-day visit to New York comes to an end, Premier Pauline Marois is saying that some companies have decided to invest in Quebec, although sh...

Anger Erupts Between Nationalists, Sovereigntists In Montreal

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

A dozen Montreal police officers formed a human wall to separate a group of anglophone rights activists and a group of Quebec sovereigntists, as they ...

Does She See A Sovereignty Referendum In The Near Future?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Politics

PARIS - Quebec Premier Pauline Marois told a radio network in France today that a referendum on sovereignty is hardly conceivable right now.She told l...

Canada and Quebec: Don't Stay Together For the Kids

Jordon Froese | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada Politics
Jordon Froese

If Pauline Marois' government decides it wants to lead Quebec out of Canada, to my mind she's simply following the logical path that has been laid down (intentionally or not) by our Federal leaders over the past 145 years. If it turns out Quebec wants a divorce we should grant it and move on. It seems evident there wasn't much of a family to begin with, and we don't seem to want to start building one now.

How Harper Is Assuring Business On PQ Victory

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Quebecers voted for change, to be sure — but the mandate they gave the Parti Quebecois isn't anywhere near robust enough for Pauline Mar...

50 Plus 1 For Separation Still Fine: NDP

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Liberal mischief-makers set a political cat loose among the NDP pigeons Thursday, forcing opposition New Democrats to defend their ...

Not A Vote For Sovereignty: MPs

CBC | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Federal leaders and MPs say they will work with Pauline Marois and the Parti Québécois, but that her minority victory shows a majority of Quebecers ...

PQ's Impact On Business Muted By Minority

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Tuesday's minority election win by the Parti Quebecois will tie the hands of the left-of-centre party and likely force it to abandon those ...