Will the PQ Win Light a Fire Under Harper?

Zach Paikin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Zach Paikin

With Jean Charest's resignation as leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, any arrangement between the Liberals and François Legault's CAQ to form a government now appears highly unlikely. That means that the PQ is set to govern Quebec at least for the next several months. Paradoxically, the PQ's minority win gives Stephen Harper a small window to advance a new vision for Canadian federalism and therefore unite a polarized Confederation along the lines of a common direction.

Media Bites: Auto-Tweets After a Shooting? Coverage Should Fit the Crime

J.J. McCullough | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg As a man lay dead and Canadians sat glued to their social media feeds patiently awaiting updates on the appalling violence that struck Tuesday night's Parti Quebecois victory rally, the trickle of breaking news from the nation's top commentators was frequently interrupted by cryptically off-topic offerings from otherwise credible sources. If nothing else, it was a reminder of the perils of setting up one of those time-delayed auto-tweeters.

Human Rights Complaint Filed Against Harper's New Spin Doctor

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A separatist firebrand in Quebec has filed an official complaint against Prime Minister Stephen Harper's new choice for communications dire...