PAULINE MAROIS ELECTION

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Move Pierre, Get Out The Way

Pierre Karl Peladeau is not a man who is used to playing second fiddle. In fact, when the media mogul announced his candidacy for the Parti Quebecois Sunday, many pundits wondered if Peladeau would on...
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Think Quebec's Going to Separate? Take a Valium!

As expected, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois has called an election this week. Recently published surveys appear to suggest that her Parti Quebecois government is tracking toward a majority government. Predictably, the political and pundit class in English Canada are hyperventilating at the prospect of a referendum on Quebec sovereignty should the PQ win a majority. The citizens of Quebec will vote for a new government in their next election. They aren't going to the polls to vote to form a new country. That may come later. But I doubt it. Like the rest of us, Quebecers are far too preoccupied with questions much more fundamental to them.
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It's Hers To Lose

Taking advantage of good polling and the inability to pass legislation through the National Assembly, including the controversial secular charter, Pauline Marois has called an election to be held in Q...
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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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Quebec Election?

QUEBEC - The chances of a 2013 Quebec election declined somewhat as the Parti Quebecois government moved Wednesday to downplay expectations of a snap vote.The premier and at least three ministers shru...
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Are These 3 Premiers Toast?

Incumbent governments have been very hard to defeat recently. Is that about to change? Since 2011, one federal government and seven provincial governments have won re-election, on several occasions ag...