Quebec Spring Election


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.

Marois Won't Rule Out Referendum

MONTREAL - Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois might hold an independence referendum if her party forms a majority government after the April 7 election.Then again, she might not.Her will-she-or-won...

The Fight Of His Political Life Awaits

MONTREAL - Much has changed since Francois Legault's Coalition for Quebec's Future was seen as a possible game-changer before the 2012 provincial election.That's when it was seen as a contender to for...