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Quebec election

Three major polls predicted a tight race, but the CAQ beat the Liberals by a landslide. What gives?
According to recent polls, some voters in Quebec are moving from change to the right to change on the left.
The challenge of decarbonising the economy – the energy transition – is immense.
In an interview with HuffPost Quebec, the CAQ leader said it’s important to learn from Trump's election.
Be prepared for one of the province's most adversarial elections in years.
These issues have repercussions not just for Quebecers, but for all Canadians.
English Canada should take the time to follow closely the upcoming Quebec election. It will matter for its future.
Since the financial meltdown in 2008-09, Quebec has run massive deficits each year. The province is on track to add $53 billion to its total provincial debt -- a 35 per cent increase -- by the end of the year. But in the same period, Ontario under McGuinty and Wynne will add $120 billion to its debt -- a 71 per cent increase.
Quebec's new Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaétan Barrette, has longed to take this post for many years. He likely has a clearer vision of the changes he would like to make than the vision espoused by the Liberal Party during the election campaign. There are some projects that are top priority, in my view, because they will help right the ship, change the culture. I list five here.
But Pauline Marois lost the game to Philippe Couillard. By choosing to openly flaunt the card of an unwanted referendum and sovereign Quebec, she is caught in her own trap. And by inadvertently bringing to light the aspect of her privileged profile, she has fallen out among the province's populace.