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Opposition leaders in Quebec want to change the way you vote

An unusual alliance of political rivals spoke out at the National Assembly on Wednesday.

Opposition parties told reporters that if elected, they would change the way Quebecers vote to a proportional representation system from the current first-past-the-post elections. 224 more words

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Quebec premier says he doesn't think CAQ leader is racist

When asked directly Friday afternoon if he thought the CAQ leader was racist, Premier Philippe Couillard answered, “I would never say that about anyone.”

It might be the closest thing CAQ Leader François Legault gets to a Liberal apology after Finance Minister Carlos Leitao was quoted saying the CAQ promoted an “ethnic-based nationalism.” 467 more words

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Quebec Liberals won't apologize for accusing CAQ of 'ethnic-based nationalism'

Does a political party have the right to call another party racist?

This is the debate that exploded at the National Assembly Thursday morning after… 592 more words

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MNAs back in Quebec City for last legislative session before fall election

The last legislative session before Quebec’s fall provincial election begins today.

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says his government’s seven remaining months will be focused on the economy, entrepreneurship, innovation and transport, as well as on announcing measures to help families. 236 more words

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This week on Focus Montreal: February 3

Focus Montreal introduces Montrealers to people who are shaping our community by bringing their stories into focus.

It airs Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. 339 more words

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Quebec premier criticized for saying government has too much money

The leader of a Quebec opposition party is accusing Premier Philippe Couillard’s government of overtaxing Quebecers.

On Tuesday, Couilllard said government coffers are overflowing because the economy is doing well and the provincial government has been collecting more revenue than expected. 531 more words

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