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Jean-Martin Aussant wins PQ nomination in Pointe-aux-Trembles

Parti Québécois members in Pointe-aux-Trembles have chosen former Option nationale founder Jean-Martin Aussant as their candidate in next October’s provincial election.

Aussant, a former PQ MNA, defeated Maxime Laporte, president of Société St. 162 more words

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CAQ and PQ downplay poll showing increased support for Liberals

QUEBEC — The leaders of the three opposition parties downplayed polling data released Tuesday showing support for the governing Liberals creeping up as the election approaches. 549 more words


PQ leader Lisée says challenger Marissal has 'failed the truth test'

Parti Québécois leader Jean-François Lisée says journalist-turned-Québec solidaire candidate Vincent Marissal has “spectacularly failed the truth test” with his entry into politics.

In an open letter obtained by the Presse Canadienne and later… 359 more words

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West Island REM Light Rail stations are political tools, PQ says

The Parti Quebecois is taking aim at West Island train stops along the proposed Réseau express métropolitain (REM) route.

The PQ said in a press conference on Tuesday, the electric train project is unnecessary and accuses Liberal MNAs of putting stops on the West Island in exchange for votes. 329 more words


Quebec’s political status quo challenged as 6-month countdown to elections begin

If current polling projections hold, Canadians could be reintroduced to a political reality in Quebec not seen since the late 1960s — a party other than the… 828 more words


The use of personal data by political parties: Weil promises investigation

QUEBEC — Faced with a blunt “no can do,” the minister responsible for democratic institutions has retreated from plans to ask Quebec’s electoral officials to examine what personal data political parties may be using to plot strategy. 669 more words