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PQ warns of future cuts coming for daycares

QUEBEC – The Parti Québécois accused the government of orchestrating a race to the bottom with a plan to cut $120 million from the budgets of subsidized daycares. 196 more words

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Charbonneau Commission report was 'sanitized': Pierre Karl Péladeau

QUEBEC — The Charbonneau commission’s final report appears to have been sanitized before being made public, the leader of the Parti Québécois said Thursday.

On the same day as reports emerged that the commission intended to hit and hit hard, only to tone down its findings at the last minute, Pierre Karl Péladeau wondered out loud whether the commission got cold feet when faced with the prospect of legal challenges to its conclusions. 585 more words

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Pierre Karl Péladeau admits misstep at PQ meeting

QUEBEC — Pierre Karl Péladeau conceded Tuesday that he still has things to learn about the business of being a politician.

Péladeau agreed he was not clear enough Sunday when he was asked — twice — to explain his views on the partition issue sparked by the presence of First Nations leader Ghislain Picard at a Parti Québécois national council meeting in Sherbrooke. 619 more words


Editorial: Aboriginals, sovereignty and Quebec

With support for independence on the wane, Parti Québécois members are no doubt happy for whatever backing comes their way. So when First Nations leader Ghislain Picard declared at the party’s policy convention on Saturday “I am Innu; I am sovereignist,” the crowd gave him a standing ovation. 387 more words

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Report on corruption in Quebec's construction industry revealed

MONTREAL – The long-awaited report into corruption in Quebec’s construction industry is being made public Tuesday.

Superior Court Justice France Charbonneau delivered a statement starting at 11 a.m., just as the report is released online. 119 more words


Quebec partition — can the PQ dance around separation's borderline issue?

A few years back, while guest hosting on CJAD and about an hour away from wrapping up the show, I heard the voice of my engineer through my headphones, telling me in a whispered hiss that his computer (which pretty well controlled every element of the broadcast) had just crashed. 951 more words


Parti Québécois scrambles to explain support for aboriginal leader who favours partition

SHERBROOKE — Parti Québécois leader Pierre Karl Péladeau has refused to take a position on whether the province could be carved up by minority groups in the event of sovereignty. 1,103 more words