The new Parti Québécois leader is a pragmatic and wily politician who promises that if elected premier in 2018, he won’t hold a sovereignty referendum until at least 2022 — if ever. 816 more words
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VICTORIAVILLE — The memory of Sylvie Roy lingers in every corner of her old riding of Arthabaska.
In restaurants, the mall and cafés, people instantly recall they voted for her in the 2012 and 2014 elections. 915 more words
The crude identity politics of the U.S. president-elect continues to motivate nationalists around the world, including a few in Quebec. While the new, more inclusive leader of the Parti Québécois, Jean-François Lisée, tries to soften his party’s ethnocentrism, distancing it from Donald Trump’s, the PQ’s rivals at the Coalition Avenir Québec bet doing the opposite is the key to replacing the Liberal government. 614 more words
Jean-François Lisée, who won the Parti Québécois leadership by taking a hard line against certain Muslim practices, isn’t the only Quebec political leader with a dog whistle, though whether Lisée still uses it depends on the day and the audience. 633 more words