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'We want to have our fair share': New PQ leader vows to work 'within the system' to defend Quebec’s interests

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


Analysis: Measuring the mood as voters go to polls in four byelections

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


Quebec begins two-day consultations on education

The Quebec government is holding a two-day education consultation in Quebec City Thursday and Friday.

It focuses on student success and finding ways to increase graduation and to support those with special needs. 321 more words


Quebec court delays amount to a crisis: PQ

Another case could fail to go to trial due to court delays in Quebec.

Engineer Tom Harding is facing 47 charges of criminal negligence causing death for the Lac-Mégantic train explosion. 336 more words


Dan Delmar: Jean-François Lisée finds himself in a tough position

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


Don Macpherson: Coalition Avenir Québec campaigns against immigrants, even where there are few

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


Advanced polls open in 4 Quebec byelections

Advanced polls opened Sunday for four Quebec byelections in the ridings of Arthabaska, Marie-Victorin, Saint-Jérôme and Verdun.

The riding of Saint-Jérôme has stood empty since former… 119 more words