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Health Minister Gaétan Barrette under scrutiny after PQ lodges complaint

The ethics commissioner is investigating whether or not Quebec’s health minister, Gaétan Barrette, placed himself in a situation of conflict of interest.

Commissioner Jacques Saint-Laurent announced Friday that he has opened up an investigation following a complaint by the… 121 more words

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Les jeunes péquistes refusent de revenir à la charte des valeurs

Encouraging:

Les esprits se sont échauffés au Congrès du comité national des jeunes du Parti québécois (PQ), qui ont rejeté en bloc, dimanche, l’idée d’interdire le port des signes religieux pour tous les employés du secteur public et parapublic pendant leurs heures de travail.

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PQ youth vote against controversial ban on religious symbols

At a congress in Victoriaville over the weekend, the Parti Québécois‘ youth wing voted to tow the party line when it comes to religious accommodation. 290 more words

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PQ youth wing to debate religious accomodation

The youth wing of the Parti Québécois (PQ) is set to debate the party’s position on religious neutrality at its national congress in Victoriaville over the weekend. 262 more words

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Scathing report says PQ has become an aging 'social club' that is ‘frozen in the past’

QUEBEC — The Parti Québécois has become an aging, disconnected social club with a mentality that’s stuck in the past, a new report suggests.

Produced by former party leadership candidate Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, who spent months consulting the party’s small “under 40” crowd, the report paints a gloomy picture of the languishing party. 449 more words

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