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Quebec skies brighten for Trudeau, cloud over for Conservatives: poll

Sep 11 2019 — — With the federal election a little over a month away, sunny days have re-emerged for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in Quebec, while dark clouds are amassing over Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives. A new Forum Research poll shows 37 per cent of voters would opt for the Liberals if the election were held today. Support for the Conservatives, […]

Trudeau’s sunny days clouding over in Quebec, poll shows

Aug 1 2019 — — A new poll shows federal Conservatives, Liberals tied in Quebec, with Andrew Scheer’s party gaining ground. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s sunny days have become a little greyer in Quebec. With the federal election less than three months away, a new poll shows the Conservative Party gaining ground and running neck and neck with the Liberals […]

Justin Trudeau’s renaissance begins in Quebec

Jun 26 2019 — Martin Patriquin — According to the conventional wisdom in the rest of Canada, the SNC-Lavalin affair is Justin Trudeau’s Waterloo. In pressuring its own attorney-general to use her power to override the autonomy of the country’s public prosecutor’s office for the sake of the scandal-plagued Montreal-based engineering behemoth, the Liberal government is seen as having become exactly what […]

Poll shows sunny days continue for Justin Trudeau in Quebec

Jun 19 2019 — — The sunny days continue in Quebec for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. With the federal election four months away, a new poll shows Quebecers have the most confidence in Trudeau. And his Liberals are the top choice for voters in the province that helped him win a majority in 2015. However, the Conservatives lead in some […]

Trudeau’s Liberals, Legault’s CAQ lead the pack with Quebecers: poll

Feb 4 2019 — — Justin Trudeau’s Liberals continue to dominate the federal political landscape in Quebec, and a change in leadership of the Bloc Québécois has placed the party on an equal footing with the Conservative Party of Canada in the province, a new poll suggests. The same poll suggests the CAQ government is more popular now than when […]

A circumstantial alliance against Trudeau in Quebec

Jan 25 2019 — Don Macpherson — A second majority for Justin Trudeau in this year’s general election could be threatened in Quebec by a surprising circumstantial alliance between the Legault provincial government and a federal party that has been given up for dead. This province will play a key role in the election, and not only because it has 78 of […]

Sensibly, Legault is a Trudeau ally on carbon

Oct 24 2018 — Martin Patriquin — To enemies and some supporters alike, Premier François Legault is the closest we’ll ever get to Donald Trump. Though specious, the comparison nonetheless rings true in certain ways. Like the 45th U.S. president, Legault rode to power by exaggerating and demonizing the effects of immigration. And like Trump, Legault has made it a priority to […]

‘Just watch me’ says Couillard on saving dairy farms

Aug 29 2018 — — “Just watch me,” said Quebec Liberal leader Philippe Couillard on Wednesday morning when asked what he would do if Canada decides to allow concessions on its supply-management policies for dairy farmers in trade negotiations with the United States. The incumbent premier was evoking the words of former Liberal prime minister Pierre Trudeau to a journalist […]

No one in French Canada cares about Trudeau ‘groping’

Jul 9 2018 — Lise Ravary — While the English-language media in Canada are getting their knickers twisted in a knot over what Justin Trudeau did or did not do to a young female reporter 18 years ago, francophone media have been going out of their way to ignore the story. Or give it as little coverage as possible. Meanwhile, the CBC […]

Suddenly, Ontario is a hotbed of political intrigue

Feb 19 2018 — Celine Cooper — It’s official. Ontario politics have overtaken Quebec in the crazy-but-true department. For now, anyway. There are four months to go before the next Ontario election, and all hell is breaking loose. Quebecers, feel free to grab some popcorn, pull up a lawn chair and enjoy the political intrigue going down in someone else’s province for […]

Tom Mulcair talks Jour de la Terre and plans for life post-politics

Jan 24 2018 — — Tom Mulcair is forging a new path outside the political arena. The NDP MP for Outremont and former party leader was recently named as chairman of the board of directors for Jour de la Terre, a Quebec-France environmental organization. Jour de la Terre plays a role in the global Earth Day movement which has 190 […]