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Carlos Leitao to present budget March 28

With the government on good financial footing, Coalition Avenir Quebec leader Francois Legault is calling for a tax cut. "To return $1,000 per family in...

Family, former colleagues pay last respects to Sylvie Roy

Although Roy left the CAQ in a rift with leader Francois Legault, he said he held on to many good memories, adding that he was...

Psychiatrist says Bain's mental disorder was not helped by medication

CBC.caIn a fifth day of testimony, Dr. Marie-Frederique Allard said that Richard Henry Bain was not criminally responsible for his actions the night of Sept.

Ont., BC, Que. agree to make interprovincial wine purchases easier

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, right, B.C. Premier Christy Clark, centre, and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard arrive to speak to the media during a meeting of...

Former Roche VP granted bail while appealing conviction

... the same sentence for conspiring to win lucrative municipal contracts by breaking political funding laws. Michaud is also facing charges in another case involving...

Francois Legault takes hard line against sovereignty

It's been 18 years since Francois Legault first won a seat at the National Assembly. With recent poll numbers suggesting a steady rise in support...

Officer testifies Bain was coherent, helpful following shooting

When asked why he had done this, Bain said he was "against the [expletive]" -- meaning the newly-elected premier Pauline Marois. Rochon said through the...

Legault denounces taxi drivers' threat of summer of protest

CAQ leader Francois Legault says taxi drivers are unjustified in threatening to protest during the Grand Prix and the rest of the summer. Taxi drivers...

Jury selection for trial of Richard Henry Bain begins

He was arrested for allegedly killing lighting technician Denis Blanchette outside of the Metropolis nightclub in September 2012 as then-Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois was...

Richard Henry Bain to learn if his murder trial will begin as scheduled

He was arrested for allegedly killing lighting technician Denis Blanchette outside of the Metropolis nightclub in September 2012 as then-Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois was...

Premier praises English school board system

CBC.ca“I've been repeating the same thing for the last 25 years, mostly because when I speak about my field and the research in my field,...

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, right, speaks to reporters at the legislature in Quebec City on April 28, 2016 ...

Montreal GazetteTheir respective comments came shortly after Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said the pressure was mounting on Ottawa to provide financial assistance for Bombardier's CSeries...

Postscript: What Philippe Couillard and Marc Bergevin have in common

What do Philippe Couillard and Marc Bergevin have in common? They both started so well but things really have gone south. Now the Habs can...

Air Canada-Bombardier deal sacrifices Aveos workers: opposition

Now Parti Quebecois leader Pierre Karl Peladeau and Coalition Avenir Quebec leader Francois Legault say Premier Philippe Couillard has dropped the ball. The pair were...

CAQ propose $5 billion company upgrade fund

The CAQ is holding a two-day meeting in Bromont to set priorities for the party heading into the next session of the National Assembly. Party...

Quebec aeronautics sector deserves more federal help: Couillard

Ottawa CitizenQuebec Premier Philippe Couillard is pressuring the federal government to support the province's aeronautical industry, which he says deserves as much attention as Ontario's...

Coderre, Couillard, Trudeau condemn Paris attacks

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard speaks at a news conference in this CP File photo. "On behalf of Quebec, I wish to express my dismay regarding...

Wage offers will set Quebec back decades: Legault

Philippe Couillard is setting Quebec back 10, 20 or even 30 years with the latest offers to public sector employees. That's the assessment made by...

MNA Stephane Bedard to step down

Longtime Parti Quebecois MNA Stephane Bedard is expected to announce he is quitting politics. There are multiple reports that Bedard will announced his resignation later...

Postscript: Julie Snyder deserves an award

Just days before the last election then-premier Pauline Marois changed the system of tax credits for independent TV production, against the advice of her own...

Couillard announces $1.5-billion maritime strategy

Premier Philippe Couillard announced the details of Quebec's maritime strategy on Monday, detailing a plan that will see $1.5 billion spent over the next five...

Final preps underway for funeral of former Quebec Premier Jacques Parizeau.

Every premier since 1985, with the exception of the late Robert Bourassa, attended the service, with Premier Philippe Couillard accompanied by Pierre Marc Johnson, Daniel...

Peladeau's politics hurt Quebec City's NHL chances, says Legault

Pierre Karl Peladeau's separatist tendencies are undermining Quebec City's hopes of getting an NHL franchise back in the city, according to Coalition Avenir Quebec leader...

Perks given to ex-premiers are too much, last too long: Philippe Couillard

Quebec offers ex-premiers lavish perks for a three-year period after they leave office, including money to hire staff, buy equipment and rent office space --...

Postscript: Money and entitlements

You see, then-premier Pauline Marois changed the rules five days before the election to give Snyder's company the tax break. It was a little pre-election...

Conflict of interest? Peladeau won't budge on shares

A potential conflict of interest looms. Quebecor recently stated Peladeau was a visionary leader when he ran the company; CAQ leader Francois Legault said this...

PQ MNA Gaudreault to support Bernard Drainville

Gaudreault was Minister of Transportation and Muncipal affairs during the short-lived Pauline Marois government. He becomes the sixth sitting MNA to support Drainville as PQ...

Mosques should be investigated prior to opening: CAQ leader Legault

MONTREAL -- CAQ leader Francois Legault said Tuesday all mosques in the province should be investigated prior to being allowed to open. Francois Legault, leader...

Premier Philippe Couillard says human rights aren't focus of China trip

SHANGHAI, China -- Quebec's premier doesn't intend to lecture his Chinese hosts about human rights while on his trade mission to the country. Philippe Couillard...

Couillard urges unity following attacks

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard issued a plea for unity following a pair of shocking attacks committed by Quebecers. Couillard, reading from a written statement Thursday...

Media mogul-MNA Peladeau attacks Legault over ethics bill

St. Jerome MNA Pierre Karl Peladeau has chosen another target on his Facebook page, as the media mogul and likely PQ leadership candidate has taken...

Drainville to run for PQ leadership

Parti Quebecois MNA Bernard Drainville appears ready to enter his party's leadership race, left vacant since Pauline Marois quit the leadership after the April election.

Liberals to support CAQ motion seen as targeting Peladeau

"A motion put forward by (CAQ leader) Francois Legault targets me personally," said MNA Peladeau. "If I become a candidate and if the members of...

Peladeau will put his Quebecor shares in trust if he becomes PQ leader

The media baron said he has not yet decided whether to run for the leadership, although he is considered the likely front-runner to succeed Pauline...

Peladeau outraged by motion to ban MNAs from owning media companies

Toronto Sun On Tuesday CAQ leader Francois Legault tabled a motion that would forbid MNAs from owning media companies, with a vote expected to take place...

Peladeau says, if he's PQ leader, his Quebecor shares will go in blind trust

The media baron says he has not yet decided whether to run for the leadership, although he is considered the likely front-runner to succeed Pauline...

Conflict arises between PQ leadership hopefuls Peladeau and Lisee

CBC.ca ... core beliefs, Peladeau said at a press conference Saturday morning on the sidelines of a PQ conference in Sherbrooke, in which the party is...

Conflict arises between PQ leadership hopefuls Peladeau and Lisée

... core beliefs, Peladeau said at a press conference Saturday morning on the sidelines of a PQ conference in Sherbrooke, in which the party is...

Postscript: No one is above the law

The new one is softer and gentler, a friend of the poor and downtrodden, a regular man of the people or as Francois Legault quipped,...

Despite belt-tightening, fighting bullying a priority, says Couillard

Montreal Gazette Premier Philippe Couillard has many priorities, but even in a budget crunch he says we have to fight bullying. But lean times require a...

PQ, Liberals row over Transcanada supertanker oil shipments

Former premier Pauline Marois wanted oil, said energy minister Pierre Arcand. “She wanted Quebec to be a place where we had a lot of petroleum...

Libs under fire for cuts as PQ MNAs jockey for leadership spot

Maybe he's trying to get some support of the left wing of the Parti Quebecois,” said CAQ leader Francois Legault. Clearly trying to stand out...

Government strikes deal $1.2B agreement in principle with doctors

“So far Mr. Barrette is not working on efficiency. He's only working on shovelling the problem in the next eight years,” said CAQ leader François...

Quebec sovereignists convene in attempt to reverse sagging fortunes

The event, called DestiNation, was organized by Gilbert Paquette and actor-turned-politician Pierre Curzi, a former PQ MNA who bolted from the party from under Pauline...

Cutting parental leave on the table as Liberals seek to balance budget

Montreal Gazette “It's an explosive cocktail, if we do so for the economy,” said CAQ leader Francois Legault. In a showdown with doctors over long-planned salary...

After months of protest, parliamentary hearings on pension reform begin

Premier Philippe Couillard told reporters Tuesday that appropriate security measures would be taken at the national assembly after Montreal's City Hall was invaded by demonstrators...

Christian Dubé stepping down as MNA

“I'm disappointed to see him leave the CAQ but he can advance the party's ideas in his new position,” said party leader Francois Legault. Other...

Montreal protesters bring pensions fight to Couillard's office

Couillard has said that in order to balance the budget by 2015-2016, pension reform would be necessary and introduced Bill 3, which would force union...

Philippe Couillard to lead first trade mission to China in October

QUEBEC - Premier Philippe Couillard is heading to China in October for his first economic mission abroad. The Canadian Press has learned Couillard will visit...

Liberal youth wing votes to axe CEGEP system; Couillard not on board

Montreal Gazette Couillard conceded, however, that reform may be needed to better align college training to the needs of the labour market. “It's part of the...