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New poll: CAQ eclipses Liberals, could be headed for majority ...

The CAQ had the backing of 34% of respondents compared with 29% for the Liberals, 20% for the PQ and 12 for QS.Quebec Liberal Party...

Kramberger: Industrial tax base will remain for city despite Ericsson's ...

Mayor Guy Pilon is confident another firm will take over Ericsson's high-tech facility in Vaudreuil-Dorion.and more »...

Don Macpherson: Philippe Couillard shuffles, and misdeals

At least that's the impression you might get from Premier Philippe Couillard's emergency cabinet shuffle this week. The shuffle was hastily improvised in response to...

Quebec systemic racism hearings will proceed, Premier Philippe Couillard says

QUEBEC — The systemic racism hearings set up by the Quebec government for this fall will proceed because people have a right to be heard,...

Don Macpherson: The political schizophrenia of the CAQ

Last week, the CAQ released a video containing an excerpt in English from a speech last November in which Coalition leader François Legault appealed to...

Man charged with assaulting Premier Philippe Couillard to be tried in October

Esteban Torres Wicttorff, right, is seen beside Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, left, during a vigil on June 16, 2016 at Parc de l'Espoir in Montreal...

New CAQ video makes pitch to English-speaking voters, just in time for Canada Day

CAQ Leader François Legault and then-MNA Stéphane Le Bouyonnec, now CAQ party president, are seen in this 2013 file photo. "We want to give a...

Couillard sells his 'beautiful budget' at Drummondville assembly

In a speech outside Drummondville city hall, Couillard seemed cheerful about his government's third consecutive balanced budget set to be released March 28. He added...

Analysis: Couillard will feel political fallout from Montreal's snowstorm for weeks

Former premier Pauline Marois deftly handled the Lac Mégantic tragedy. They have learned to never underestimate public opinion – especially in those moments where voters...

Allison Hanes: Cartoon draws wrong response from Philippe Couillard

Houda-Pepin, a Muslim herself, left politics two years ago due to irreconcilable differences with Couillard over his hands-off approach to accommodating minority rights. She has...

Bloc Québécois' new leader: Who is Martine Ouellet?

An ardent PQ supporter since her teens, Ouellet was active behind the scenes in the party until she got a call in 2010 from Pauline...

Nadeau-Dubois confirmed as Québec Solidaire candidate in Gouin riding

That protest movement, later dubbed Quebec's “Maple Spring,” eventually led the Liberal government to call a general election that saw the government of Jean Charest...

CAQ's Nathalie Roy received threatening letters because of identity politics

The leader of the Coalition Avenir Quebec, François Legault, confirmed Tuesday that MNA Nathalie Roy has received threatening letters, which she attributed to religious extremists.

Pauline Marois relieved by Bain verdict

. Philip Authier, More from Philip Authier, . Published on: August 24, 2016 | Last Updated: August 24, 2016 7:55 PM EDT. Parti Québécois...

Slander trial looms for Quebec author who criticized Muslim school

Algerian-born Djemila Benhabib responds to questions during a news conference with PQ leader Pauline Marois on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in Trois-Rivieres, Que. A slander...

Why was Bain not charged with terrorism?

On election night 2012, Richard Bain opened fire on a group of people he believed were Parti Québécois supporters, killing one man and severely injuring...

Jury deliberations to stretch into 10th day in Richard Henry Bain trial

Bain, 65, faces a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of stagehand Denis Blanchette outside a nightclub as then-Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois was...

PQ leadership candidate Paul St-Pierre Plamondon wants a new, more inclusive Charter of Quebec Values

St-Pierre Plamondon also wants the PQ to open the party's doors to ethnic communities, which would lead to a return of “political clubs” — including...

Richard Henry Bain trial: Jurors ask constable to let families know they're OK

CBC.caThe charges relate to a shooting outside Montreal's Metropolis nightclub, where Pauline Marois was addressing Parti Québécois faithful after her election win on Sept. 4,...

Jury at Bain trial going into fifth day of deliberations

Bain is charged with first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder. The charges relate to a shooting outside a nightclub where then-Parti Québécois leader...

Montreal Pride Parade brings out thousands

CTV NewsAlongside Trudeau were many provincial and municipal politicians, including Premier Philippe Couillard and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said reports that...

Bain trial: Jurors end first day of deliberations

... first-degree murder of stagehand Denis Blanchette, the attempted murder of stagehand David Courage as well as 12 other stagehands and Sûreté du Québec police...

Bernard Drainville steps into new role as political analyst

Drainville, better known as the minister responsible for the failed charter of values in Pauline Marois' government, is not the first politician to land in...

Richard Henry Bain trial: Jury to start deliberations on Saturday

On the night of the 2012 vote, Bain drove from his chalet in La Conception to the Metropolis nightclub in Montreal where the Parti Québécois...

Don Macpherson: Tweeting a revival of identity politics in Quebec

Such a tweet by Premier Philippe Couillard went largely unnoticed in midsummer. In it, Couillard expressed solidarity with Germany after a July 25 suicide bombing...

Closing arguments begin in murder trial of Richard Henry Bain

He was not interested in discussing the election, the shooting, Pauline Marois and the PQ, Guttman told the court. Only his mission from God to...

Mennie: From now on, every day's election day for François Legault and the CAQ

Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault is already campaigning to win byelections that have yet to be called. And his party will have to win...

No Cymbalta found in Richard Henry Bain's blood: toxicologist

... way of mental disorder. Blanchette was killed and fellow stagehand Dave Courage seriously injured after they were both struck by the same bullet outside...

Former Parti Québécois politician Bernard Drainville gets gig at LCN

Parti Québécois house leader Bernard Drainville walks away with his wife Martine Forand and his children Lambert and Rosalie after announcing his resignation from politics...

Richard Bain trial adjourned early because accused kept nodding ...

Richard Henry Bain's references to Christianity in interviews after his arrest for murder is not a sign he was psychotic, a forensic psychiatrist told the...

Richard Henry Bain was eager to suggest anti-depressant was to blame for homicide, psychiatrist

Bain fired the shot while premier designate Pauline Marois was delivering her victory speech to the Parti Québécois inside the nightclub. Bain has claimed he...

Couillard, Legault and Gaudreault will be present at Sylvie Roy's funeral

The leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec, François Legault, who worked with Roy before she left the party in 2015, will bid farewell to his...

Sylvie Roy remembered as combative politician who fought corruption

In this file photo, Sylvie Roy (left) listens as Coalition Avenir Quebec leader Francois Legault speaks about stamping out corruption on Thursday Aug. 2, 2012...

Bain was a 'ticking time bomb' before election-night shooting, jury told

Psychiatrist Marie Frédérique Allard, centre, walks with Richard Bain's defence lawyer Alan Guttman, left, during a break in Allard's testimony in Bain's murder trial at...

Richard Bain appeared to be psychotic weeks after election night shooting: psychiatrist

The shooting occurred while then premier designate and Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois was delivering her victory speech. Allard was given a mandate by the...

Bain was treated for depression for years before election night shooting

Both men were shot by Bain outside the Metropolis nightclub while premier designate Pauline Marois was delivering a victory speech to the Parti québécois inside...

Crown begins cross-examination of Richard Henry Bain

Bain, 65, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of lighting technician Denis Blanchette outside the Metropolis nightclub as premier-designate Pauline Marois was inside...

In audio recording, Bain said he went to Metropolis so PQ leader couldn't give speech

But in a scratchy audio recording played for the jury, Bain was heard saying that he went to Metropolis so that PQ leader Pauline Marois...

Bain says memory came back at second interrogation

4 as then-Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois was inside giving her speech to celebrate the party's election victory. They include first-degree murder in the shooting...

Cloutier defends wishing Muslims a happy Eid on Twitter

In that sense, he said, he was inspired by other political figures: Obama, Sanders and former PQ leader Pauline Marois. “I made those wishes like...

Bain told nurse 'I know what I did was wrong,' court hears

The Crown has alleged that, hours later, Bain was in a fit of rage when he approached the back entrance to the club just as...

Richard Henry Bain trial: expert can't explain why gun jammed

The men were shot just as premier designate Pauline Marois was about to deliver her victory speech. At the start of the trial three weeks...

Ammunition, medication bottles were scattered throughout Bain's home, jury told

Inside the club,the Parti Québécois was celebrating their election victory and Premier-designate Pauline Marois was about to make her victory speech. Benjamin said the patio...

Don Macpherson: For François Legault's Coalition Avenir Québec party, a crucial by-election

Legault has bet his own personal prestige on the by-election. He has said he will be “very present” in the riding, and accompanied his candidate...

Richard Bain murder trial: 'That gun's too close,' Metropolis head of security thought

Ambulances were on the scene in what felt like seconds and Ayoola went back inside to help evacuate then-PQ leader and premier-elect Pauline Marois and...

Thousands at Montreal vigil show support for Orlando victims; Couillard taken away after incident

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard had to be rushed from the stage of a heavily attended Montreal vigil commemorating victims of the Orlando tragedy Thursday night...

Opinion: Jean-François Lisée has a proposal for those who feel trapped into voting Liberal

Health: Transferring $3 billion of our collective wealth to 20,000 doctors was the worst public finance mistake ever made, by former health ministers François Legault...

English school boards criticized for adopting Quebec history curriculum

Laville noted that while former premier Pauline Marois's government lasted only 18 months, the history program it initiated will live on. “I think it's one...

With Drainville gone, Lisée becomes the PQ's last man standing

It was then that, even though the defeat of then PQ leader Pauline Marois had yet to be officially confirmed, the race to replace her...