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Ex-PQ leader Boisclair arrested for suspected drunk driving: reports

Former PQ chief, Andre Boisclair, exits a police station in Quebec City, on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vincent Fradet. QUEBEC — Former Parti Quebecois leader Andre Boisclair was


Parti Quebecois members celebrate Rene Levesque on 30th anniversary of his death

QUEBEC — Parti Quebecois caucus members have paid tribute to party co-founder Rene Levesque on the 30th anniversary of his death. Levesque became premier in 1976 and was re-elected in


Voters head to polls in Quebec City-area provincial byelection

Quebec government MNA Sam Hamad hugs staff member Ihssane El Ghernati, right, as he leaves a news conference after he announced his resignation in St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Que., on April 27, 2017.


N.S.-born prof and sovereigntist wants to run for Parti Quebecois

MONTREAL — A small fishing village in southwestern Nova Scotia seems like the last place you’d find a voice for Quebec independence. But the latest Parti Quebecois hopeful seeking to


PQ members endorse Jean-Francois Lisee’s with 92.8 per cent confidence vote

Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee reacts following a confidence vote at the party’s policy convention in Montreal, Saturday, September 9, 2017, as his partner Sandrine Perrot looks on. THE CANADIAN


Controversy in Quebec as more French students choose English college

Dawson college CEGEP student Jana Abdul-Rahim poses outside the college in Montreal, Friday, September 8, 2017. During a convention this weekend, Parti Quebecois delegates will debate and possibly vote on


Quebec premier says there’s an advantage to youth being bilingual

QUEBEC — Forcing francophone students to attend junior college exclusively in French, as some Parti Quebecois members have proposed, is a non-starter for the Liberals, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said


PQ leader maintains position Trudeau is responsible for influx of refugees

SAINT-EUSTACHE, Que. — The leader of the Parti Quebecois doubled down Wednesday on his claim Justin Trudeau’s famous tweet welcoming the world’s persecuted people into Canada is responsible for the


PQ leader calls for new Quebec language law in reaction to 2016 census data

Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee rises during question period Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the legislature in Quebec City.The Parti Quebecois is calling for a new language law in reaction

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Anticosti Island – no more oil and gas exploration

QUEBEC — The Quebec government has put an end to oil and gas exploration on Anticosti Island. The province’s energy and natural resources department says the decision announced today was


Hydro-Quebec Montreal headquarters named after ex-premier Jean Lesage

MONTREAL — Hydro-Quebec’s Montreal headquarters has been named after former Liberal premier Jean Lesage, even though Rene Levesque is widely credited with completing the nationalization of Quebec’s electricity industry. Levesque,


Bombardier execs to defer payment of part of their 2016 compensation

People hold up signs during a demonstration outside Bombardier’s head office in Montreal, Sunday, April 2, 2017, to protest recent pay hikes and bonuses to the company’s top executives. THE


Quebec archbishop upset at withdrawal of crucifix from hospital

QUEBEC — The Archbishop of Quebec is expressing disappointment at a hospital’s decision to withdraw the crucifix from its premises. The Hopital du Saint-Sacrement in Quebec City says it removed


Bloc investigating possible Martine Ouellet leadership race violation

Despite having yet to formally file her nomination papers, Martine Ouellet has already been audited for possible breaches of the Bloc Québécois’s leadership rules race. Several members of the Bloc