Two PQ cabinet ministers who defended Florent Gagné against accusations of ignoring bid-ridding were forced to concede that the man now overseeing the Laval trusteeship failed to forward a key document to police.
The Coalition Avenir Quebec has launched an advertising campaign inviting people to sign a petition compelling the Marois government to act more quickly against companies that have taken part in collusion and corruption.
An aide to Quebec's language minister is being accused of inflaming language tensions after he wrote a newspaper column called “Those Crazy Anglos,” and another criticizing politically correct immigrant stereotypes.
Opposition parliamentarians are rising in Quebec City and speaking out against Bill 14, delaying its passage. Through the heated rhetoric, one comment by a member of the PQ was noticed and led to a rather unusual response…in English.
Quebec Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Alexandre Cloutier unveiled the Parti Quebecois government’s long-awaited sovereignist governance plan Wednesday in Quebec City, and it involves relying on a familiar face.
A retired math professor from the Outaouais drove four hours in the snowstorm Tuesday to deliver his important message at the Bill 14 hearings: all cities in this province should operate exclusively in French.
Legault confirmed on Friday what had already been leaked during the week: that the Coalition Avenir Quebec was opposed to new language restrictions on military families, bilingual towns, and small businesses.
Bilingual municipalities fear they will lose their status and small businesses fear tough new restrictions. Quebec’s Anglophones are on edge and opposition is growing to the Parti Quebecois’ proposed revamp of language laws.
The Parti Quebecois says the province can't afford 10 road projects promised by the Liberals in their last months in power, putting planned upgrades to Highway 19 and a new West Island link on ice.
The opposition Coalition Avenir Quebec is taking aim at the province’s permanent anti-collusion unit, known by its French acronym UPAC. The second opposition wants the special police unit to report directly to the National Assembly.
The Parti Quebecois minority government, which has been forced to retreat on several key policies since it took office last fall, continued down that rocky path Wednesday as it reversed itself on a decision to cut $63 million in funding for environmental protection and health research.
There was some embarrassment on Tuesday for the Marois government when one of the PQ’s house leaders accidentally approved a motion critical of cuts made to university funding by his own government.
Speaking from London, Pauline Marois said that she was inspired by a decision by Scottish colleague Alex Salmond to give the vote to 16 and 17-year-olds during a referendum on independence next year.
Pierrefonds-Roxboro is the only borough with bilingual status and the local council wants to keep it that way, adding its name to the rank of local administrations opposed to the Parti Quebecois’ Bill 14.
Quebec’s corruption crisis has hit the New York ratings agencies. Following the resignation of Laval’s long-time mayor on Nov. 9, Standard & Poor’s downgraded the city’s financial outlook due to “uncertain leadership.”