Premier-designate Philippe Couillard says he will get moving on promises to boost the economy, pass a budget and implement a charter of secularism as soon as he is sworn into office, which will likely be within two weeks.
It's a good day for Quebec. It's a good day for Canada. It's a good day because the election result proved most Quebecers have a fundamental sense of decency, says CTV Executive producer Barry Wilson.
Sounds of celebration echoed through the Quebec Solidaire gathering Monday night in Montreal, as the left-leaning party added a third MNA to its previous duo, as Manon Massé beat Liberal Anna Klisko to take Sainte-Marie Saint-Jacques by 91 votes.
When Pauline Marois called an election in early March the Parti Quebecois had strong support in public opinion polls and the consensus was that the election was hers to lose. Over the next 33 days she did just that.
PQ leader Pauline Marois put on a brave face Saturday in the light of a new poll that put her far behind the Liberals. “Everything is possible,” she said while campaigning in the Johnson riding alongside candidate Yves-François Blanchet.