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PQ guarantees a “new Invoice 101” targeted on CEGEPs, immigration and bilingual standing for cities.

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Prime updates

  • Vandals defacing Conservative posters threatened to stab occasion volunteers, Duhaime says
  • Quebec desires extra federal well being spending whereas it appears to chop provincial taxes, political scientist notes
  • CAQ comfortably in lead, with Conservatives in second, Mainstreet Analysis monitoring suggests
  • Profile: François Legault
  • Profile: Dominique Anglade
  • At marketing campaign launch, Bloc Montréal pledges to repeal Invoice 96
  • Quebec solidaire makes pitch to English-speaking voters
  • Video: Éric Grenier on what to anticipate within the Quebec election
  • Liberals distance themselves from candidate who referred to as the CAQ racist and xenophobic
  • PQ guarantees ‘new Invoice 101’ targeted on CEGEPs, immigration, bilingual standing for cities
  • Legault’s gaffes: CAQ chief as soon as referred to a critic as ‘Mom Theresa’ and joked one other was useless
  • Sure, there are guidelines about the place candidates can publish election indicators
  • Canadian Get together of Quebec to launch marketing campaign on Tuesday
  • Conservatives promise Quebec Metropolis bridge
  • It’s tax-cut day on the marketing campaign path amid cost-of-living disaster
  • CAQ guarantees a ‘important tax reduce’ for all Quebecers if re-elected
  • Anglade pledges to place an additional $5,000 a yr into households’ wallets
  • Election indicators: Quebec Conservatives want a spell-checker
  • Liberal candidate contradicts Anglade on threats to the French language
  • Election Information: What you want to know in regards to the marketing campaign and voting

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2:30 p.m.

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2:15 p.m.

Vandals defacing Conservative posters threatened to stab occasion volunteers, Duhaime says

In two separate incidents, vandals defacing Conservative Get together of Quebec posters threatened to stab occasion volunteers, occasion chief Éric Duhaime says.

In a press release this afternoon, the occasion stated one incident occurred on Saturday night in Rosemont using in Montreal, and the second befell Sunday afternoon in Duplessis using in Sept-Îles.

The occasion stated in each circumstances, the culprits vandalized the posters after which threatened volunteers who requested them to cease.

Within the Montreal confrontation, a suspect was arrested by police and launched the following morning. Within the case of the Sept-Îles incident, the suspect continues to be being sought by the Sûreté du Québec, the Conservative occasion stated.

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“I’m devastated to be taught what occurred to those two volunteers,” Duhaime stated.

“I’m additionally relieved to know that each (volunteers) are doing nicely regardless of the circumstances. It’s past me that issues like this could nonetheless occur in a democratic state like ours. Activists from all events, with out exception, have the appropriate to be actively concerned in politics, with out having to concern for his or her security.”

The occasion stated vandals have additionally focused many indicators for the Conservative candidate in Taschereau using in Quebec Metropolis, Marie-Josée Hélie.

“Vandalism is unacceptable on the whole, however it’s much more so when it targets an train as basic as an election,” Duhaime stated.


2 p.m.

Quebec desires extra federal well being spending whereas it appears to chop provincial taxes, political scientist notes

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One political scientist says tax-cut guarantees within the provincial election are being pushed by inflation and cost-of-living issues, but additionally by a monetary state of affairs within the province that’s higher than anticipated.

There’s additionally a component of competitors involving events on the appropriate facet of the political spectrum, Daniel Beland, director of the McGill Institute for the Examine of Canada, stated Monday.

The Conservative Get together of Quebec, he added, has promised even deeper tax cuts than what was proposed on Monday by the 2 main events – the Coalition Avenir Québec and the Liberals.

The Quebec Tories, Beland added, are combating with the CAQ for seats within the Quebec Metropolis space.

“It’s usually in style if you discuss tax cuts, however after all, individuals don’t at all times take into consideration the trade-off,” Beland stated.

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Legault’s CAQ has stated it desires to cut back the excessive tax burden that Quebecers face. The CAQ says Quebecers pay, on common, 4 to 5 per cent extra tax than different Canadians.

Beland stated with increased taxes, the province has been efficient in combating poverty and in instituting progressive household insurance policies and reasonably priced youngster care — ready lists apart.

Quebecers, nevertheless, are clearly dissatisfied with the administration of their health-care and long-term care programs, in keeping with polls.

As nicely, the provinces, together with Quebec, are asking for elevated health-care spending from the federal authorities whereas trying to reduce taxes, which is an odd place to take, Beland famous.

“Sure, events are saying they may act to repair these issues, however individuals should perceive that tax cuts may imply much less cash for different issues like well being care, long-term care, so forth,” Beland stated.

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1:50 p.m.

CAQ comfortably in lead, with Conservatives in second, Mainstreet Analysis monitoring suggests

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1:45 p.m.

Profile: A take a look at Coalition Avenir Québec Chief François Legault

From The Canadian Press:

Right here’s a take a look at Francois Legault, the premier and chief of the Coalition Avenir Quebec.

Born: Might 26, 1957, in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. (65 years previous)

Training: Has a Bachelor’s in enterprise administration from HEC Montreal (1978) and a Grasp’s diploma in enterprise administration (finance) from the identical college (1984).

Profession earlier than politics: Legault made his mark within the aviation trade when he co-founded Air Transat in 1986. He remained the airline’s president and CEO till 1997.

Political report: Legault was elected to Quebec’s legislature in 1998 with the Parti Quebecois, the place he served underneath then-premier Lucien Bouchard as schooling minister, vice-president of the Treasury Board and finally well being minister. He has been re-elected to the legislature six occasions. He co-founded the Coalition Avenir Quebec in 2011 and has served as its chief ever since. Legault turned Quebec’s premier in October 2018.

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Household: Legault is married to Isabelle Brais and has two sons.

Driving: L’Assomption (north of Montreal).

Quote: “I need Quebecers to be pleased with our successes, our entrepreneurs, our artists, our athletes, our historical past and pleased with our tradition. I need this delight to feed our audacity, so we’re we’re not afraid of aiming huge, of being bold.”

Quebec Premier Francois Legault answers questions in Repentigny, east of Montreal, on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
Quebec Premier Francois Legault solutions questions in Repentigny, east of Montreal, on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Photograph by John Mahoney /Montreal Gazette

1:45 p.m.

Profile: Quebec Liberal Get together Chief Dominique Anglade

From The Canadian Press:

Right here’s a take a look at Dominique Anglade, chief of the Quebec Liberal Get together and the official Opposition.

Born: Jan. 31, 1974, in Montreal, Que. (48 years previous)

Early years: Raised by her Haitian dad and mom who typically welcomed various individuals over to the household residence, together with politicians and members of ladies’s teams. Anglade performed badminton and swam usually.

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Training: Holds a Bachelor’s diploma in industrial engineering from Polytechnique Montreal (1996) and a Grasp’s diploma in enterprise administration from HEC Montreal enterprise college (2003).

Household: Married to know-how entrepreneur Helge Seetzen. They’ve three kids: Michael, Clara, and Sophia.

Earlier than politics: Recognized for her expertise in consulting, administration technique and enterprise improvement. Named Younger World Chief by the Davos World Financial Discussion board (2014). She turned CEO of Montreal Worldwide in 2015, a non-profit group that draws overseas direct funding.

Political report: Was previously related to the Coalition Avenir Quebec earlier than becoming a member of the Quebec Liberal Get together in 2015. She served as financial system minister underneath then-premier Philippe Couillard for 2 years. She was elected chief in 2020, making her the primary lady to steer the Quebec Liberal occasion. She can be the primary Black lady to steer a provincial occasion in Quebec.

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Driving: Saint-Henri-Sainte-Anne (southeast Montreal)

Quote: “Individuals are extraordinarily annoyed, not solely the anglophones, individuals on the whole. Individuals are feeling we have to unite ourselves; we have to cease dividing ourselves, as a result of what’s forward of us goes to be a troublesome interval by way of the financial system.”

Quebec Liberal Party Leader Dominique Anglade answers question from a Montreal Gazette reporter at her National Assembly offices in Quebec City on March 16, 2022.
Quebec Liberal Get together Chief Dominique Anglade solutions query from a Montreal Gazette reporter at her Nationwide Meeting places of work in Quebec Metropolis on March 16, 2022. Photograph by Francis Vachon /Montreal Gazette

1:10 p.m.

At marketing campaign launch, Bloc Montréal pledges to repeal Invoice 96

Bloc Montréal, the occasion of former Montreal mayoral candidate Balarama Holness, selected the grounds of Dawson School to launch its marketing campaign for the provincial election on Monday.

The English-language CEGEP turned a logo within the battle over Invoice 96 when Premier François Legault introduced his authorities was shelving the college’s long-planned enlargement mission in favour of funding French-language schools within the province.

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“That’s why we’re right here immediately, significantly at Dawson School, to face up for the rights of not simply college students right here at Dawson School, however for all anglophone CEGEPs and public colleges which can be disenchanted with the way in which that the provincial authorities is funding, or the dearth of funding for our establishments,” Holness stated.

Learn our full story.


12:35 p.m.

Quebec solidaire makes pitch to English-speaking voters

In yesterday’s dwell weblog, I identified that when guests to Québec solidaire’s web site clicked on the English button to see English content material, they have been met with an error web page and a message: “Are you misplaced?”

As we speak, I can report that the occasion has up to date its web site and now has an English part, full with a pitch in English by co-spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.

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12:15 p.m.

Bloc Montréal desires free rush-hour public transit in Montreal

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11:20 a.m.

Video: Éric Grenier on what to anticipate within the Quebec election

By way of a dwell stream this morning, Éric Grenier of The Writ answered questions on what to anticipate within the Quebec election.

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11:15 a.m.

Liberals distance themselves from candidate who referred to as the CAQ racist and xenophobic

From the Presse Canadienne:

The Quebec Liberal Get together is distancing itself from one among its candidates who as soon as accused the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) of being racist and xenophobic.

Le Devoir obtained a duplicate of emails despatched final winter by Claude Vadeboncoeur, now a Liberal candidate in Brome-Missisquoi, to Isabelle Charest, a CAQ candidate who was a minister on the time. Vadeboncoeur referred to as the CAQ racist and xenophobic.

“I don’t assume that’s the case,” Liberal Chief Dominique Anglade stated at a press convention Monday in Quebec Metropolis.

Anglade stated she doesn’t endorse the phrases of her candidate however accused the CAQ authorities of being “cynical” and of “dividing Quebecers.”

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She stated François Legault’s occasion “talks about good immigrants, much less good immigrants, francophones, anglophones, that’s one thing that could be very cynical.”

Anglade stated she suspects the CAQ made public communication that was personal between a citizen and an elected official.

In response to emails obtained by Le Devoir, Vadeboncoeur misplaced his mood in December 2021 over statements by CAQ Immigration Minister Jean Boulet.

The minister on the time fearful in regards to the arrival of refugees by way of Roxham Highway within the midst of a pandemic and requested the federal authorities to shut this route of entry into the nation.

In a December 2021 tweet, Boulet implied asylum seekers have been bringing COVID-19 into the province.


10:30 a.m.

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PQ guarantees ‘new Invoice 101’ targeted on CEGEPs, immigration, bilingual standing for cities

The Parti Québécois immediately promised a “new Invoice 101,” pledging to toughen the language legislation throughout the first 100 days of taking workplace.

It stated main modifications are wanted due to “the linguistic emergency in Quebec and the failure of the Coalition Avenir Québec to impose robust and brave measures to halt and reverse the decline of the French language.”

The pledge was made by PQ Chief Paul St-Pierre Plamondon.

He stated the PQ “is the one one to suggest really reversing the decline of French in Quebec,” including “all the opposite events having lined up behind the superficial half-measures of the CAQ.”

St-Pierre Plamondon stated stated “French is the bedrock of our tradition. It’s what distinguishes us as a individuals. We’ll by no means stand idly by within the face of the decline of our language.”

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“We’ve to face the reality: solely the independence of Quebec will enable us to actually shield our language. Quebec has no different future within the Canadian federation than the decline of its nation, its language and its tradition. On the Parti Québécois, now we have the ambition for a greater future for Quebec because of independence and we assume it, for actual.”

The PQ stated it will:

  • Apply Invoice 101 to CEGEPs, which might imply restrictions to entry to English-language schools.
  • Guarantee “100% francophone financial immigration.”
  • Create “an workplace for the promotion of Quebec cultural content material.”
  • “Modify” the bilingual standing of municipalities with fewer than 33 per cent of English-speaking residents.

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10:20 a.m.

Legault’s gaffes: CAQ chief as soon as referred to a critic as ‘Mom Theresa’ and joked one other was useless

François Legault of the Coalition Avenir Québec raised eyebrows on Sunday when he referred to Liberal Chief Dominique Anglade as “this woman”.  He was talking in French and didn’t use her title, as a substitute referring to “cette madame,-là.”

Some critics, media commentators and opposition events stated it was condescending and disrespectful.

Anglade herself weighed in, telling Legault by way of Twitter: “My title is Dominique.”

It isn’t the primary time Legault has sparked outrage with private references to opponents.

Within the Nationwide Meeting, he as soon as mocked Christine Labrie, an incumbent Québec solidaire MNA, calling her “Mom Teresa.” She was pleading the case of moms who couldn’t discover reasonably priced daycare.

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One other time, he was heard saying “Isn’t he useless?” when Liberal MNA Pierre Arcand requested a query within the legislature. Legault later apologized.

Mère Teresa

Ils me huaient au Salon bleu quand j’ai dit que la CAQ abandonnait des femmes. Les caquistes n’aiment pas entendre ça. Et quand François Legault entend des choses qu’il n’aime pas à propos de son gouvernement, il perd le contrôle et devient méprisant. En ce second 51 000 familles attendent une place pour leur enfant. Des enfants déjà nés, dont un des deux dad and mom, le plus souvent leur mère, est contraint de ne pas retourner au travail. Les belles promesses de la CAQ pour créer des locations d’ici 2-3 ans, ça ne règle pas le problème de ces milliers de femmes, et en attendant, elles s’apauvrissent, même si elles ont un diplôme, même si un emploi les attend. La CAQ a peut-être pris les moyens d’aider les dad and mom dans 2-3 ans, si tout va bien, mais elle n’a rien à proposer pour soutenir les dad and mom qui ont déjà leur bébé dans les bras. Pire, ils refusent les propositions qu’on fait pour les aider. Si ça ce n’est pas abandonner des femmes, j’aimerais bien que les caquistes nous disent remark ils appellent ça.

Posted by Christine Labrie on Friday, March 18, 2022

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10 a.m.

Sure, there are guidelines about the place candidates can publish election indicators

Election indicators are popping up throughout Quebec.

As we speak, Elections Quebec reminded events and voters in regards to the guidelines.

“The set up of electoral indicators is permitted on public utility poles and on the properties of the federal government, public our bodies, Crown firms, municipalities, English college boards and French college service centres,” the provincial electoral company stated by way of Twitter.

“No signal could also be positioned on a monument, sculpture, constructing or heritage website, tree, fireplace hydrant, bridge, overpass, electrical energy pylon, bus shelter or public bench (besides in promoting) or on the right-of-way of a street.

“Any electoral signal have to be put in in such a means as to not compromise street and pedestrian security. It should not impede the circulation of pedestrians or automobiles, nor the visibility of street indicators.”

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9:50 a.m.

Canadian Get together of Quebec to launch marketing campaign on Tuesday

The Canadian Get together of Quebec, which is wooing federalists and opponents of Coalition Avenir Québec language and secularism legal guidelines, would be the final occasion to launch its election marketing campaign.

On Tuesday, occasion chief Colin Standish will maintain an occasion on the McGill School Membership and Convention Centre at 11 a.m.

In an invite, the occasion stated it can “show that the Canadian Get together of Quebec is able to problem the political establishment and debate all problems with concern to Quebecers on the using, regional and provincial stage.”

It described itself as “an unapologetically federalist, rights-centred occasion (and) the one provincial occasion that has clearly said from the beginning that it’s going to repeal Invoice 96, Invoice 21 and Invoice 40 of their entirety.”

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9:45 a.m.

Conservatives promise Quebec Metropolis bridge

The problem attracts clean stares in Montreal however a “troisième lien” – a brand new hyperlink between Quebec Metropolis and Lévis – is a giant deal across the provincial capital.

François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec has promised a $6.5-billion tunnel.

As we speak, Quebec Conservative Chief Éric Duhaime stated the CAQ’s plan is “a mirage” that’s too costly and can by no means occur.

He stated a $3-billion bridge by way of l’île d’Orléans is extra reasonable.


9:15 a.m.

It’s tax-cut day on the marketing campaign path amid cost-of-living disaster

Appears to be like like immediately is tax-cut-promise day on the marketing campaign path.

On the primary official day of campaigning, each François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec and Dominique Anglade’s Liberals determined to give attention to offering tax aid to Quebec taxpayers, who pay among the highest taxes in Canada.

In July, meals prices rose 9.9 per cent in Canada in contrast with a yr earlier, the quickest tempo since August 1981.

A ballot printed Sunday confirmed that monetary points have been among the many prime 4 points amongst respondents.

Requested which points would have an effect on their voting decisions:

  • 82 per cent stated “buying energy and the price of dwelling.”
  • 74 per cent stated taxes.

Right here’s our protection of immediately’s guarantees:

CAQ guarantees a ‘important tax reduce’ for all Quebecers if re-elected

The Coalition Avenir Québec is promising Quebecers the deepest revenue tax discount in Quebec’s historical past if re-elected Oct. 3.

Shifting to maintain his marketing campaign on monitor after a primary day gaffe during which he referred to Liberal chief Dominique Anglade as “this woman,” Premier François Legault made the announcement Monday. The whole price of the promise is $7.4 billion.

Learn our full story, by Philip Authier in Quebec Metropolis.

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Anglade pledges to place an additional $5,000 a yr into households’ wallets

Liberal chief Dominique Anglade offered the primary components of her “Pockets plan” for the Quebec financial system Monday, pledging to place a further $5,000 a yr on common into the pockets of a household with two kids.

Learn our full story, by René Bruemmer in Quebec Metropolis.


8:35 a.m.

Election indicators: Quebec Conservatives want a spell-checker

It seems the Conservative Get together of Quebec wants a spell-checker.

Or possibly a historical past lesson about René Lévesque and Pierre Legardeur de Repentigny.


8:25 a.m.

Liberal candidate contradicts Anglade on threats to the French language

A Liberal candidate stated Sunday he’s not fearful about the way forward for the French language in Quebec and Montreal, contradicting a press release made by chief Dominique Anglade.

Learn our full story.


8:25 a.m.

Nurses’ union calls for events decide to legislation on affected person ratios

If they need the help of the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ) throughout the election marketing campaign, political events should decide to passing a legislation on the ratios of execs to sufferers as soon as they’re in energy.

Learn our full story.


8:20 a.m

Observe from the editor: We’re dedicated to complete election protection

“We — the fourth property, “extra vital far than all of them” — are going to be there, on the marketing campaign buses with the leaders, observing how they’re crafting their totally different messages, and listening for off-the-cuff remarks and canine whistles that will present a few of their more true colors.

“In fact, we received’t simply be listening: our reporters shall be following the seven campaigns we predict you’ll be most all for, asking them powerful questions in regards to the points that matter to you: well being care, education, local weather change, roads and transit, road violence and language.”

Learn the complete observe, by Bert Archer.


8:15 a.m.

What are the 5 main events participating in Quebec’s provincial election?

Quebec’s election marketing campaign started on Sunday and Quebecers will go to the polls on Oct. 3.

Right here’s a take a look at the 5 events vying to kind the province’s subsequent authorities.

Learn our full story.

QUEBEC ELECTION 2022
CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: PQ Chief Paul St-Pierre Plamondon (Graham Hughes, The Canadian Press); Liberal Chief Dominique Anglade (Graham Hughes, The Canadian Press); Conservative Chief Éric Duhaime (Pierre Obendrauf, Montreal Gazette); Canadian Get together of Quebec Chief Colin Standish (John Mahoney, Montreal Gazette); Québec solidaire co-spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois (Jacques Boissinot, The Canadian Press); Bloc Montréal Chief Balarama Holness (Francis Vachon, Montreal Gazette). Photograph by The Canadian Press/Montreal Gazette recordsdata

8:15 a.m.

Election Information: What you want to know in regards to the marketing campaign and voting

How do you verify should you’re on the electoral record? Are you allowed to vote? When can ballots be solid?

Learn our full story.


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