CAQ leader François Legault and his team ran much of their election campaign on the backs of immigrants, using polarizing language to pit "good immigrants" against "bad immigrants."
Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault swept to power Monday with a convincing majority, leaving the two traditional provincial parties -- the PQ and Liberals -- shattered.
The day following his election as Premier of Quebec, Philippe Couillard ordered a report on the state of the province's public finances. This unusual procedure led to the usual conclusion.
History was made this week in Quebec when the NDP won an election in which they didn't participate. They had a vital stake in the outcome of Monday's vote and came away winners on all counts.
The defeat of the minority PQ government led by Pauline Marois means Quebec will have a majority Liberal government led by Philippe Couillard.
Some will say the Liberals will benefit by having fellow Liberals in power in Quebec. The NDP's Mulcair also has a Couillard connection, and is relieved the national unity issue is off the table.
The decades-old struggle between Quebec sovereignists and Canadian federalists for political dominance has once again taken centre stage during the last week of the Quebec election.
In the last week of the Quebec election, the decades-old struggle between Quebec sovereignists and Canadian federalists for political dominance is once again centre stage.
Recap three of the issues surrounding the Québec election.
Pauline Marois wants to keep the election focus on the economy, but new PQ recruit and media magnate Pierre Karl Peladeau wants to run on sovereignty.