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Quebec and the rest of Canada: Why we shouldn't fear conversations about sovereignty

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“If you look at Québec solidaire, they’re a hard left political party that believes in the separation of our country” -Ian Capstick, former NDP staffer, with some unhelpful rhetoric this morning on The Current.

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Mourning for Quebec: Attack on PQ victory party leaves one dead

The attack, which left one dead, occurred during the victory speech of premier-elect Pauline Marois.

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Quebec election results: What PQ minority rule will mean

The results of the Quebec election are bad news for the winners. Pauline Marois and the Parti Québecois expected to win a majority (63 seats) of the 125 seats. Instead, they fell short (55 seats) winning only 32 per cent of the vote, the second lowest PQ share of the popular vote in the nine elections, since forming government for the first time in 1976 with 41 per cent of the vote. 

Voter turnout was impressive at more than 73 per cent, sharply up from the last election when it was less than 60 per cent.

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