Politics

CAQ English-services plan raises historic questions

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For the record, your scribe qualifies as a “historic anglophone” both under Quebec law and as a matter of history.

Family genealogists have traced an ancestor born to a British soldier garrisoned at Quebec City. And another ancestor, born and raised in Huntington, pulled off some kind of Laura Secord-style warning about a Fenian raid and got a commendation for bravery.

Bloc concedes on recount; Duclos confirmed as Quebec MP

FEDERAL ELECTION RECAP

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Photo: Jean-Yves Doclos’ Twitter

Jean-Yves Duclos has been confirmed as the Liberal MP for Quebec riding in the central core of the city. His Bloc Québécois challenger, Christiane Gagnon, called a halt to a judicial recount last week after nearly two days of counting ballots.

Second chances for candidates in Jean-Talon byelection

PROVINCIAL POLITICS

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Photo: Gertrude Bourdon Twitter

With federal election signs yet to be removed, new ones began appearing on poles and lawns as the provincial byelection in Jean-Talon riding got underway.

Premier François Legault called the election for Dec. 2 to replace Liberal MNA Sébastien Proulx, the former education minister, who announced in the summer he was quitting politics.

Stakes high in Quebec City area for Liberal Duclos, Conservative Deltell

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Photo: House of Commons website

They are vastly different by background, style and politics but Conservative Gérard Deltell and Liberal Jean-Yves Duclos have two important things in common: both are first-term federal MPs, and both are the key players in the Quebec City region for their respective parties.

Can Liberal Lightbound end Louis-Hébert’s single-term curse?

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With Halloween on the horizon, Joël Lightbound is hoping to break the 30-year curse of Louis-Hébert riding. Not since the 1988 federal election, when Progressive Conservative Suzanne Duplessis won a thumping second majority, has the incumbent MP been re-elected.

Quebec riding: Duclos faces comeback bid by longtime Bloc MP

QCT federal election roundup

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Photo: House of Commons website and Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

One of the marvels of elections in this country is how, upon the drop of a writ, busy elves plaster election signs everywhere overnight so that voters wake up to a bedazzling and enticing array of political offerings. It’s like Christmas morning. If only there were a Sugar Plum Party.

Joël Lightbound launches federal election campaign

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Joël Lightbound (Liberal MP for Louis-Hébert) has launched his campaign to win his riding and keep his seat in the House of Commons in Ottawa. Faithful party members gathered at Château Bonne Entente on Aug. 28 to witness his official investiture as candidate for the riding and to cheer him on.

How will Trudeau’s Liberals shape the SNC-Lavalin affair?

POLITICAL COMMENTARY

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Much more important than the content of even the most famous political scandals is the shape each scandal develops. The shape of a scandal is formed less by what happens, than by what is done about it by the government concerned.”

A state of the union address for the people

POLITICAL COMMENTARY

Washington’s constant state of political infighting has produced a growing list of casualties. Sacred traditions that harken back to the founding of the United States of America are not exempt.

Canada non grata in Saudi Arabia and China

POLITICAL COMMENTARY

On Jan. 12, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, welcomed 18-year-old Saudi refugee Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun (who now goes by Rahaf Mohammed) at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The image of Freeland warmly embracing Mohammed, posing for the media, was as striking as it was diplomatically unwise.

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