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Years of tough cuts have hit the governing Liberals hard. But with the once huge deficit under control and a surplus on the books, the Liberals may be about to open government coffers

  • December 22, 2017 December 22, 2017
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The defeat of the budget-balancing B.C. Liberals may hold a sobering lesson for Quebec's Liberals

  • September 21, 2017 December 18, 2017
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Premier Philippe Couillard’s Quebec Liberals were elected in 2014 on a promise to take care of business, to deal with “the real issues” – better fiscal performance for the province. Luc Godbout, a Université de Sherbrooke tax expert, was commissioned to come up with a bold plan for a better tax system. His findings: Quebec […]

  • March 30, 2017 December 18, 2017
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Guy Cormier must prepare Desjardins Group for change, while maintaining its special character as a co-operative

  • November 11, 2016 November 11, 2016
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Carlos Leitão, Quebec’s finance minister, presented his budget update in late October. The budget included a larger than expected $2.2-billion surplus for the year ended March 31, 2016, and projections for continued budget surpluses in the next three fiscal years. But not everyone is happy. The surplus actually was $3.6 billion, but Leitão announced the […]

  • November 11, 2016 November 11, 2016
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Whiffs of scandal and cabinet turnover have plagued the Liberal premier. But voter support still outpaces that of his rivals

  • September 27, 2016 September 27, 2016
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Politics in Quebec is always a box of chocolates. After a disastrous start to the year, including a divorce from Quebec media diva Julie Snyder, Pierre Karl Péladeau focused his energies on leading Quebec’s Opposition party, the Parti Québécois (PQ). Indeed, PKP’s early-morning news conferences and stinging attacks on Liberal Premier Philippe Couillard’s government suggested […]

  • June 23, 2016 June 23, 2016
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Although Quebecor scion and PQ leader Pierre Karl Péladeau has run into political headwinds, he shows no signs of leaving

  • February 26, 2016 February 26, 2016
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A new bill addresses corruption in awarding public contracts. But some critics say it does not go far enough

  • January 15, 2016 January 15, 2016
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NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADER Tom Mulcair has gone far as a political free agent, moving between parties as circumstances change. But he has lots of company on the Quebec political landscape. While many remember when Mulcair served as environment minister in the Liberal Quebec government of former Premier Jean Charest, they also recall that Charest […]

  • September 17, 2015 September 17, 2015
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