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These politicians had left politics, only to return in decidedly different roles and with new ambitions

  • January 17, 2020 January 14, 2020
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Premier François Legault is riding a $7.5-billion surplus

  • October 11, 2019 November 17, 2019
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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 October 31, 2019
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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 October 31, 2019
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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 October 31, 2019
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Guy Cormier must prepare Desjardins Group for change, while maintaining its special character as a co-operative

  • November 11, 2016 October 30, 2019
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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 October 29, 2019
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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 October 29, 2019
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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 October 29, 2019
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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 October 29, 2019
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