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

  • January 15, 2016 October 29, 2019
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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 October 29, 2019
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Pierre Karl Péladeau is transferring his billion-dollar control block of Quebecor Inc. Class A shares to a blind trust, following his recent election as leader of the Parti Québécois. Quebecor has almost 89 million Class B shares and 39 million Class A shares in circulation. But by holding 35 million Class A shares, carrying 10 […]

  • June 18, 2015 October 29, 2019
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Joseph Alfie, 28, has been remarkably successful at building a high net-worth practice in less than a decade. He credits persistence, long hours and a high degree of organization

  • May 24, 2015 November 9, 2019
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The next leader of the PQ could be businessman Pierre Karl Péladeau

  • March 26, 2015 October 29, 2019
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Can the involvement of the Caisse as contractor save the province from its myriad infrastructure spending problems?

  • February 1, 2015 October 29, 2019
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