A 338Canada projection: Have the Tories blown it in Quebec?
Philippe J. Fournier: The Conservatives have fallen behind the surging Bloc, cutting the odds of seat gains needed to win the electionFor the first three weeks of the campaign, Blanchet toured Quebec and was pretty much ignored by all other federal leaders. It was not necessarily an unsound strategy: why give attention to the Bloc if it is just going to rile up Quebec sovereigntists? Best not to poke the sleeping bear, Liberals and Conservatives alike appear to be thinking.
Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose said Monsef's comments were "a disgrace" and Green Several CPC candidates were dropped leading to and during the course of the campaign . The Bloc has said the comment has nothing to do with someone’s background or religion but with Québécois
Conservative Leader Scheer campaigned in the riding last week with former Bloc leader Michel Gauthier, who Scheer has also endorsed a number of Quebec -focused policies designed to appeal to erstwhile separatists and soft nationalists — such as allowing Quebec to collect federal taxes on
CANDIAC, Que. — Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet says the recent Conservative push for votes in Quebec is too little too late as the prospect of a minority government looms.
Blanchet compared Tory Leader Andrew Scheer today to a desperate boyfriend expressing his love for a scorned partner after they had already shown him the door.
The Bloc leader was referencing Scheer's recent campaign stops in Quebec, where the Conservative leader gave a rousing speech to supporters highlighting promises specific to the province's voters.
Innovative Research poll: A Quebec shakeup and shifting battlegrounds
The Bloc poses a problem for the big three parties in Quebec. The Liberals rebound in Atlantic Canada. And the Tories gain ground in the GTA.Two elections ago, the Bloc only managed to win four seats in Parliament. Today, a new poll suggest a surging Bloc is causing some major headaches for Canada’s three biggest political parties.
The Bloc Québécois , a kindred party that champions separatism in federal elections, lost official Quebec and Scotland are not twins. Quebec uses a different language. Britain conquered the area Quebeckers learned early on that nationalism has costs. The marginalisation of English prompted a
At the outset of the campaign , no serious data showed that the Bloc québécois could be a major player in this election. For the first three weeks of the campaign , Blanchet toured Quebec and was pretty much ignored by all other federal leaders .
Blanchet says his own party is gaining support at the expense of the Conservatives — comments that are backed up by recent polling.
Polling suggests the Bloc's rise is raising the prospect of a Conservative- or Liberal-led minority government after the Oct. 21 election.
Blanchet is refusing to commit to propping up any potential minority government, instead vowing to look at proposed legislation piece-by-piece.
Bloc Québécois rises to prominence as it more than doubles seats in Parliament .
The Bloc Québécois has once weaved its charm over its home province following a tumultuous few years.The sovereignist party claimed at least 21 seats across Quebec on Monday night, delivering a deafening blow to its federal counterparts.