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Elections 2012

The private and public Pauline Marois

She's been premier for one week. But how much do Quebecers really know about Pauline Marois? We spoke with Noémi Mercier, the Montreal journalist who observed the PQ leader up close and personal over the past half year. Mercier's 14-page, in-depth profile was published in August in l'actualité magazine.

Their conversation, done in two parts, is wide-ranging, from the roots of Marois' sovereignty convictions to her love of shoes.

Part One:

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Part Two:

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Election night in the ridings of Brome-Missisquoi and Trois-Rivières

recrealogie.jpgCBC's Ainslie MacLellan spent election night at a PQ rally in Trois-Rivières... and the frosh week partygoers who stopped by to follow the election results. She brings us some of the sounds of that interesting election night mix.
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Pierre Paradis first won his riding of Brome-Missisquoi in the Eastern Townships in 1980, and held it last night. CBC's Marika Wheeler spoke to him last night about what this most recent win means to him.
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English School Boards react to CAQ's plan to abolish their institutions

Reaction today from the Central Quebec School Board (CQSB) in response to the CAQ's plan to abolish school boards across the province, if elected on September 4, 2012. Party leader François Legault wants to transform the province's elected school boards into unelected school service centres. The CQSB is responsible for a territory that covers 30% of this province, with English schools from Trois-Rivières to Schefferville. Stephen Burke, the Chairman of the CQSB, spoke with Jacquie about his concerns. 
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