The Quebec Election and the NDP

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Today, New Democrat MPs from across Canada gather in St. John's, Newfoundland, to chart a course for the party as the fall session of Parliament approaches. Also today, voters in Quebec head to the polls in a hard-fought provincial election. Political observers say whatever happens in Quebec City will have ripple effects in Ottawa, especially for the Official Opposition. Listen to our panel discussion.



The Quebec Election and the NDP

Today is the day New Democrat MPs from across Canada gather in St. John's, Newfoundland, to chart a course for the party as the fall session of Parliament approaches.

This is also the day ... of course that voters in Quebec head to the polls in a hard-fought provincial election. Political observers say whatever happens in Quebec City will have ripple effects in Ottawa ... especially for the Official Opposition.

To explore how the results of the Quebec election could affect the NDP's fortunes, we were joined by three people.

Christian Bourque is the Vice President of Research at Leger Marketing. He was in Laval.

Ian Capstick is the former press secretary to Jack Layton, he now runs Mediastyle, an advertising agency in Ottawa.

And Emmanuelle Latraverse is the Ottawa Bureau Chief for Radio Canada. She also hosts Les Coulisses Du Pouvoir - a weekly political show.

Quebec voters should give us a lot to consider when the ballots are counted tonight. Tomorrow morning, The Current will have full coverage of what the election results may mean for the province -- and for Canada. Be sure to join us then.

This segment was produced by The Current's Idella Sturino and Liz Hoath.


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