Topic: federal election in quebec


Andrew Scheer treads a thin, blue line by courting Quebec nationalists

In the wake of the province's secularism law, the Bloc Québécois's stubborn popularity could make life difficult for the Tories in Quebec.

Judicial recount confirms NDP's Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet won in Hochelaga

New Democratic candidate Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet has been confirmed the winner over Liberal Marwah Rizqy in the riding of Hochelaga after a judicial recount.

Recount sought in Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup

“There are things that lead us to believe that there were irregularities in the procedure," says co-chair of Liberal campaign.

Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe calls it quits again

Bloc Québécois chief Gilles Duceppe has announced that he will step aside once more from the leadership of the party he took over again last June. The newly elected MP for Rivière-du-Nord, Rhéal Fortin, takes over as interim leader.

Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe to step down

Gilles Duceppe will announce his resignation as leader of the Bloc Québécois on Thursday, Radio-Canada has learned.

Who will represent Quebec in a Liberal cabinet?

After winning a stunning majority, prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau now faces the difficult task of assembling a cabinet. Here's a look at who he could tap from Quebec.

Denis Coderre says Montreal voted for 'change'

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, a former Liberal MP, says voters showed they're "ready for change" with last night's federal election result.

Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe puts off decision about his future

Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe says he'll be meeting with party members later this week to discuss his future, after failing to win back his own seat and lead his party back to official status.

Justin Trudeau snaps selfies at Montreal's Jarry metro station

What does a politician do the day after being elected the Prime Minister of Canada? If you're Justin Trudeau, you take selfies with constituents at a metro station.

Map: Montreal before and after the election

See how the region's colours changed after last night

Gilles Duceppe defeated, BQ falls short of achieving party status

The Bloc Québécois more than doubled the seats it had in 2011, but it wasn’t enough to make the night a success.

Federal election: Liberal tide, decimated NDP mark changed Quebec landscape

Quebecers are waking up to a dramatically redrawn electoral map, with the Liberals making surprise gains in the province as Justin Trudeau's party marched to a big majority victory.

Montreal's West Island painted red by Liberals

Montreal's West Island, largely a Liberal stronghold until 2011, has returned to the Liberal fold.

Liberals win in Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine

The Liberals' have taken their first seat in Quebec, in the riding of Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine, where Diane Lebouthillier has been declared the victor.

Conservatives more than double seat count in Quebec

The Conservatives' final tally in Quebec is 12 seats, including the coveted Louis-St-Laurent riding

Stunning Liberal gains in Quebec as Trudeau wins majority government

The Liberal Party has made gains in Quebec not seen since the Chrétien era, as a red wave carries leader Justin Trudeau to Ottawa with a big majority.

Bloc Québécois makes gains, but Gilles Duceppe loses his riding

The leadership of the Bloc Québécois is uncertain once again, as Gilles Duceppe has lost in Laurier–Sainte–Marie.
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Live blog: Follow the election in Quebec

Follow CBC reporters for the latest developments in key ridings across Quebec

Election day: 8 ridings to watch in Quebec

The longest campaign in recent Canadian history is over, and by tomorrow, Quebec could be a "four-colour rainbow," Léger's Christian Bourque predicts. Here are eight key ridings to keep an eye on when the polls close.

Who said it: Party leader or pop icon?

Stephen Harper or Stephen Hawking? Tom Mulcair or Tom Cruise? See if you can guess who said what.

Stephen Harper looks to win back seats in Quebec City area

Stephen Harper spent the morning in the region of Quebec best placed to give his party some new seats come Monday — the provincial capital.

Canada election 2015: Voter's Voice in Outremont

Daybreak's Mike Finnerty and Shari Okeke find that voters in Tom Muclair's home riding are big NDP supporters but don't necessarily have a big affection for the NDP leader.

Denis Coderre on federal election: Montreal 'ready for a change'

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre says the Conservatives are "playing politics" with his city's plan to dump raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River.

West Island teens decide dad's vote in unique family experiment

Beaconsfield dad Jack McDonald challenged his kids to decide his vote on the condition they both agreed on the same candidate. So who did they pick?

Harper, Trudeau or Mulcair? Federal election panel talks leadership

On the last of CBC Montreal's Daybreak election panel, federal election candidates running in Montreal weighed in on their party leaders and why they are best suited to lead the country.

Disabled people still face challenges in casting a ballot

People with disabilities still face challenges when it comes to exercising their right to vote in the federal election, an advocacy group says.

NDP, Bloc get top grades from Montreal social-housing advocacy group

A social-housing advocacy group in Montreal has put the NDP and Bloc Québécois at the top — and the Conservatives dead last — in a report assessing each federal party's commitment to affordable housing.

Montreal protesters denounce Energy East, Enbridge Line 9 pipelines

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May joined a protest against Energy East and Enbridge Line 9 pipelines, saying her party is the only one that rejects all proposals.

Volatility in Quebec rare sign vote could be shared

The volatility of the Quebec vote is offering Canada's main political parties something rarely seen during a federal election campaign: most of the province's votes are up for grabs by multiple parties.

First Nations leaders hold rally in Montreal to get attention of political parties

About 100 people gathered in downtown Montreal Friday afternoon to call on federal party leaders to address and discuss aboriginal issues during this election campaign.

Advance polls: long waits and a protest clown

The first day of advance polling in the federal election did not go smoothly for some Montreal voters.

Academics slam Conservatives over 'inflammatory' campaign tactics

In an open letter published online, a group of academics from across Canada says it's concerned about “the ugly and dangerous turn we have recently witnessed in the election campaign.”

Federal election: Advance polls open at noon, run until Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.

Advance polls open across Canada at noon today and will be open daily from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. through to Thanksgiving Monday. ​

Alternative election ads crafted by Montreal students

A group of design students in Montreal didn't like the campaign posters put up around the city — so the students made some of their own.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Brossard–Saint-Lambert

If the riding of Brossard–Saint-Lambert had existed in the last 2011 federal election, it would have been swept up in the orange wave, with the NDP eking out a win over the Liberal Party by fewer than 2,000 votes.

Liberal and NDP candidates to face off in Montreal West candidates' debate

Incumbent Liberal candidate Marc Garneau will meet NDP opponent James Hughes Wednesday night for a candidates' debate in the Anglo bastion of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount.

La Presse endorses Justin Trudeau's Liberals

In an editorial published this morning, the Montreal daily says Trudeau is ready to lead the country.

St. Lawrence River sewage dump will get environmental OK, Coderre predicts

Environment Canada says it hasn't yet given the City of Montreal the authorization to dump eight billion litres of untreated wastewater into the St. Lawrence River, adding it is still gathering more information and assessing the "potential implications."

First Nations say their issues ignored so far in election campaign

First Nations chiefs say the federal parties are ignoring the key issues affecting their communities, and they want those addressed in tonight's French-language leadership debate.

Spotlight on Quebec ridings: Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine

A sprawling riding with many seasonal workers, employment insurance, job creation and transportation are major electoral issues.

Spotlight on Quebec ridings: Louis-St-Laurent

One of the few urban Quebec ridings where Conservatives have been elected in recent history, the Quebec City riding of Louis-St-Laurent also saw the Orange Wave wash away its incumbent in 2011.

Spotlight on Quebec ridings: Longueuil-Saint-Hubert

The modern history of this riding was dominated by the Bloc Québécois until 2011, when the NDP swept both ridings that now comprise Longueuil-Saint-Hubert.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: La Pointe-de-l'Île

La Pointe-de-l'Île was long held by the Bloc Québécois, but voters in the riding turned their backs on the sovereignist party in 2011, opting to elect their first-ever NDP MP.

Niqab-wearing Montreal woman criticizes issue's dominance in election campaign

Warda Naili says she has been yelled at in the street, hit in the head with a beer bottle and nearly run over because she wears a niqab — but she has no plans to take it off.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: LaSalle-Émard-Verdun

Once the riding of former prime minister Paul Martin, this territory - now known as LaSalle-Émard-Verdun - has been far from a lock for the Liberals over its nearly 50-year history.

Quebec union 'disgusted' by focus on niqab

The Quebec branch of a union representing thousands of aerospace workers says the election should be about things matter — like job creation.

Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau in Montreal ahead of French-language debate

All three major party leaders are in the Montreal area today ahead of a French-language debate on Friday.

Françoise David appeals for calm in debate over niqab

A Québec Solidaire MNA is appealing for calm in the debate around whether Muslim women should be allowed to wear niqabs during citizenship ceremonies.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Honoré-Mercier

Honoré-Mercier was another riding caught up in the NDP's victorious sweep of Quebec in 2011, although the incumbent Liberal candidate wasn't far behind. This time around, both the sitting NDP MP and the Liberal stalwart she ousted are on the ballot.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Saint-Léonard–Saint-Michel

A Liberal stronghold, Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel has been solidly red since 1976.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Hochelaga

Hochelaga was a secure Bloc Québécois seat until the Orange Wave of 2011.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Dorval-Lachine-Lasalle

Before 2011, the Liberal Party held this riding for nearly 50 years. However, like many of its neighbouring ridings, Dorval-Lachine-Lasalle went to the NDP in the Orange Wave that washed over much of Quebec.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Saint-Laurent

This riding has been Liberal red since it was created in 1986. It's also the home riding of longtime MP and former leader of the Liberal Party, Stéphane Dion.

Gilles Duceppe explains niqab position shift

Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe tells CBC Montreal's Daybreak that banning the niqab in public service will be a priority of his if elected.

Spotlight on Quebec ridings: Sherbrooke

Last time around, the voters in Sherbrooke put their faith in a newcomer whose win surprised even the most savvy political pundits. While the riding's voters haven't been loyal to a particular party, they've kept MPs in office for multiple terms since the 1970s.

Gilles Duceppe on the niqab: A symbol of women's inequality?

Bloc Québécois leader Duceppe promises to make a ruling on the niqab as his first order of business in office. Find out why here.

Canada Election 2015: Voter's Voice in Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Île-des-Soeurs

Daybreak's Mike Finnerty and Shari Okeke talk to voters in the federal riding of Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Île-des-Soeurs, where some Montrealer are having second thoughts about voting NDP

Niqab position of NDP and Liberals not shared by some Quebec candidates

The NDP and Liberal parties' position that Muslim women should be allowed to wear the niqab during citizenship ceremonies might not be universally shared by all their party members.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Île-des-Soeurs

This rejigged riding in the southern portion of Montreal includes the downtown business core, Concordia University, McGill University, Old Montreal and Mount Royal Park, as well as St-Henri, Pointe-Saint-Charles and the most affluent area of Nun's Island.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie

Not loyal to one party, voters in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie have elected Progressive Conservative, Liberal, Bloc Québécois and NDP MPs over the riding's nearly 40-year history.

Gilles Duceppe refuses to believe Energy East oil will be refined in Montreal

Gilles Duceppe went on attack on CBC Montreal's Daybreak this week, accusing TransCanada of "lying" about plans to bring oil to Montreal refineries as part of its Energy East pipeline.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Outremont

This riding in the centre of Montreal is one of three in the city that is the home riding to the leader of one of the major political parties.

Gilles Duceppe talks niqabs, Energy East and Quebec

"I think that we have to make it clear that it is full equality between men and women and put an end to that and discuss something else," says Gilles Duceppe on niqab debate.

Quebec calls on Ottawa to protect farm industry in Trans-Pacific Partnership talks

The Quebec government and the province’s farmers are joining forces to call on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to protect Quebec's agriculture and food industry while negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

NDP brothers in Quebec hoping for a sibling sweep Oct. 19

Sylvain and Pierre Chicoine, NDP candidates in neighbouring ridings in southwestern Quebec, hope to become the first set of brothers since 1988 to serve together in the House of Commons.

C-51 anti-terror law causes some Muslims to reconsider vote

"All my information is that there are no Muslims who are supporting the Conservatives," says one Montreal-area Muslim.

Quebec voters defy traditional political spectrum

Pollsters say one of the curious things about Quebec voters is this apparent contradiction: They are at once conservative and progressive. The CBC's Nancy Wood visits the St-Tite festival to learn more about voting intentions on the ground.

Quebec dairy farmers panicked over Trans-Pacific deal

In efforts to seal the Trans-Pacific trade deal, Canada may be prepared to open up to 10 per cent of this country's dairy market to American milk and related products, according to recent reports, and the news is making Quebec dairy farmers sick to their stomachs.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Pierrefonds-Dollard

Pierrefonds-Dollard was one of many Quebec ridings that had its red roots washed away by the Orange Wave in 2011.

Satirical Montreal website digging up candidates' online gaffes

The Montreal-based satirical website The True North Times is digging up controversial social media messages once posted by federal candidates.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Papineau

The various incarnations of this central Montreal riding, currently held by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, have been red for decades. But the Bloc Québécois managed to wrestle it away from a cabinet minister less than a decade ago.

Elizabeth May talks environment, democracy and 'the eye roll' on Daybreak

"If we increase voter turnout, we can stop fussing about this notion of splitting the vote," Elizabeth May tells CBC Montreal Daybreak host Mike Finnerty.

Spotlight on Quebec ridings

Take a closer look at some of the biggest changes, hottest races and unique ridings in the Montreal area and greater Quebec.

Quebec farmers, cows protest ahead of federal leaders' debate

Quebec dairy farmers brought their fight over supply management — and their cows — to the site of the French-language federal leaders' debate in Montreal.

Montreal's Muslim community feels 'used' by political parties

Some leaders in Montreal’s Muslim community are accusing the federal political parties of using their religion to score points with voters.

Quebec, Philippe Couillard and the next prime minister

Philippe Couillard sent all party leaders a list of priorities for Quebecers. Where do they see eye-to-eye? And where could they encounter problems?

Quebec group wants political parties to recycle election signs

Recyc-Québec is asking political parties to donate and recycle their campaign posters after the federal election comes to an end.

Elections Canada voter list mix-up leaves Montrealer scratching head

If you haven't moved recently, you might assume you're registered to vote on Oct. 19, but one Montrealer found out that's not necessarily true.

Trudeau and Mulcair battling it out in neighbouring ridings

For the first time since Confederation, two leaders are running in ridings that are right next to each other.

Mulcair's Outremont, Trudeau's Papineau: A tale of two Montreal ridings

Justin Trudeau, the Liberal leader with the privileged upbringing, is running in Montreal's hardscrabble Papineau riding, while Tom Mulcair, the NDP leader with the hardscrabble upbringing, is running next door in tony Outremont. Montrealers are left to figure these things out, Nancy Wood reports.

Muslim women's group 'disgusted' by Bloc ad against niqab

A new ad by the Bloc Québécois targeting the niqab "drives a wedge" between Muslims and other Quebecers, and insinuates that Muslim citizens are foreigners in the country, a spokeswoman for a group of Muslim women says.

Canada Votes: What you need to know about voting in Montreal

The 42nd federal election is on month away. Eligible voters who want to cast a ballot should be prepared with relevant information before the day.

Harper's 'old-stock Canadians' line is part deliberate strategy: pollster

Stephen Harper’s line about “old-stock Canadians” during Thursday's leaders' debate was a deliberate, strategic move to energize the Conservative base on an emotional topic, a pollster says.

Canada election 2015: Voter's Voice in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Westmount

Find out what voters in Montreal's west end have to say about the federal political parties and the election campaign.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Westmount

The NDP have been closing in on this Liberal stronghold in the last two elections. Is 2015 the year this riding turns from red to orange?

Conservatives and Liberals hope to beat orange wave in west Quebec

NDP candidates in west Quebec are hoping the orange wave that swept the province in 2011 doesn't wash away during this election.

Bloc Québécois apologizes for using Pennsylvania farm in agriculture ad

The Bloc Québécois has apologized after mistakenly using an image of a Pennsylvania farm for a social media campaign meant to show its commitment to defending the province's agriculture interests.

7 Montrealers offer up solutions to fix city's housing woes

We asked seven political, health and housing leaders at a summit on Monday to share their top solutions to Montreal's housing troubles. This is what they had to say.

Conservative candidate Maxime Bernier releases retro campaign jingle

"Do like us and vote for Bernier — Maxime Bernier!" goes the song for the Conservative candidate in Quebec's Beauce riding.

Louis Plamondon, Bloc Québécois devotee, prepares for fight of a lifetime

Plamondon, 72, the only Bloc Québécois survivor from 2011 to stand for re-election, refuses to entertain the notion the party may be toast.

Jean Chrétien says Stephen Harper 'has shamed Canada'

“I am sad to see that in fewer than 10 years, the Harper government has tarnished almost 60 years of Canada’s reputation as a builder of peace and progress,” writes Jean Chrétien.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Ahuntsic-Cartierville

This new riding, combining territory now held by the NDP and the Liberals, will be battleground for longtime MP Maria Mouriani, now running under the NDP banner, and Liberal star candidate, Mélanie Joly.

Tom Mulcair vows action to expand Canada, Quebec pension plans

An NDP government would convene a first ministers' meeting within six months of taking office to come up with a plan and a timetable for expanding the Canada and Quebec pension plans, Tom Mulcair announced Thursday.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Bourassa

​The former riding of former MP turned Montreal mayor, Denis Coderre, Bourassa has been Liberal since Coderre first secured it for the party in 1997.

Strength in Democracy party taps into voter dissatisfaction with main parties

Canadians may be surprised to learn there is a sixth federal party vying for their vote with a slate of candidates that includes three incumbents — the same as the Greens and two more than the Bloc Québécois.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Lac Saint-Louis

​Lac Saint-Louis is a federal riding that has never been any other colour but red. But it was a tight three-way race the last time voters went to the polls.

Jim Hughes wins NDP nomination in NDG-Westmount

Jim Hughes has beat out five other candidates to win the hotly-contested NDP nomination race in the riding of NDG-Westmount.

Canada election 2015: Voter's Voice in Laurier—Sainte-Marie

Find out what voters in one of Quebec hottest ridings have to say in the early days of the federal election campaign.

Spotlight on Montreal ridings: Laurier—Sainte-Marie

BQ leader Gilles Duceppe will have to face off against the NDP's Hélène Laverdière again. in the riding of Laurier–Sainte-Marie.

Federal election 2015: Montreal volunteers chat about door-knocking

It's week two of an 11-week campaign and for many candidates, volunteers are the oil that keeps the election campaign running.