Politics

Stakes high in Quebec City area for Liberal Duclos, Conservative Deltell

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Photo: House of Commons website

They are vastly different by background, style and politics but Conservative Gérard Deltell and Liberal Jean-Yves Duclos have two important things in common: both are first-term federal MPs, and both are the key players in the Quebec City region for their respective parties.

Can Liberal Lightbound end Louis-Hébert’s single-term curse?

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With Halloween on the horizon, Joël Lightbound is hoping to break the 30-year curse of Louis-Hébert riding. Not since the 1988 federal election, when Progressive Conservative Suzanne Duplessis won a thumping second majority, has the incumbent MP been re-elected.

Quebec riding: Duclos faces comeback bid by longtime Bloc MP

QCT federal election roundup

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Photo: House of Commons website and Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

One of the marvels of elections in this country is how, upon the drop of a writ, busy elves plaster election signs everywhere overnight so that voters wake up to a bedazzling and enticing array of political offerings. It’s like Christmas morning. If only there were a Sugar Plum Party.

Joël Lightbound launches federal election campaign

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Joël Lightbound (Liberal MP for Louis-Hébert) has launched his campaign to win his riding and keep his seat in the House of Commons in Ottawa. Faithful party members gathered at Château Bonne Entente on Aug. 28 to witness his official investiture as candidate for the riding and to cheer him on.

How will Trudeau’s Liberals shape the SNC-Lavalin affair?

POLITICAL COMMENTARY

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Much more important than the content of even the most famous political scandals is the shape each scandal develops. The shape of a scandal is formed less by what happens, than by what is done about it by the government concerned.”

A state of the union address for the people

POLITICAL COMMENTARY

Washington’s constant state of political infighting has produced a growing list of casualties. Sacred traditions that harken back to the founding of the United States of America are not exempt.

Canada non grata in Saudi Arabia and China

POLITICAL COMMENTARY

On Jan. 12, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, welcomed 18-year-old Saudi refugee Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun (who now goes by Rahaf Mohammed) at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The image of Freeland warmly embracing Mohammed, posing for the media, was as striking as it was diplomatically unwise.

Ford’s attack on Franco-Ontarians hard to explain

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Last fall a headline in this space boldly proclaimed “Franco-Ontarians to get new university.” Well, so much for that.

Video game developers remember Bernard Landry

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Photo: provided by Pascal Nataf

Quebec paid tribute this past week to a great statesman – former premier Bernard Landry, who died on Nov. 6.

Catherine Dorion, MNA, wants to stay herself

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Photo: Peter Black

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