338Canada: The by-election that could break the Parti Québécois

Philippe J. Fournier: In an April 11 by-election, the PQ will battle for one of its last seats. To lose the former stronghold could threaten the survival of the party.

Anglade questions Legault over COVID management, during Question Period on Feb. 8, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City (Jacques Boissinot/CP)

338Canada: A new era of Quebec politics

Philippe J. Fournier: The dominant parties of the past 60 years, the Quebec Liberals and the PQ, continue their decline in public opinion. It’s all CAQ now.

Legault walks to a news conference before Question Period on May 6, 2021 at the legislature in Quebec City (CP/Jacques Boissinot)

François Legault’s total dominance: 338Canada

Philippe J. Fournier: In our latest projection, the CAQ party has more safe seats than the threshold for a majority. Meanwhile, the PQ continues to disintegrate.

The PQ’s biggest threat? Itself.

As the Parti Québécois looks for a new leader, even long-time separatists are wary of independence talk

A tale of two patronage appointments

Martin Patriquin on Bernard Drainville’s conspicuous silence

All the nous that’s fit to speak

The PQ on the right and the wrong kind of Quebecers

Paul Wells on the fundamental changes in the party’s language and identity policies

The Quebec of my dreams

It would speak French. And mix curry with maple syrup.

Legault’s formidable Duchesneau weapon

The former Montreal police chief is basically immune to criticism — and he’s a federalist


Slaughterhouse Quebec, or, That’s a halal of a way to make a country

The Journal de Montréal website is this morning running footage of chicken heads being cut off. This is an excellent step up in verisimilitude for Quebecor, which had heretofore preferred chicken suits and anchors who act like chickens with their heads cut off. But already I digress.

Quebec’s latest imaginary boyfriend

Just two months after pledging his unequivocal support for Pauline Marois, Gilles Duceppe is reportedly angling for her job

The man with a plan

François Legault: Quebec’s man with a plan

He leads a right-leaning ‘coalition’ that calls sovereignty dépassé. And Quebec can’t get enough of him.


Hey look: Turns out a bad month for the sovereignty movement is a bad month for the sovereignty movement

From the magazine, my column fails completely to find a silver lining for Pauline Marois.