Yves-Francois Blanchet

Legault waves to his caucus at the beginning of a pre-session caucus meeting on Sept. 8, 2021 in Quebec City (Jacques Boissinot/CP)

Federal election 2021: Quebecers remain unimpressed

Justin Ling: Quebec voters didn’t listen to their very popular premier, who vaguely backed Erin O’Toole. In the end, no party got the breakthrough they wanted.
Blanchet takes part in the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Sept. 9, 2021 (Justin Tang/CP)

Why the English election debate tripped the Quebec campaign

Emilie Nicolas: Before weighing in on Bill 21, Canadians should learn from the Quebecers at the frontline of that battle
Annamie Paul, left and Justin Trudeau takes part in the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Justin Trudeau still can’t answer why he called this election. A depleted nation despairs.

Shannon Proudfoot: ’It seems certain that at least some of the Liberal slide has been the direct result of an electorate surly about being pressed into service when the pandemic has not remotely moved into the rearview mirror.’
O'Toole and his wife Rebecca arrive for the TVA French language debate in Montreal on Sept. 2, 2021 (Frank Gunn/CP)

Meanwhile, in Quebec, a parallel election

Justin Ling: In the first French-language leaders debate, Trudeau and O’Toole bent over backwards to pitch themselves as the PM who’d spend the most and do the least
Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, centre, enjoys a hot dog while attending a Laval University Rouge et Or football game against McGill Red Birds with local candidates Marc Dean, left, and Marie-Christine Richard, Sunday, August 29, 2021 in Quebec City. Dean's son, Marc-Antoine Dean Rios plays the offensive line for the Rouge et Or at Laval University. (Jacques Boissinot/CP)

Why is Yves-François Blanchet relaxing?

Election Image of the Day: The Bloc leader is having trouble moving the ball down the field, and it’s almost halftime
Singh rises Wednesday during a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Justin Tang/CP)

Jagmeet Singh, the ’racist’ label and what Parliament won’t abide

Jen Gerson: Has the social-media age overtaken the rules of the House?
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Yves-François Blanchet in conversation with Paul Wells: Maclean’s Live

The leader of the Bloc sat down for a candid chat with Paul Wells. Watch the full replay here.
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What does the new Bloc wave really represent?

Stephen Maher: Yves-François Blanchet won support talking not of separatism but of Bill 21—a political issue which may have a simple solution in the end
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The Bloc unfurls its flag over Quebec once again

Election Image of the Day: Quebecers have voted, and once again the impact of their decision was felt across the country