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Quebec voters head to the polls and Pauline Marois could find herself Quebec’s first woman premier

04 Sep

Quebec voters head to the polls CBC.ca Quebec’s whirlwind 35-day summer election campaign ends this morning, as voters head to the polls to choose the next provincial government. With major polling firms reporting that 10 per cent of voters remained undecided in the days leading up to the vote — and 20 per cent of decided voters open to changing their minds at the ballot box — the outcome has become impossible to predict.

…Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois has said a PQ government would work toward sovereignty — taking back powers from Ottawa in areas such as immigration. She’s made Quebec’s linguistic and cultural identity a key issue in the campaign, to the delight of sovereigntist hardliners. Pushing for sovereignty has been called a gamble by some, with some polls suggesting the majority of Quebecers have little desire to face another referendum. But should the gamble pay off and voters respond to her appeal, the PQ leader could find herself Quebec’s first woman premier — and a step closer to her goal of making Quebec an independent country.

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