Withdrawal of Canadian troops from Afghanistan.
Inhe became the second leader of the separatist PQ to become premier photo by Jim Merrithew. Sunday, March 9, Image: Failing at this effort, they decided to quit the Liberal Party and form their own movement.
The RN received only 3. Pierre Bourgault became its leader in Mayand it took 5. It established a national executive council, developed its infrastructure, and built a rapidly growing network of party members. First election victory In the first two elections in which it participated, the PQ achieved very limited success.
Init won The first seven PQ members of the National Assembly and the ridings that they represented were as follows: But inthe PQ finally emerged victorious, trouncing the Liberals while capturing The PQ victory was attributable largely to an electoral strategy nimbly executed by Claude Morinin which the party promised to hold a referendum on sovereignty-association during its first term in office.
The PQ passed many important pieces of legislation during this first term. Inthe Automobile Insurance Act was passed, creating a government-managed system of no-fault compensation and property damage insurance for automobile owners.
After a televised debate on the subject in the National Assembly, numerous public meetings were held. Despite this failure, the PQ was returned to power in the elections, with 80 seats and In Novemberthe PQ government was shaken by the resignation of a group of pro-independence ministers including Jacques Parizeau.
Jacques Parizeau, a stauncher champion of independence, was the main contender to replace him and became party leader on 19 March Polls showed support for the sovereignist option rising once more, however, in the wake of the failure of the Meech Lake Accord on 22 June This referendum was held on 30 October With a voter-participation rate of Bouchard remained premier for three more years but, disappointed at the lack of enthusiasm for the sovereignist cause during his term in office, he resigned in He received only In Augustwhen Boisclair won a by-election in the riding of Pointe-aux-Trembles and took his seat in the National Assembly, surveys showed the PQ ahead of the Liberals.
But the following months proved hard on the party, which lost ground in the polls, especially to the ADQ. The general election of 26 March confirmed this rise in the fortunes of the ADQ, which had been founded in on a moderate conservative platform and had, over the years, gained favour with a growing number of Quebecers who did not want another referendum.
On 27 JunePauline Marois was elected PQ party leader by acclamation, thus becoming the first woman to hold this position.
Neither of these bills was ever passed by the National Assembly, because they were unconstitutional. One of them, Jean-Martin Aussant, called for her resignation and even went so far as to create a new sovereignist party, Option Nationale, in September Tabled in Novemberthis charter Bill 60 affirmed the values of State secularism and religious neutrality; one of its provisions would have banned the wearing of religious symbols by government employees, including staff of daycare centres and hospitals.
But she lost her bet: Five candidates confirmed they would run, including returning hopefuls Alexandre Cloutier and Martine Ouellet.The Parti Québécois (PQ) was founded on 13 October through the merger of the Mouvement souveraineté-association (MSA), led by René Lévesque, and the Ralliement national (RN), led by Gilles Grégoire, a former Créditiste Member of Parliament.
Parti Québécois pärtē kēbĕkwä´ [key] (PQ), provincial political party committed to the independence of Quebec. Founded in , it soon became a force in provincial elections.
In , led by René Lévesque, it captured control of the provincial assembly. Among its first acts was the.
The Parti Québécois (PQ) is a political party that wants sovereignty for the province of Quebec. The Parti Québécois want Quebec to become its own country, or secede from Canada. Bloc Québécois: Bloc Québécois, regional political party in Canada, supporting the independence of predominantly French-speaking Quebec.
The Bloc Québécois has informal ties with the Parti Québécois, which has controlled Quebec’s provincial assembly for much of .
The PQ’s victory in the Quebec provincial elections has intensified the growing contradictions within the bourgeoisie, and added to a mounting economic crisis in Canada which . Parti Québécois pärtē kēbĕkwä´ [key] (PQ), provincial political party committed to the independence of Quebec.
Founded in , it soon became a force in provincial elections. In , led by René Lévesque, it captured control of the provincial assembly. Among its first acts was the.