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What happened when Quebec’s 20th-century government encountered its 21st-century social movement

What happened when Quebec’s 20th-century government encountered its 21st-century social movement [From Inroads 32, 2013]
by Pierre-Gerlier Forest
 

 
 
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Dr. Dion, or How I learned to stop worrying 
and love Minority Government

Minority governments have become standard fare, the result of an important change in Canada’s political makeup that has not received the attention it deserves. [From Inroads 23, 2008]
by Henry Milner
 

 

 
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Claude Ryan’s vision and Liberal renewal

A key event for the Quebec Liberal Party and its renewal is a members’ convention scheduled for March 7–9, 2008, in Quebec City. [From Inroads 22, 2008]
by Geoffrey Kelley
 

 

 
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Coalition Avenir Québec

Perhaps the biggest obstacle to a CAQ breakthrough is that it seeks what amounts to a dose of fiscal realism to voters little willing to wean themselves from the magical thinking proffered by the mainstream parties. [From Inroa...
by Brian Tanguay
 

 
 
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Quebec’s distinct welfare state

During the period in which its major and distinctive antipoverty programs were implemented, Quebec appears to have succeeded in virtually eradicating acute poverty for both single- and two-parent families. [From Inroads 31, 2012]
by Axel Van den berg
 

 

 
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Scandinavia or France? Where does the Quebec student strike lead?

Quebec's student strike leads not to Scandinvian higher education but to that in France, Quebec’s students should ask their confrères and consœurs from France if that is the direction they should take. [From Inroads 31, 2012]
by Henry Milner
 

 
 
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Back to the 1950s: The Liberals and PQ are making a mockery of Quebec’s electoral map

The latest revision of Quebec’s electoral map should have taken less than a year, but took four. Efforts by the Commission de la Représentation Électorale to make boundaries reflect population were stymied by the PLQ and PQ...
by Paul Cliche
 

 

 
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In the end, the election was about issues

How Canadians felt about a handful of issues – Afghanistan, the long gun registry, Quebec’s place in the constitution and the role of the private sector in health care – had measurable effects on their 2011 vote choice. [...
by Peter Loewen
 

 
 
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Quebec’s Quiet Revolution came at a heavy cost

In the immediate postwar period, Quebec enjoyed substantial advantages. It exploited them to meet short-term objectives as laid out by Fortin. The consequence was the dilapidation of human, social, cultural and economic capital...
by Gary Caldwell
 

 

 
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Tom Mulcair, prime minister in waiting?

Mulcair’s job is to present a credible, viable alternative to the team on the opposing front benches. No previous NDP leaders faced this challenge. [From Inroads 31, 2012]
by Henry Milner
 

 
 
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That doleful October, 40 years later − 1: Voices of dissent, in English

Their purpose is to dispel an “objectionable notion that the English stood united against Quebec. I never shared this perception, but acknowledge it is held firmly by some: I applaud the editors’ determination to lay it to...
by Pierre Joncas
 

 

 
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The francophone discovery of Jewish Quebec

Sympathetic interest among francophone Quebecers in the Jewish community in their midst is recent; it dates from the 1980s. Three new books in French indicate that this interest has reached a certain level of maturity [From Inr...
by Bob Chodos
 

 
 
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Quebec’s Quiet Revolution, 50 years later

For many decades Quebec was unable to narrow the 20 per cent its 20 percent standard of living gap with Ontario. But now the goals of the Quiet Revolution have been largely achieved. [From Inroads 29, 2011]
by Pierre Fortin
 

 

 
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Continuing the debate on Quebec’s economy

An introduction by John Richards of continuing the debate on Quebec’s economy [From Inroads 27, 2010]
by John Richards
 

 
 
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A Canadian problem, not a Quebec one

A response to François Vaillancourt and Mathieu Laberge by Pierre Fortin on Quebec's Economy [From Inroads 27, 2010]
by Pierre Fortin
 

 

 
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Quebec’s $7-a-day universal childcare: A few doubts

Quebec has high debt and high taxes. Perhaps Quebec should instead scale back the subsidy and consider options such as childcare targeted to Aboriginal communities and age-four kindergarten. [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by John Richards
 

 
 
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Are Quebec’s $7-a-day public daycare centres in danger?

The Liberal government has strongly encouraged the development of for-profit daycare centres. Financing per child has increased almost twice as fast as in public daycare. [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by Luc Allaire