1½ newspaper endorsements for CAQ
The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) has won one endorsement and a second, of sorts, from popular newspapers.
The National Post's editorial board writes:
"The newly formed Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), led by 55-year-old businessman François Legault, is a federalist party whose platform emphasizes nuts-and-bolts policy issues such as cleaning up sleaze in Quebec’s National Assembly, reforming the education and health systems, taking on the province’s bloated and powerful unions and generally turning Quebec from a have-not province into a have province."
Closer to home, La Presse editors declared their support for Jean Charest and the Liberals, but with one major catch:
"Those who want to see a change in government, they say, "should support the Coalition Avenir Québec."
Both editorial boards agreed that a Parti Québécois government would lead to economic and political instability.