PQ government = Anglo exodus?
If Pauline Marois becomes Premier on Tuesday, will Quebec Anglophones start selling their homes and moving away?
Not necessarily, says Jack Jedwab, executive director of the Association for Canadian Studies.
Whether or not she forms a minority or majority government will certainly be a factor, he said.
"Clearly there will be more nervousness in the event of a PQ majority," he said. "There will be talk within the Anglophone population about whether to stay or go."
But Anglos will likely take a "wait-and-see" approach, he added.
"Support for sovereignty is at a very low level; close to its all-time low. I don’t think in terms of the principal concern of Anglophones, which is a successful referendum on sovereignty, that it appears to be in the offing."
And what controversial policies will Pauline Marois implement and what will be left aside? She's proposed to apply Bill 101 to CEGEPs, modify immigration rules to favour Francophones and ban public employees from wearing religious symbols.
Jedwab said the PQ's campaign ideas won't all necessarily translate into government policy.
"We'll see what the gap is between the pre-election rhetoric...and what actually happens."
Listen to the full interview with Jedwab by clicking play to the right.