Election Briefs: Sovereignty and Anglos
The PQ leader says if she wins Tuesday's election, she'll be calling Prime Minister Harper within days to ask him for more powers. And she plans on using a "firm tone" to defend Quebec's interests.
She also says a minority government will be a set-back to the sovereigntist cause. Support for sovereignty, according to today's CROP poll, is at 28%.
CAQ wants Anglos
Francois Legault is again reaching out to Anglos. The CAQ leader says the anglophone community won't lose powers, even when schoolboards are replaced with service centers.
He says he will ensure access to English services in healthcare and schools, regardless of numbers of anglophones in Quebec.
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."