Election call decision by end of month
Political junkies will want to circle October 25th on their calendars because that's the date the Marois government is expected to decide whether to call an election for this year.
The Journal de Montreal, reports this morning that the current scenario calls for a cabinet meeting to be held in a secret location where the pros and cons of a fall election will be the only item on the agenda.
The newspaper says there have already been high level meetings involving the Premier and key aides who have been debating the merits and possible election outcomes.
Sources say despite the Liberals overall lead in the polls, the Parti Quebecois leads in the key francophone demographic with nearly 41% support.
The so-called magic number that would trigger an election call is 43% support.
If the Premier decides the time is right, sources tell the paper that the PQ National Council meeting November 9th and 10th would be the perfect launch pad for a vote in early December.