The Anglo Vote
A poll released this morning by CJAD and The Gazette shows that nearly three-quarters of Anglos say they'll have to vote Liberal, while over half feel that they're not a factor in this campaign.
There's no reason why Anglos couldn't vote for a progressive party like the PQ, leader Pauline Marois said.
Having a leaders' debate for Anglos, however, is another matter.
Today, Marois rejected CJAD's invitation to participate in a bilingual debate, where she would have been free to answer questions in French, if she was struggling in English.
Quebec Solidaire is promising to raise wages for the middle class.
Co-leaders Amir Khadir and Francoise David unveiled their economic platform today.
They want to send bonus cheques to citizens earning under $100,000 annually.
How would they pay for it? David would tax all capital gains, for starters. When your government isn't close to big ...
PQ leader Pauline Marois has once again rejected CJAD's invitation to a leaders' debate.
CJAD News had proposed an English debate between the three major candidates; CAQ leader Francois Legault and Liberal leader Jean Charest accepted, providing that Marois would also attend.
Marois then backed out, saying her English wasn't strong enough.
Speaking in Quebec City today, she also rejected CJAD's invitation to a bilingual deabte, where candidates would be able to answer questions in the language of their choice. She said that there already enough debates as it is.
(listen to Marois' response by clicking play to the right)
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Premier Jean Charest is making some pretty big promises in a new TV ad.
He says a Liberal government would virtually wipe out unemployment, thanks to the ambitious Plan Nord development project.
He is also committing to eliminating the deficit.
A CAQ government would abolish half of the tax credits for businesses, two of the 4 billion dollars and give the money to Investment Quebec which would become a one-stop shop for businesses.
Investment Québec would support businesses that create high-paying jobs.
Leader Francois Legault says the current system of tax credits is too broad, given across the board without regard to which companies for example do research and development.
Investment Quebec would also be in charge of trying to lure foreign companies to the province.
Four polls this morning, day 10 of the Quebec election campaign.
A CJAD and The Gazette commissioned Leger Marketing poll suggests 72 percent of anglophones feel they have no choice but to vote Liberal on September 4th.
Two polls on party support have the PQ on top, followed by the Liberals and then the Coalition Avenir Quebec.
Leger Marketing has it as a tight three way race, with the PQ support at 32 percent, the Liberals at 31 percent and the CAQ at 27 percent.
CROP has the PQ and Liberals separated by 3 points — 32 percent to 29 percent and then the CAQ a distant third at 21 percent.
Another poll this morning, done for Astral in Jean Charest's own riding of Sherbrooke, suggests the premier himself may be in danger of losing his seat.
It has the PQ candidate, Serge Cardin. well ahead of Charest, 37 percent to ...
NOTE: This is part I of a CJAD 800/The Gazette election poll. See part II here.
A poll commissioned by CJAD 800 and The Gazette finds anglophones feel they have little influence in these elections and believe they have no choice but to vote Liberal.
The Leger marketing poll asked whether Quebec anglophones have real influence in provincial elections. 57% of anglophones said no.
The large majority, 72 %, of anglophones respondents also agreed with the question: "For the anglophones, other than the Liberal party, there is no real alternative in this provincial election.
But Jack Jedwab, the executive director of the association for Canadian studies, says the francophone response to this question was even more surprising. "What struck me even further is that even francophone agree there was no other alternative for anglophones," he says.
41% of francophone said the Liberals were the only option for the province's English ...