Quebec's law that created a fixed election date may not last one government mandate before it's broken.
Pauline Marois says it's legitimate for her to break the law, which was passed last June and was her government's own initiative.
"I have the right to decide to go to election," she says.
According to the law, Quebec should not hold another election until October 3, 2016.
It makes no exception for minority governments, though it can not supersede the power of the lieutenant governor who would call an election at the premier's request.
But, Marois says as long as the opposition can topple her government she deserves to be on equal footing.
She says she would abide by the fixed election date only if the other parties pledge to do so as well.
"If they accept to continue until the end of the four years, and if they accept to adopt the laws to work for the progress of Quebec, ok."