Another sign that Quebecers are about to go to the polls sooner rather than later: The Parti Québécois have issued a statement saying in the event of a "possible" election campaign, they would only want one televised debate, instead of the multiple debates of the 2012 campaign.
The statement says the party hopes to take part in one "grand national debate" to be moderated by the Quebec Press Council, and hoped that all four parties now represented in the National Assembly would take part.
"We hope that all the major networks get together to seriously consider this suggestion," the statement reads, alluding to the consortium of broadcasters that typically set down the rules for TV debates. "This formula is the one that has the largest reach and would allow all Quebecers from all regions to have the best portrait of the party leaders, and the campaign."
During the 2012 campaign, there was one traditional all-party leaders debate featuring the leaders of the four main parties, followed by three nights of one-on-one debates between the leaders of the Liberals, PQ and CAQ.