PQ to announce rules for leadership race

The rules for the next Parti Quebecois leadership race will be announced on Sept. 27 in Sherbrooke.

The Canadian Press has learned the party's 125 riding association presidents will meet that day to choose the method of voting and the date when a winner will be announced.

In the meantime, the PQ's national executive will come up with various scenarios for the delegates to the national council meeting to consider.

Two or three options are expected to be offered.

One option that has been pushed by one PQ member is to let people who are not members of the party vote for the new leader although that would require a change in the party bylaws.

There are no declared candidates so far to replace Pauline Marois, who announced her resignation on the night of the April 7 election when the party lost to the Liberals.

Among the possible candidates are former cabinet ministers Jean-Francois Lisee and Bernard Drainville as well as ex-media tycoon Pierre Karl Peladeau.

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. More BS posted on 08/13/2014 06:22 AM
    The party's new moto is deception pour tous.
  2. ric posted on 08/13/2014 10:00 AM
    Rules for leadership race.
    Must hate anything English, must be able to blame everything on Federal government,
    must not be in touch with reality, must be able to keep beating that same dead separatist horse. Did I mention hate everything English?????
showing all comments

Share this article:

News Videos

Latest News

  • UPDATE: McGill Redmen coach resigns amid player controversy

    The head coach of the McGill Redmen football team has resigned. In a letter, Clinton Uttley says his decision stems from a statement the university released last week in response to the arrest on domestic violence charges of 23-year old running back Luis-Andres Guimont-Mota. Read More
  • Price of gas up again

    Looks like there'll be another big hike in the price of gas in Montreal over the next few hours. Read More