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  Liberal Party of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Liberal Party was reduced from a majority to a minority government due, in part, to a Chrétien-era scandal in which advertising agencies supporting the Liberal Party received grossly inflated commissions for their services.
When the Liberals formed a majority government after the 1993 election with Chrétien at the helm, party unity was assured by placing Martin, whom Chrétien had defeated for the party leadership in 1990, in the crucial role of Minister of Finance.
In April, 2005 David Kilgour, one of the party's two MPs from Alberta announced that he was leaving the party to sit as an independent member of the House of Commons due to the damaging allegations of corruption in the Liberal Party's Quebec wing based on testimony in the Gomery Commission inquiry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Canada   (3211 words)

  
 Liberal Party of Quebec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Parti libéral du Québec (Liberal Party of Quebec), or PLQ, is a Quebec liberal party.
The Liberal Party is descended from the Parti canadien (or Patriotes who supported the Patriotes Rebellion), and les rouges, who fought for responsible government and against the authority of the Catholic Church in Lower Canada - an opposition movement that led to the 1837 Patriotes Rebellion.
The Liberals were in opposition to the ruling Quebec Conservative Party for most of the first 20 years after Confederation, except for 18 months of Liberal minority government in 1878-1879.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/l/li/liberal_party_of_quebec.html   (1032 words)

  
 Parti libéral du Québec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Parti libéral du Québec (Liberal Party of Quebec), or PLQ, is a liberal political party in the Canadian province of Quebec.
The Liberals were in opposition to the ruling Conservatives for most of the first 20 years after Confederation, except for 18 months of Liberal minority government in 1878-1879.
Under the leadership of Charest, the Liberals have moved to the right as former supporters of the federal Conservatives during the Brian Mulroney years gain prominent positions in the Liberal party under Charest's leadership.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quebec_Liberal_Party   (1097 words)

  
 Quebec general election, 1998 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Quebec general election of 1998 was held on November 30, 1998, to elect members of the National Assembly of the Province of Quebec, Canada.
The incumbent Parti Québécois, led by Lucien Bouchard, won re-election, defeating the Quebec Liberal Party, led by Jean Charest.
After the narrow defeat of the PQ's proposal for political independence for Quebec in an economic union with the rest of Canada in the 1995 Quebec referendum, PQ leader Jacques Parizeau resigned.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quebec_general_election,_1998   (271 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Liberal party, Canadian political party (Canadian History) - Encyclopedia
However, opposition in Quebec to the execution of French-Canadian rebel Louis Riel, and the success of Wilfrid Laurier in moderating the traditional anticlericalism of the Quebec Liberal party, paved the way to national success.
Bilingualism, constitutional questions, and the status of Quebec dominated the tenure of Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, who was succeeded briefly as prime minister by John Turner in 1984.
Turner remained leader of the Liberal party until 1990, when he was briefly replaced by Herb Grey; later that year Jean ChrEtien became Liberal party leader.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/L/LiberpCan.html   (432 words)

  
 Quebec Liberal Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Country Liberal Party Northern Territory Liberal party, a NT party independent of any other political party, though it is associated with the Liberal Party and National Party of Australia.
Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario) The Ontario wing of Paul Martin's federal Liberal Party.
Liberal Party of Canada (BC) The British Columbia wing of the federal Liberal Party led by Paul Martin.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Quebec_Liberal_Party.html   (493 words)

  
 Liberal Party of Canada --  Encyclopædia Britannica
French Parti Libéral du Canada centrist Canadian political party, one of the major parties in the country since the establishment of the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
The Liberal Party has been the governing party at the federal level for most of the period since the late 1890s, bringing together pragmatic social policy reformers and advocates of free enterprise, the balance between them shifting as...
The party was formed in 2003 by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9048118   (857 words)

  
 Bourassa, Robert
He returned to Quebec and won a seat in the Quebec National Assembly in the provincial elections of 1966 as a member of the Quebec Liberal Party.
He was elected leader of the Quebec Liberal Party in January 1970.
Bourassa was re-elected leader of the Quebec Liberal Party in 1983.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /PrinterFriendly.cfm?Params=J1ARTJ0000914   (332 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: Parti Quebecois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
René Lévesque quits the Quebec Liberal party along with a few hundred others after his proposal for a sovereign Quebec associated with Canada is rejected at the party convention.
Quebec invokes the notwithstanding clause to override the Supreme Court and passes Bill 178, which reaffirms French as the only language for outdoor signs, but allows other languages indoors.
The Liberal party is re-elected in the Quebec provincial election.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/parti_quebecois   (776 words)

  
 Boston.com / Latest News / World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
QUEBEC CITY -- The party created to bring independence to French-speaking Quebec lost its bid for a third straight term in the provincial election Monday, according to partial and projected vote results.
With 9,460 of 20,991 polls reporting, the Liberals had 44.3 percent of the votes to 33.7 percent for the Parti Quebecois with the Action Democratique du Quebec at 19.6 percent.
Landry's party, created to bring Quebec independence, softened its separatist message in the campaign, focusing on social issues such as benefits for families with young children to try to increase the French-speaking population.
www.boston.com /news/daily/14/quebec.htm   (705 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In yesterday's elections in Québec, the Québec Liberal Party won a decisive majority in the 125-member National Assembly legislature, halting the pro-sovereignty Parti Québécois' bid to extend their nine year reign.
The Liberal Party obtained 45.92% of the vote to 33.2% for the Parti Québécois (PQ) and 18.24% to Action Démocratique du Québec (ADQ).
The Liberals won 76 of the 125 National Assembly seats to 45 for the Parti Québécois and four for the ADQ.
dfait-maeci.gc.ca /canadaeuropa/eu/pub/canadaflash/canadaflash08.htm   (292 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Quebec Separatist Party loses elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — The party created to bring independence to Quebec lost its bid for a third straight term in provincial elections Monday, halting for now any chance for another vote on separation.
Voters chose the Quebec Liberal Party led by Jean Charest to form a new government instead of the separatist Parti Quebecois.
The Liberal victory was thorough, reaching across the province, with the anti-separatist party running almost even with the Parti Quebecois among French-speaking voters that comprise the core of separatist support.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2003-04-15-canada-vote_x.htm   (854 words)

  
 #835 Québec Prem. night by david.nicholson & Herbert Bercovitz
Both the Parti Québécois and the Québec Liberal Party embrace a wide gamut of members and philosophies ranging from conservative to social democratic, soft sovereignists, hard sovereignists, federalists, union leaders and industrialists.
What distinguishes the Parti Québécois from the Liberal Party is its ability to rally its members (and a large part of the electorate) around a single issue namely sovereignty and against a common enemy, namely the federal government.
The QLP consisting of such diverse factions presents a challenge to their leader that even Jean Charest might not be able to represent them adequately in the face of the opposition.
www.geocities.com /davidnicholson_99/Wed835QuePrem.htm   (1262 words)

  
 Constitutional Keywords – Allaire Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The collapse of the Meech Lake Accord in 1990 weakened the legitimacy of federalism in Quebec and embarrassed the Liberal government headed by Robert Bourassa, which had staked its own credibility on the Accord.
The Quebec Liberal Party established a constitutional Committee, headed by Jean Allaire, a spokesman for the party’s nationalist wing.
In March 1991 the party convention accepted most of the Allaire Report, but Premier Bourassa’s speech in response was deliberately ambiguous, and it was soon apparent that he was not committed to the proposals.
www.law.ualberta.ca /ccskeywords/allaire_rpt.html   (356 words)

  
 CNN.com - Liberals take slight lead in Quebec campaign - Apr. 6, 2003
The Quebec Liberal Party under Jean Charest is widening its lead in the provincial election race, the latest polls say, but it still may not be enough to unseat the Parti Quebecois and its separatist agenda.
The Liberals had been running neck and neck with the Parti Quebecois, which is looking to form a third consecutive government in the French-speaking province of 7.3 million.
The Liberal leader has also promised billions of dollars in tax cuts over the next five years and hundreds of millions more to be injected into the overstretched public health system.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/americas/04/06/canada.quebec.elections.reut   (705 words)

  
 Webshots AP News Headlines
Quebec voters have told the rest of Canada the French-speaking province will not seek independence again soon, ending the pro-sovereignty Parti Quebecois' nine-year run in office.
A win would have given the Parti Quebecois, which was created to deliver independence, a third-straight term in office and a boost for proponents of holding another referendum on sovereignty within about three years.
Before the election, the breakdown was 67 seats for the Parti Quebecois, 50 for the Liberals and five for the ADQ, with two independents and one vacant.
daily.webshots.com /content/ap/current/h38093643.html   (738 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Separatist Party Loses in Quebec
LASALLE, Quebec, April 14 -- Quebec's Liberal Party won the vote in provincial elections today, according to early results, defeating the governing Parti Quebecois and eliminating for the near future the possibility of the province separating from Canada.
The Parti Quebecois, which was founded in 1968 on the promise of making Quebec independent of the rest of Canada, had governed for nine years.
Bernard Landry, Quebec's premier and the leader of the Parti Quebecois, was able to hold on to his seat.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A26076-2003Apr14?language=printer   (742 words)

  
 TIME: Saving The Quebec Liberals
The Liberal Party of Quebec, traditionally a vehicle for change and modernity, has suffered badly from the polarization that the sovereignty movement has imposed on political life.
It embodies the conviction that while Quebec should remain at the heart of the Canadian federation, it is a nation with its own language and culture.
This is what for 40 years has led the Liberals, who were never a branch office of the federal party, to see the state apparatus of Quebec as the government of this nation and to seek the changes that would give Quebec the recognition and the protections that its minority status demands.
time.com /time/magazine/1998/int/980316/canada.saving_the_quebec5.html   (783 words)

  
 Shared ideology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lucien Bouchard, their leader and current premier of Quebec, seemed unbeatable and the party was ready to call a spring election, which they would have undoubtedly won, furthering their separatist agenda.
In 1988 when the federal Progressive Conservative Party, under the direction of Brian Mulroney, passed the Free Trade Agreement, the Liberal opposition was the first to point out this was a very bad idea, leading to more power for big companies, and less for the individual.
Now, ten years later, the Liberal party, the same party whose mandate was to look out for the individual, is in favour of passing a Multi-National Agreement on Investment that would give large corporations even more freedom within our country and which would have even more devastating affects than those of the Free Trade Agreement.
www.mun.ca /muse/archive/Volume48/Issue19/Edit/EDITOR2.htm   (520 words)

  
 Jean Lesage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Born in Montreal, he studied law at Laval University in Quebec City and was admitted to the bar in 1934.
A Liberal MP (1945-1957) and federal cabinet minister (1953-1957), he left federal politics after the fall of the St.
Laurent government and became leader of the Quebec Liberals in 1958, a position he held until 1970.
www.wikiverse.org /jean-lesage   (311 words)

  
 Equality Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Not only that, the Liberal Party of Quebec doesn't even have bilingual campaign posters, and seems not to be investing very much, if anything at all in English advertising to EARN the votes of the "Anglo" community.
Liberal MNA Russell Copeman's absence from today's press conference regarding the Quebec's language police's harrassment of a Notre Dame de Grace small-business owner is "fully indicative of the non-representation local residents can expect on this critical issue" if the incumbent is re-elected on Monday, Equality Party candidate Peter Sauvé said following the event.
Because we¹re the only party that says responsible government means accepting responsibility when an expert in law finds it to be in contempt of democracy." Dr. Don Donderi, the EP's candidate in the Westmount-St. Louis riding, said the Quebec Liberals' outright rejection of cost-free de-mergers contradicts the logic of Mr.
www.equality.qc.ca   (3485 words)

  
 Nunatsiaq News
Quebec Liberals promise to alleviate Nunavik housing crisis
MONTREAL —; The native affairs critic for Quebec's Liberal Party said change is on the way if his party forms a new government on December 1.
The Liberal Party leader, Jean Charest, and the leaders of the two other main parties, Lucien Bouchard from the Parti Québécois and Mario Dumont from the Action Démocratique, will meet in a live televised debate beginning at 7 pm on Thursday, November 17.
www.nunatsiaq.com /archives/nunavut981130/nvt81113_06.html   (601 words)

  
 The Globe and Mail: The Strategists: Reaction to the result
Liberals should rightfully be demanding the flogging of the campaign team and their leader's resignation.
Canadians outside of Quebec do not harbour the same degree of anger because they are not particularly embarrassed by the scandal, yet they are bothered enough that they may be prepared to demonstrate their frustration on election day.
Because of the similarities in the Liberal and NDP platforms on issues such as daycare and wind power, Layton needs to remind voters that the Liberals campaign from the left but govern from the right, sometimes forgetting their election promises in the process.
www.theglobeandmail.com /servlet/story/RTGAM.20040525.elxpundit0527/BNStory/specialDecision2004   (19261 words)

  
 CTV.ca | Quebec Liberal Corbeil denies pocketing cash
Liberal Party lawyer Doug Mitchell cross-examines Benoit Corbeil at the inquiry on Tuesday.
The day after he testified that sponsorship program money was funnelled to Liberal party volunteers, one of the party's top Quebec organizers is dismissing suggestions that he pocketed cash slated for party workers.
Corbeil, who ran the Liberal party's Quebec wing from 1999 to 2001, steadfastly denied Mitchell's suggestions that he had personally profited from the sponsorship kickbacks.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1115733878111_94/?hub=TopStories   (623 words)

  
 cric.ca - Canada's Portal - Quick Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Before he "chose Quebec", Charest was the face of the federal Progressive Conservative party.
After the party's decimation in that year's election (they were reduced to 2 seats), he became leader.
He was acclaimed Quebec Liberal leader in March, 1998, after being pressured to replace Daniel Johnson, but lost the provincial election that year to Bouchard, the then-PQ premier.
www.cric.ca /en_html/guide/provinc_elections/quebec_elec.html   (783 words)

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