Federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair fielded questions from the press late Wednesday morning after his party’s first closed-door session at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John’s.
The federal NDP’s caucus meetings in St. John’s began Wednesday morning with a moment of silence to pay respect to the victims of last night’s shooting in Montreal and their families.
Not exactly headline news pertaining to Newfoundland and Labrador, but it is certainly an item that politicians across the entire country will be keeping their eyes on for some time: after months of speculation, the Coalition-Avenir-Québec political party was finally launched this week. Yet despite the announcement only coming yesterday, François Legault – a former Parti Québécois minister who turned his back on sovereignty to create the new party – has actually led the province in polls for months. “For more than 40 years the context has forced us to define ourselves first and foremost as either sovereigntist or federalist,” he said. “After 40 years, the time has come to undertake a new era, an era where Quebec can move forward.” Have Quebec politics changed forever? Source: The Globe and Mail