The Toronto Star
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Phillippe Couillard’s Quebec Liberals have won a stunning election upset, trouncing the Parti Québécois to win a majority government.
Pauline Marois announced she would quit as Parti Quebecois chief after losing not only the premier's job but also her own riding in Monday's provincial election.
!"#$%&'L"C"(#, Q)(.* Philippe Couillard’s Quebec Liberal party sailed to an astonishing victory, winning a majority government in the provincial election that resulted in the de+eat and resignation o+ Parti Québécois Leader Pauline Marois.$he Liberal leader’s accomplishment is a surprising achievement +or the +ormer Quebec health minister and neurosurgeon who just a +ew months ago was widely seen as an indecisive rooie leader.-ut the /%year%old Couillard bene+itted +rom Marois’s many campaign missteps and a disastrous campaign in which voters appeared to get cold +eet when Pierre 0arl Péladeau entered the race and said he wanted to mae Quebec a country.
My dear +riends, the division is over. $he reconciliation has begun,1 Couillard told cheering supporters Monday night. 23e are all Quebecers. $he pride in Quebec, o+ our identity, our language and our +lag belongs to all Quebecers.1