Quebec politicians tell Manitoba to butt out of Quebec’s secularism policies

QUEBEC — Manitoba would be better off spending its money improving services for its francophone minority instead of buying ads in Quebec newspapers to try to woo away workers frustrated with Bill 21, Premier François Legault said Thursday.But the Parti Québécois has also plunged into the interprovincial squabbling, with interim party leader Pascal Bérubé sending a letter to the editor of...

Legault says he knew his honeymoon with voters would not last forever

QUEBEC — Premier François Legault says he is not surprised to see his government’s popularity slip a bit with voters after a year in office.In fact, Legault said he’s surprised it did not happen sooner.The Coalition Avenir Québec continues to lead in voter preference in the province, a Léger Marketing survey for the Journal de Montréal suggests, but Quebecers’ ardour for the party...

Union denounces Legault’s ‘shameless contempt’ for public sector workers

FTQ President Daniel Boyer speaks to the media in 2015. Dario Ayala / Montreal Gazette file photo Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec president Daniel Boyer on Monday denounced the “inflammatory language” and “shameless contempt” expressed for public sector workers by Quebec Premier François Legault even as contract negotiations are about to begin.In a speech...