Denis Coderre emerges as a clear favourite to lead Quebec Liberals: poll

A little over two years after being voted out of office as mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre is perceived by Quebec Liberal Party supporters as the runaway favourite to lead the party, a new poll suggests.The Léger Marketing survey conducted for the Journal de Montréal suggests that Coderre, who lost the mayoralty to Valérie Plante in 2017, enjoys 19 per cent support among Liberal supporters...

Analysis: Quebec Liberals lunge into leadership race

SHERBROOKE — The two could not be more different, yet both believe they have the right stuff to lead the Quebec Liberals out of the political hinterland.Dominique Anglade is a 45-year-old former economic development minister in the Couillard government; the daughter of Haitian immigrants, born in Montreal, educated in French. Quick-witted and wise in the ways of politics, Anglade enters the...

Bill 21 would not be shielded by notwithstanding clause under Anglade’s watch

Liberal leadership candidate Dominique Anglade says if her party forms the next provincial government in 2022, she would not renew the use of the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause to shield Quebec’s secularism law from the courts.Anglade made the comment at her campaign launch in Montreal Friday in response to a question from a reporter.In June the Coalition Avenir Québec government...