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Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, centre, speaks to the sergeant-at-arms Véronique Michel, who prevented the three PQ elected members to enter the Blue Room at the legislature in Quebec City, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. The three PQ members refused to swear an oath to the King. St-Pierre Plamondon is flanked by Pascal Berubé, left, and Joël Arseneau. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Parti Québécois barred from Quebec legislature after refusing to take oath to King

PQ Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, two others, blocked from entering

 

Northern gannets soar along the cliffs of Bonaventure Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of Quebec, Canada’s Gaspe Peninsula, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. The small island is close to shore and home to over 100,000 gannets in the breeding season, making them the world’s second largest northern gannet colony. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Parti Quebecois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon speaks at a news conference, Monday, October 17, 2022 at the legislature in Quebec City. St-Pierre Plamondon told reporters he didn’t want to swear an oath to King Charles III. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Karoline Boucher

Québec solidaire to swear oath to King, vows to table bill to make pledge optional

3 recently elected members of the Parti Québécois continue to refuse to swear the oath to the King

Parti Quebecois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon speaks at a news conference, Monday, October 17, 2022 at the legislature in Quebec City. St-Pierre Plamondon told reporters he didn’t want to swear an oath to King Charles III. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Karoline Boucher
Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, left, and Québec solidaire co-spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois walk off set following a leaders debate in Montreal, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Quebec politicians must swear oath to King Charles to sit in legislature: Speaker

Opposition parties have described practice of swearing an oath of office to the monarch as archaic

Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, left, and Québec solidaire co-spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois walk off set following a leaders debate in Montreal, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Flashing lights on a police car are shown in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Rourke

Two children dead, 46-year-old man arrested in Laval, north of Montreal

11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl killed, suspect also hospitalized

Flashing lights on a police car are shown in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Rourke
Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon speaks during a post-election news conference in Boucherville, Que., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Plamondon is adamant he will not swear an oath to King Charles III before being sworn into office. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

PQ leader wants to take seat in Quebec legislature without swearing oath to King

Plamondon asking legislature to be allowed to sit after taking an oath only to the people of Quebec.

Parti Québécois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon speaks during a post-election news conference in Boucherville, Que., Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Plamondon is adamant he will not swear an oath to King Charles III before being sworn into office. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault makes his victory speech to supporters at the party's election night headquarters, in Quebec City, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Re-elected Quebec Premier Legault looks to form new cabinet after landslide win

Coalition Avenir Québec won in 90 of Quebec’s 125 ridings

Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault makes his victory speech to supporters at the party's election night headquarters, in Quebec City, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
From left, CAQ Leader Francois Legault, Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade, Parti Quebecois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, Quebec Solidaire co-spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and Quebec Conservative Leader Eric Duhaime participate in a leaders debate in Montreal, Thursday, September 22, 2022. Quebecers will go to the polls on October 3rd. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Quebec votes: Quebecers head to the polls for province’s general election

Polls suggest Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault poised to cruise to a second majority

From left, CAQ Leader Francois Legault, Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade, Parti Quebecois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, Quebec Solidaire co-spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and Quebec Conservative Leader Eric Duhaime participate in a leaders debate in Montreal, Thursday, September 22, 2022. Quebecers will go to the polls on October 3rd. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A screengrab from an Elections Quebec TikTok video is shown in a handout. Elections Quebec is hoping to reverse a trend of younger voters not going to the polls by taking a humoristic approach to its ad campaign, including TikTok videos that put a ballot box front and centre meant to create a social media movement to drum up voter interest for Oct. 3, primarily those aged 18 to 44 years old. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Cossette for Elections Quebec

Elections Quebec takes to TikTok, hoping quirky campaign inspires turnout

Videos show anything but a ballot being put into the ballot box, from corn to roses to maple syrup

A screengrab from an Elections Quebec TikTok video is shown in a handout. Elections Quebec is hoping to reverse a trend of younger voters not going to the polls by taking a humoristic approach to its ad campaign, including TikTok videos that put a ballot box front and centre meant to create a social media movement to drum up voter interest for Oct. 3, primarily those aged 18 to 44 years old. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Cossette for Elections Quebec
Quebec Premier Francois Legault signs the condolence book dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II witnessed by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, Michel Doyon and wife Isabelle Brais in Quebec City, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Karoline Boucher

In Quebec, the Queen’s death raises questions about future of the monarchy in Canada

For many, the Queen is a reminder of British colonial rule over French-speaking Canada

Quebec Premier Francois Legault signs the condolence book dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II witnessed by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, Michel Doyon and wife Isabelle Brais in Quebec City, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Karoline Boucher
Nathalie Provost, a survivor of the École Polytechnique shooting in 1989 speaks during an event in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. Gun control advocates are sounding out Quebec’s main political parties ahead of the Oct. 3 election to see where they stand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Quebec election: Gun control advocates to sound out parties on handgun ban, buybacks

Montreal, in particular, has dealt with a spate of high-profile shootings in recent months

Nathalie Provost, a survivor of the École Polytechnique shooting in 1989 speaks during an event in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. Gun control advocates are sounding out Quebec’s main political parties ahead of the Oct. 3 election to see where they stand. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
United States prosecutors say they are in the process of seeking formal authorization to offer a plea deal to the Montreal-area woman accused of mailing poison to former president Donald Trump. This photo provided by the Hidalgo County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office, showing the booking photo of Pascale Ferrier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP- Texas Sheriff’s Office
United States prosecutors say they are in the process of seeking formal authorization to offer a plea deal to the Montreal-area woman accused of mailing poison to former president Donald Trump. This photo provided by the Hidalgo County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office, showing the booking photo of Pascale Ferrier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP- Texas Sheriff’s Office
The Quebec flag flies on a flag pole near a church, Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Who ‘discovered Canada’? Quebec says French explorer over Indigenous people: survey

B.C. residents lead the country in saying they lived on unceded Indigenous territory

The Quebec flag flies on a flag pole near a church, Tuesday, August 16, 2022 in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
French Language Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette responds to the Opposition while Quebec Premier François Legault, right, reacts during question period on June 1, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. Jolin-Barrette says new data from the Canadian census shows the French language is in danger in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

New census data showing French ‘in danger’ spurs debate ahead of Quebec election

Anglophone rights group worries data will be used to portray English speakers as a threat

French Language Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette responds to the Opposition while Quebec Premier François Legault, right, reacts during question period on June 1, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. Jolin-Barrette says new data from the Canadian census shows the French language is in danger in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
People walk by bilingual signs for a commercial space for lease in the city of Westmount on the island of Montreal on August 5, 2022. Statistics Canada will publish its latest census release on languages this morning. The release, which reflects data from 2017 to 2021, will shed light on the state of English, French, and non-official languages in the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.

Proportion of French speakers declines nearly everywhere in Canada, including Quebec

1 in 10 Quebecers report speaking predominantly English at home

People walk by bilingual signs for a commercial space for lease in the city of Westmount on the island of Montreal on August 5, 2022. Statistics Canada will publish its latest census release on languages this morning. The release, which reflects data from 2017 to 2021, will shed light on the state of English, French, and non-official languages in the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.
Pope Francis gets water from the lake after blessing it during the annual pilgrimage event in Lac Ste. Anne, Alta., Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Pope Francis travels to Quebec City for final days of Indigenous reconciliation visit

Will then make brief stop in Iqaluit Friday before returning to Vatican

Pope Francis gets water from the lake after blessing it during the annual pilgrimage event in Lac Ste. Anne, Alta., Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Yves Côté and the book he co-authored, Metamorphosis: My path to transformation. Côté spent 32 years behind bars for serious crimes including murder, but he says this book is meant to show that change is possible. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. man’s book co-authored by criminologist examines a life of murder and crime

Yves Côté spent just 11 months out of 32 years out of jail, but he believes in real transformation

Yves Côté and the book he co-authored, Metamorphosis: My path to transformation. Côté spent 32 years behind bars for serious crimes including murder, but he says this book is meant to show that change is possible. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Former Parti Quebecois leader Andre Boisclair leaves the police station on Friday, May 29, 2020 in Montreal. The 54-year-old has since been sentenced to two years in jail for sexually assaulting two young men. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

VIDEO: Former Parti Québécois leader jailed for sexually assaulting young men

André Boisclair sentenced to 2 years in jail, plus 2 years probation

Former Parti Quebecois leader Andre Boisclair leaves the police station on Friday, May 29, 2020 in Montreal. The 54-year-old has since been sentenced to two years in jail for sexually assaulting two young men. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)
Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with members of the Neocatechumenal Way community, in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alessandra Tarantino
Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with members of the Neocatechumenal Way community, in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Alessandra Tarantino