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Charest’s last stand?

PQ to put non-confidence motion before National Assembly in Quebec

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The Parti Québécois will attempt to bring down Quebec premier Jean Charest’s government next Wednesday with a non-confidence motion. PQ leader Pauline Marois made the announcement Tuesday, citing Charest’s “stubborn refusal to open an independent public inquiry into the construction industry.” Normally, such a motion would be easily defeated by the Liberal majority, but the PQ points out that, under the current circumstances, all that’s needed is for three Liberal MNAs to be late or absent for the opposition parties to win the vote. Should Marois’s gambit succeed, Charest would be forced to resign and call an election.

Montreal Gazette

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