Legault speaks during a news conference in Montreal on Dec. 30, 2021 (Graham Hughes/CP)

338Canada: In a Quebec first, Legault takes a hit

Philippe J. Fournier: A new Mainstreet poll suggests the ’pandemic honeymoon’ between the CAQ and Quebec voters may have finally reached a limit
Anglade waves to delegates before her opening speech, at the Quebec Liberal convention, on Nov. 26, 2021 in Quebec City (Jacques Boissinot/CP)

338Canada: The Quebec Liberals in free-fall

Philippe J. Fournier: The party could lose as many as 14 seats compared to its 2018 results, and be driven out of French-speaking Quebec
Legault arrives to speak at the opening the the Federation Quebecois des Municipalite's annual congress on Sept. 30, 2021 in Quebec City (Jacques Boissinot/CP)

338Canada: One year from re-election, Legault appears invincible

Philippe J. Fournier: The CAQ’s current dominance—in virtually every demographic segment of the electorate—has no recent precedent in Quebec
Legault walks to a news conference before Question Period on May 6, 2021 at the legislature in Quebec City (CP/Jacques Boissinot)

François Legault’s total dominance: 338Canada

Philippe J. Fournier: In our latest projection, the CAQ party has more safe seats than the threshold for a majority. Meanwhile, the PQ continues to disintegrate.
Legault walks to Question Period with members of his staff as the legislature resumes for its spring session on Feb. 2, 2021 in Quebec City (CP/Jacques Boissinot)

338Canada: Why the CAQ now dominates Quebec

Philippe J. Fournier: While the Liberals and Conservatives are all over the map, Legault’s coalition has found the optimal recipe for current Quebec politics
Legault arrives for question period on Tuesday at the Quebec National Assembly (Jacques Boissinot/CP)

338Canada: Even Quebec’s heavy pandemic measures haven’t dented Legault’s lead

Philippe J. Fournier: The latest projections suggest the CAQ would easily surpass its already commanding majority if an election were held
Legault at a news conference last week in Montreal (Paul Chiasson/CP)

François Legault holds a jaw-dropping lead as Quebec’s lockdown lifts

Philippe J. Fournier: The CAQ is in landslide territory despite the province’s severe outbreak—and Quebecers are feeling as good as ever about being Canadian
Quebec Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade questions the government during question period on Jun. 9, 2020 at the legislature in Quebec City. (Jacques Boissinot/CP)

Dominique Anglade’s under-the-radar accession

The next premier of Quebec may well be a Black woman and she deserves to be known by all Canadians

The dominant power in Quebec: the CAQ

Philippe J. Fournier: One year in, the party maintains a commanding lead, and this week could record an historic by-election win

The Bloc Québécois, on the coattails of the CAQ

Philippe J. Fournier: A 338Canada analysis shows it was the Bloc—not the Conservatives—that did best where the CAQ had dominated last year