Péladeau the best foe federalists could know

Although many observers doubted that PKP—who had turned out to be anything but a natural politician-would go the distance to the next Quebec campaign, Monday's announcement was a surprise. From his party's perspective it has two significant merits.

Pierre Karl Péladeau, pictured Dec. 7, 2014. Mr. Péladeau is leaving two full years before the election, leaving more than enough time for the PQ to regroup under a successor. And then, as opposed to some of his predecessors, he is not quitting on the heels of the kind of divisive leadership crisis that has long been in the DNA of his party. Photograph courtesy Samounet

By CHANTAL HÉBERT

PUBLISHED : Monday, May 9, 2016 12:00 AM

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