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Island of Montreal to be a tough battleground for Conservatives in next federal election, says pollster

Conservatives say they can win the Island as they have before, but Grits say a resurgence of federalism in Quebec means the federalist vote is split.

The "stars are aligning" for the Tories in Quebec, but the Island of Montreal is emerging as a key battleground for the Conservatives and the Bloc Québécois, with each party hoping to win seats from a weakening Liberal stronghold, says Christian Bourque, a pollster at Léger Marketing in Montreal.

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Island of Montreal to be a tough battleground for Conservatives in next federal election, says pollster

Conservatives say they can win the Island as they have before, but Grits say a resurgence of federalism in Quebec means the federalist vote is split.

The "stars are aligning" for the Tories in Quebec, but the Island of Montreal is emerging as a key battleground for the Conservatives and the Bloc Québécois, with each party hoping to win seats from a weakening Liberal stronghold, says Christian Bourque, a pollster at Léger Marketing in Montreal.

  

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