Anyone who has ever covered Quebec politics knows that its byzantine loyalties, grudges, affiliations and hidden agendas can take years to decode. Luckily, veteran journalist and author of several books on Quebec politics Graham Fraser, having recently retired as federal official languages commissioner, is free to provide his insight and expertise.
Quebec Premier Phillipe Couillard, pictured on Oct. 3, 2017, arriving at the First Ministers' meeting in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Every election tells a story. And every political party strives to control the narrative of that story. The Quebec election, scheduled for Oct. 1, is no exception.
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