'People [have] come back to the Bloc … they support us with volunteers, they support us with their money, so everything is on track,' says Bloc MP Rhéal Fortin.
All 10 incumbent Bloc Québécois MPs will be running for re-election in 2019, and the party has 38 candidates nominated to date. A number of Bloc MPs pictured on September 2018 speaking on the Hill, from left to right: Marilène Gill, then-interim leader Mario Beaulieu, Louis Plamondon, Simon Marcil, Xavier Barsalou-Duval, and Monique Pauzé. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The federal battleground in Quebec is shifting, with a renewed Bloc Québécois shaping up to be real competition, and a factor other parties can’t afford to overlook, say experts.
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But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.
'It is a weird irony that integration is being isolated this way,' says Anita Singh, while others say there’s an opportunity for the diversity, inclusion, and youth file to play a larger role in government.