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Liberals surge to majority win as votes counted in fractious Quebec election

MONTREAL - To former neurosurgeon Philippe Couillard, making sovereignty the ballot-box question in the Quebec election campaign was a no-brainer.

Couillard says he's a Quebecer first, but unabashedly Canadian as well

MONTREAL - Jean Charest was once dubbed Captain Canada for his impassioned speeches to federalist forces in the 1995 referendum campaign.

Legault vows to fight on with third-place party in Quebec election

MONTREAL - Francois Legault, the leader of the Coalition party, had wanted to promote a third way in Quebec politics that differed from those of the provincial Liberals and Parti Quebecois.

Toughness and unflappability mark Marois's lengthy career in Quebec politics

MONTREAL - She grew from humble roots to become Quebec's first woman premier. But for Pauline Marois, holding on to that job proved too great a challenge.

Parti Quebecois suffers resounding loss in Quebec election

MONTREAL - Just 18 months after coming to power, Pauline Marois and the Parti Quebecois have been knocked out of office.

Coalition Leader Francois Legault says he'll stick around for four more years

REPENTIGNY, Que. - Coalition Leader Francois Legault promised on Monday to stick around for four more years after his party won 22 seats in Quebec's election.

Quebec business community breathes sigh of relief at Liberal majority win

MONTREAL - Members of Quebec's business community breathed a collective sigh of relief Monday, hopeful that a majority Liberal government will herald an era of stability marked by new investments, jobs and real estate activity in the province.

Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois loses her own riding in Quebec election

BEAUPRE, Que. - Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois has lost her riding of Charlevoix-Cote-de-Beaupre.

Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas charged with drunk driving

TORONTO - Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Pauline Marois to quit as Parti Quebecois leader after crushing election defeat

MONTREAL - Pauline Marois is stepping down as Parti Quebecois leader after a crushing election defeat on Monday.

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