Quebec Election Results Mark A Political Shift For The Province

Oct 9, 2018

On October 1, the province of Quebec held the general election for its legislative body - the National Assembly of Quebec. The results were historic - a seven-year-old center-right party that campaigned on limits to immigration won the most seats. That makes it the first time since the 1960s that power hasn't been held by either the Liberals or the Parti Quebecois.

There are big implications for the larger Canadian political landscape as well. Jeffrey Ayres joined Vermont Edition to talk about the results and what they mean. He's a professor of political science at Saint Michael's College and an expert on Canadian politics.

Broadcast on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.