Charest Makes Play For Quebec -- The Montreal Gazette
Premier Jean Charest has called a provincial election for Dec. 8, seeing an opportunity to capitalize on the weak hand of Mario Dumont's Action démocratique du Québec.
Charest's goal is to transform his Liberal minority government into a majority, guaranteeing "four years of peace," as one of his ministers put it.
The party's theme is that in the midst of global financial turbulence, only with a majority can the Charest team defend Quebec's interests and keep its economy on track.
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Charest takes a gamble on December election -- Toronto Star
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