PQ premier Marois could call election on Wednesday

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois. (JEAN-FRANCOIS DESGAGNES/QMI Agency)

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois. (JEAN-FRANCOIS DESGAGNES/QMI Agency)

Charles Lecavalier and Genevieve Lajoie, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:21 PM ET

QUEBEC CITY — All signs point to Quebec Premier Pauline Marois calling an election Wednesday for an April 7 vote, sources tell QMI Agency.

Marois's 18-month-old government is nine seats short of a majority government, holding 54 of 125 legislature seats.

A PQ volunteer told QMI that he has been asked to put up election posters on Tuesday evening. PQ campaign officials began to set up their election headquarters Monday in downtown Montreal.

Marois's government has been hanging by a string since last month, when both main opposition parties said they would not support the budget.

Marois has also been unable to implement key legislation including a toughened language law, a euthanasia bill and her party's controversial secularism charter.

The state secularism bill has proven popular, however, among French-speaking voters that make up 80% of Quebec's population.


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