Separatists, Marois hanging by a thread on election day

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Brian Daly, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:56 PM ET

Quebecers go to the polls on Monday, possibly prepared to give provincial Liberals another chance at power amid voter fatigue over the Parti Quebecois' separation project.

Premier Pauline Marois will likely face calls for her resignation unless she can pull out a victory for separatists who, polls suggest, might not be able to save the minority government they ran for just 18 months.

The PQ had hoped its state secularism charter, popular among French voters, would push them towards a majority and possibly lay the groundwork for a third referendum on sovereignty.

But Marois' campaign seemed to halt in its tracks following her decision early in the campaign to bring on media mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau as a candidate.

The former chairman and CEO of Quebecor, owner of QMI Agency and Sun Media, immediately declared his hope to see a sovereign Quebec.

 


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