Quebec Votes 2018: Election night special

Quebec Votes 2018: Election night special


JACQUES-CARTIER. IF THE NAME SOUNDS FAMILY, GREGORY KELLY, THE SON OF JEFFREY KELLY, THE OUTGOING MNA. HE IS PREDICTED TO BE THE WINNER ON THIS RIDING. WE’RE ALSO LOOKING AT RICHMOND. BACHAND. HE IS IN THE LEAD. DANIELLE McCANN, POTENTIALLY AT HEALTH MINISTER. AND VIMONT. REAVES IN LEAD. HOLDING OFF. BENJAMIN IS IN THE LEAD SO FAR. GAS PARRED IN THE SECOND PLACE. AND THIS IS FLIPPED BETWEEN THE PARTI QUEBECOIS AND THE LIBERALS. SO FAR, THE LIBERALS IN THE LEAD, POULIN, 162 VOTES, STILL VERY EARLY IN THE PROCESS. HE’S HAD THE RIDING SINCE 2007 AND WAS THE INTERIM LEADER. HE IS IN THE LEAD SO FAR, 4 OF 153 POLLS REPORTING. I SUSPECT YOU’LL BE BACK. THEY’RE COMING IN EARLY. I WON’T GO ANYWHERE.>>Debra: DON’T, PLEASE. WE ALL HIM SEAN THE GOOGLE HENRY, BECAUSE IT’S UP THERE IN HIS BRAIN. WE NEED YOU TONIGHT. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS BOARD. CAQ UP TO 27. THE LIBERALS NOW INTO DOUBLE DIGITS, BUT THEY’RE OUT OF THE GATES, THE CAQ, VERY, VERY QUICKLY. AGAIN IT’S VERY EARLY AND WE CAN’T EMPHASIZE THAT ENOUGH. BUT THEY’RE ALREADY AT 39%. POPULAR VOTE AND UP TO 27 ON THE LEADER BOARD. SO VERY GOOD NIGHT. VERY GOOD START TO THE NIGHT FOR THE CAQ. SO WHERE ARE THEY MAKING GAINS.>>Nancy: LAVAL, THE ISLAND NORTH OF MONTREAL IS A LIBERAL STRONGHOLD. THE CAQ IS HOPING FOR ONE SEAT. LOOK AT IT, IT’S TURNING LIGHT BLUE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE RIDING OF SAINTE ROSE. IT’S NOT ONE POLL. IT’S 12 POLLS REPORTING. AND SKEEFE HAS THE LEAD. LIBERAL STRONG HOLD, NEAR MONTREAL, WHICH IS WHERE THE LIBERALS HAVE THE STRENGTH, SLIPPING OVER THE CAQ.>>Debra: VOTE CHANGE?>>IT’S DRAMATIC AT THIS STAGE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS. WE HAVE THE CAQ, THEY’RE UP 17 POINTS TO 39.6%. AGAIN, WE ARE EARLY. IT WOULD BE REMARKABLE IF THEY HOLD THAT NUMBER. NO POLL SHOWING THEM AT THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN CLOSE TO THAT. YOU CAN SEE THEM DOWN, 30%. IF THAT NUMBER HOLDS, THAT’S THE WORST PERFORMANCE IN THE HISTORY OF THE PARTY. AND QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE UP THREE POINTS, BUT ONLY AT 10.7%. I THINK THAT’S A LITTLE LESS THAN WHAT THEIR HOPES ARE, BUT STILL A LOT OF BALLOTS TO BE COUNTED.>>ONE SEAT FOR QF, SO A SLOW START FOR THEM. THE RESULTS STILL COMING IN QUICKLY.>>THEY ARE. MORE BOARDS. THE RIDING OF BORDUSA, BARRETTE IN THE LEAD. HE WON THE RIDING BY 99, HOPING FOR A BETTER SCORE THIS TIME. SO FAR, HE IS IN THE LEAD. ALSO RESULTS FROM RIMOUSKI, LEBEL, HOPING TO HOLD ONTO THE SEAT. THE INCUMBENT IN THE LEAD. WE’RE ALSO LOOKING AT THE RIDING OF LES PLAINES, THIS IS IN THE LAURENTIANS. AND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT, SHE IS RUNNING FOR THE CAQ AND HOPING TO TAKE THAT SEAT FOR THE CAQ. SO FAR, SHE IS IN THE LEAD WITH THOSE EARLY POLLS REPORTING. PROBABLY ADVANCED POLLS, DEBRA.>>Debra: THANKS A LOT. WE HAVE REPORTERS ACROSS THE PROVINCE, AT THE FOUR MAIN PARTY HEADQUARTERS. CATHY SENAY IS IN QUÉBEC CITY WITH THE CAQ AND WITH CHIEF OF STAFF OF FRANCOIS LEGAULT AND THE CAQ. SO THINGS ARE LOOKING PRETTY GOOD OUT OF THE GATES?>>Reporter: EXACTLY. IT’S A GOOD START AND WE CAN SEE SMILES. PEOPLE ARE ARRIVING. HOW DO YOU SEE THE BEGINNING OF THIS?>>IT’S A GOOD START, BUT WE CAN TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED. IT’S ONLY A FEW POLLS, SO WE HAVE TO TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED. TO WIN IN QUÉBEC AGAINST A LIBERAL MACHINE, IT’S A BIG TASK.>>Reporter: OH, YEAH, BECAUSE THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CAQ, YOU’RE IN EXISTENCE SEVEN YEARS, SO IT’S A BIG TASK AHEAD.>>IT’S A BIG TASK. THE LIBERAL MACHINE IS POWERFUL MACHINE, IN POWER FOR 15 YEARS. WE’RE TAKING NOTHING FOR GRANTED, BUT WE FEEL TONIGHT THERE IS A FEEL FOR CHANGE.>>Reporter: CAN I ASK YOU, I’VE BEEN WITH YOU THE CAMPAIGN BUS, THE CAQ FOR THE WHOLE WEEK, AND THE MOOD WAS GOOD, AND THEN TODAY, MR. LEGAULT WAS QUITE ANXIOUS?>>I MEAN, AFTER 39 DAYS AND YOU’RE POWERLESS ON THE LAST DAY. YOU CAN’T DO ANYTHING. YOU’RE JUST WAITING FOR RESULTS. SO THAT MAKES HIM ANXIOUS. MR. LEGAULT IS A GUY OF ACTION, SO TODAY HE HAD TO WAIT. HE HAD TO WAIT FOR RESULTS AND IT MAKES YOU ANXIOUS.>>Reporter: ALL THE BEST TONIGHT.>>Debra: THANK YOU, CATHY. THE CAQ OUT OF THE GATES QUICKLY TONIGHT, RIGHT NOW SHOWING 33 ON THE LEADER BOARD, DOING NICELY, BUT WHILE WE’RE LEANING TOWARD A CAQ GOVERNMENT AT THIS POINT, BECAUSE THEY ARE SO FAR OUT AHEAD, CAN THEY GET TO THE MAGIC 63 NUMBER?>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT HOW MUCH OF A CHALLENGE IT WILL BE. THERE ARE STILL LESS SEATS TO REPORT. THEY’RE LEADING IN 34. IF WE ADD TO THAT, THE SEATS THEY WON OR HELD THE LAST TIME QUÉBECERS VOTED, THEY STILL HAVE A BIG GAP. THEY STILL HAVE 19. THERE ARE STILL ABOUT 29 SEATS SHORT OF THE MAGIC NUMBER, BUT THERE ARE 70 TO COME. THEY ONLY NEED TO WIN 29 OF THOSE. IT DOES LOOK LIKE THEY’RE OFF TO THE RACES. STILL A LONG WAY IT GO. MORE THAN HALF THE SEATS STILL TO REPORT.>>Debra: THANK YOU, ERIC. NANCY, YOU ARE LOOKING AT AREAS OF THE PROVINCE THAT ARE SHOWING A FAIR BIT OF LIGHT BLUE RIGHT NOW.>>Nancy: YES, THERE IS QUITE A BIT OF LIGHT BLUE AND WHERE THE CAQ MESSAGE WAS EXPECTED TO RESONATE WAS IN THE SUBURBS OF MONTREAL. LANAUDIÈRE IS NEAR MONTREAL. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE RIDING OF BERTHIER. IT’S A CLOSE RACE, BUT THE CAQ SEEMS TO BE PULLING AHEAD. IT’S A P.Q. RIDING, HAS BEEN FOR SOME TIME ANT CAQ IS MAKING INROADS THERE. EXACTLY WHAT THE POLLSTERS EXPECTED.>>Debra: WE’RE GOING BACK OVER TO SEAN.>>WE’RE GOING LOOK AT THE RIDING OF DUBUC, LIBERAL WIN LAST TIME, BUT THE CAQ LEADING RIGHT NOW. 21 OUT OF 137 POLLS. WE’RE LOOKING AT THE RIDING OF JONQUIERE. SO FAR SO GOOD, IN THE LEAD WITH 425 VOTES. LEVY. HE IS IN THE LEAD. MONT-ROYAL OUTREMONT, THIS IS A RIDING THAT MERGED. ARCAND, THE INCUMBENT HOLDING OFF THE OTHER CONTENDERS, IN THE LEAD WITH 887 VOTES. BUT STILL AREA. ABITIBI, THE DEAN OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY NOT RUNNING AGAIN. A HOLD SO FAR OR LEAD FOR THE PARTI QUEBECOIS BY ABOUT 17 VOTES. STILL VERY EARLY. ONLY 2 OF 139 POLLS REPORTING. ACADIE. CHRISTINE ST-PIERRE IN THE LEAD SO FAR. THIS IS A LIBERAL STRONG HOLD. ARGENTEUIL, IN THE LEAD SO FAR, GRONDIN. STILL EARLY. AND CHAPLEAU, A LIBERAL STRONG HOLD, STILL VERY EARLY. 18 OF 179 POLLS REPORTING. IT COULD GO TO THE CAQ. WE’LL HAVE TO SEE.>>Debra: YES, INDEED THE CAQ IS HAVING A VERY GOOD EVENING AT 40 NOW ON THE LEADER BOARD. SO EDGING TOWARDS A CAQ GOVERNMENT AT THIS POINT. WE CAN’T SAY AT THIS POINT WHETHER THEY HAVE ENOUGH SEATS FOR WILL HAVE ENOUGH SEATS TO GET A MAJORITY TONIGHT. BUT ÉRIC GRENIER, YOU’VE GOT A PRETTY GOOD SENSE OF WHERE WE’RE HEADED.>>IT DOES LOOK GOOD FOR THE CAQ THIS STAGE. LET’S LOOK AT THE POPULAR VOTE. YOU CAN SEE THE CAQ IS ABOVE THE HISTORICAL THRESHOLD FOR A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. THEY’RE AT 39.3%. THE LIBERALS ARE AT 28%, THEY’VE DROPPED SINCE THE LAST TIME WE WATCHED. THAT’S NOT A GOOD SHOWING. THE WORST PERFORMANCE IN 2012 WHEN THEY TOOK 31% OF THE VOTE. PARTI QUEBECOIS, 17.6%, THAT MIGHT PUT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY STATUS IN DOUBT. THEY NEED TO REACH 12 SEATS. AND 11.5% FOR QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE. BETTER THAN WHAT THEY HAD LAST TIME, BUT BELOW WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE SEAT CHANGE. IT HAS BEEN DRAMATIC. IT’S A LOT OF GAINS FOR THE CAQ. UP 26 SEATS. THE LIBERALS DOWN 18. THE PARTI QUEBECOIS IS DOWN 11. QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE UP 2. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE NA, THE NATIONAL ADVANCEMENT PARTY. I SAW ONE POLL REPORTING IN MONTMORENCY, I DON’T THINK THAT WILL HOLD THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT, BUT THE CAQ IS HAVING A GOOD START.>>Debra: UP TO 42 SEATS NOW, PROJECTED, LEADING OR ELECTED. LIBERALS WAY BACK AT 17. WHERE ARE THEY PICKING UP THE SEATS TONIGHT? NANCY WOOD, GOING INTO THIS, THEY WANTED TO MAKE GAINS IN QUÉBEC CITY. THEY CANVASSED THAT AREA. LEGAULT BEGAN THE ELECTION IN QUÉBEC CITY. AND TONIGHT ARE THEY MAKING GAINS?>>Nancy: THEY ARE. THINK BACK JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO, WE HAD A BYELECTION AND THE CAQ DEFEATED THE LIBERAL IN THEIR SEAT. THE QUÉBEC CITY IS A GOOD PLACE FOR THE CAQ MESSAGE. SMALL SEAT CONSERVATIVE, IT’S A PLACE WHERE THE FEDERAL CONSERVATIVES HAVE MADE BREAK THANK YOUS IN THE PAST. IT’S ONE OF THE MORE CONSERVATIVE AREAS OF THE PROVINCE. IF WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE RIDING OF CHARLESBOURG, THAT IS A LIBERAL CABINET MINISTER, ENKIM. BUT LOOK THE CAQ IS AHEAD. IT’S NOT THE ONLY RIDING IN THE AREA WHERE THE CAQ IS PULLING AHEAD. THERE ARE AT LEAST THREE QUÉBEC CITY RIDINGS WHERE THEY’RE LOOKING STRONG RIGHT NOW. THAT’S A BIG GAIN FOR THEM.>>Debra: THANK YOU. AND THE CBC DECISION DESK IS READY TO MAKE A CALL. CBC IS PROJECTING A CAQ GOVERNMENT. QUÉBECERS HAD A THIRST FOR CHANGE AND FOR THE FIRST FINAL IN 52 YEARS, A PARTY OTHER THAN THE LIBERALS OR THE P.Q. WILL FORM A GOVERNMENT IN QUÉBEC. THE LAST WAS UNION NATIONAL. THAT IS A LIVE SHOT OF THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE CAQ AND I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THEY HAVE NOT HEARD OUR CALL JUST YET, BECAUSE I WOULD EXPECT THE CROWD TO BE CHEERING AND JOYOUS. BUT WE HAVE MADE THE PROJECTION. IT COULD BE, IT WILL BE A CAQ GOVERNMENT. THE CBC IS PROJECTING THAT TONIGHT. LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS AS THIS IS QUITE A VALIDATION FOR FRANCOIS LEGAULT. AT THIS POINT, THOUGH, WE DON’T KNOW WHETHER IT WILL BE A MAJORITY OR A MINORITY, BUT IT IS SOMETHING.>>Nancy: IT’S HUGE. THIS IS A MAN WHO QUÉBECERS HAVE TO CHOOSE. WHY CAN’T WE JUST MAKE AN ELECTION ABOUT POLICIES, ABOUT TRANSPORTATION, ABOUT THE ECONOMY? WHY DOES IT ALWAYS HAVE TO COME DOWN TO THE DUALITY. I’M GOING TO START A NEW PARTY. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A PARTY OFF THE GROUND? THIS IS THEIR THIRD ELECTION AND HE’S BREAKING THROUGH IN THREE ELECTIONS TO BECOME THE GOVERNING PARTY. IT’S PRETTY AMAZING.>>Debra: NANCY, I HAVE TO CUT IN, WE’RE JUST HEARING NOW THAT FRANCOIS LEGAULT HAS BEEN ELECTED. SO ALL THE CARDS LINING UP FOR THE CAQ. FRANCOIS LEGAULT HAS BEEN ELECTED. SO BOTH A CAQ GOVERNMENT, WON HIS SEAT, NOW JUST WAITING FOR THE BIG PRIZE, A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. THE CAQ SITTING AT 45.>>YOU CAN SEE WHEN IT BREAK IT DOWN, WHY THEY’RE IN THE POSITION TO FORM A GOVERNMENT. YOU CAN SEE THEY’RE DOING WELL ON NORTH OF MONTREAL, THE LAURENTIANS, LANAUDIÈRE AND LAVAL. THEY HAD BREAKTHROUGHS THERE. THEY’RE UP 19 POINTS SOUTH OF MONTREAL. QUÉBEC CITY AT 43%, UP 8 POINTS. AND THEN CENTRAL QUÉBEC, YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY’RE UP TO 51%. SO YOU PUT THOSE REGIONS TOGETHER, THAT GIVES THE CAQ REALLY SOLID BASE PERFORMING GOVERNMENT. 38.4%, THAT IS JUST ABOVE THE MINIMUM HISTORICAL REQUIREMENT TO FORM A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. THE CAQ IS IN A STRONG POSITION AND IT’S BECAUSE OF THE REGIONS OF QUÉBEC AND THE MONTREAL SUBURBS ARE DELIVERING THAT MONTREAL TO FRANCOIS LEGAULT.>>Debra: LET’S SEE THE RIDINGS.>>WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT LAVIOLETTE ST. MAURICE. TARDIF HOLDING OFF PIERRE GIGUERE. HE IS IN SECOND PLACE. BERTRAND, LEADING IN THE RIDING, STILL EARLY, BUT SHE OUT IN FRONT. FABRE. THIS IS A LIBERAL STRONGHOLD. DUDAS IN THE LEAD. ALSO THE RIDING OF SANGNET. DANIELLE McCANN IS POTENTIALLY TAPPED TO BE HEALTH MINISTER IN A CAQ GOVERNMENT IF SHE IS ELECTED. SO FAR, SHE IS LEADING IN THE RIDING IN — WE’RE BACK TO THE CAQ.>>Reporter: PEOPLE ARE — [CHEERING] GOING TO BE A BIG NIGHT HERE FOR SURE. WE ARE READY FOR A BIG NIGHT. LOOK AT IT. IT’S JUST STARTING. THE VIBE IS SO GOOD. THEY GOT IT. THEY GOT IT, DEBRA. THEY WORKED REALLY, REALLY HARD. THEY WERE THE TURNING POINT LAST FALL IN THE BYELECTION. IT WAS THE LIBERAL STRONGHOLD AND STARTING AT THAT MOMENT, THE CAQ STARTED TO REALLY — IT WAS FIRST IN THE OPENING POLLS AND THEN IT BECAME POSSIBLE. I MUST TELL YOU THAT TODAY, I JUST HAD THE FEELING TODAY THEY WERE NERVOUS, BUT FINALLY THEY GOT THE VOTES. THE VOTE GOT OUT. AS OF NOW. WE’LL SEE IF THEY FORM MAJORITY, BUT THE ENERGY IS QUITE HIGH. AND IT’S GOING TO GET HIGHER OVER THE EVENING. WE’RE STILL WAITING FOR CANDIDATES TO ARRIVE. SO WE’LL HAVE MORE TO COME. BUT CAN I TELL YOU, ANECDOTE FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK. THEY DECIDED TO GO TO REMOTE REGIONS BECAUSE THEY KNEW THAT QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE, THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO GO BACK IN THOSE RIDINGS. SO THEY WENT TO THOSE. WE’LL SEE IF THAT WORKED TONIGHT. LET’S WAIT FOR THE OTHER RESULTS AND IF THE CAQ IS BECOMING THE NEXT GOVERNMENT, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT A NEW TEAM IS FORMING A NEW GOVERNMENT SINCE 1976 WITH THE P.Q. IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME.>>Debra: QUITE A REMARKABLE NIGHT FOR THEM. WE ARE WAITING TO FIND OUT IF IT WILL BE A MAJORITY OR MINORITY GOVERNMENT. RIGHT NOW ON THE LEADER BOARD, THE CAQ SITTING AT 50 LEADING OVER ELECTED SEATS NOW. WELL ABOVE THE LIBERALS AT 23. I WANT TO BRING IN NANCY WOOD WHO IS LOOKING AT THE REGIONS, BUT ALSO THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL. WE KNEW THIS ELECTION WAS NOT GOING TO PLAY OUT WELL FOR THE CAQ ON THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL, BUT PERHAPS A GLIMMER OF HOPE FOR THEM.>>Nancy: BECAUSE THE MESSAGE WENT OVER SO WELL IN THE REGIONS OF QUÉBEC, THERE WAS A LOT OF CONCERN ON THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL IT WOULD BE ALL EITHER LIBERAL OR QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE. HOW DO YOU FORM A CABINET, HOW DO YOU NOT HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE BIGGEST CITY IN THE PROVINCE? SO THERE IS GOOD NEWS FOR THE CAQ BECAUSE THEY DO SEEM TO BE LEADING. LET’S TAKE A LOOK. IT’S ONLY 15 OUT OF 142 POLLS REPORTING. IT WAS AN EXTREMELY HIGH-PROFILE, JEANMAR TIN WAS THE FOUNDER OF ANOTHER PARTY, SO HE CAME BACK INTO THE P.Q. FOLD, RUNNING THERE. CHANTAL ROULEAU, A POPULAR LOCAL MAYOR. SHE HAS THE LEAD RIGHT NOW. NOT ELECTED, BUT THE CAQ HAS GOT TO BE HOPING SHE HOLDS AND THEY CAN HAVE A CABINET MINISTER FOR MONTREAL.>>Debra: LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT OTHER RIDINGS.>>MAURICE-RICHARD, IN THE LEAD SO FAR. A SMALL LEAD. 10 OUT OF 157 POLLS REPORTING. ST-PIERRE, OUTGOING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MINISTER IN THE LEAD, FENDING OFF CHIASSON FROM THE CAQ. WE’RE ALSO LOOKING AT THE RIDING OF GOUIN. NADEAU-DUBOIS IN THE LEAD RIGHT NOW. HE’S THE ONLY QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE TO WIN A SEAT ON THE FIRST TRY. SPEAKING OF TRY, LEDUC FROM QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE, THIS IS HIS THIRD TRY RUNNING IN THE RIDING. HE ALWAYS NARROWS THE LEAD BETWEEN HIM AND POIRIER. SO FAR, HE IS IN FIRST PLAYERS. POIRIER, THE INCUMBENT IS IN SECOND.>>Debra: WE WERE TALKING EARLIER ABOUT NONAFFILIATED CANDIDATES AND WE HAVE ONE NOW FOR YOU HERE. SIMARD OF MONTMORENCY IS LEADING RIGHT NOW. NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY PARTY, HE’S LEADING. ERIC, MORE RESULTS FOR US.>>THAT WAS A BIT OF A MYSTERY.>>Debra: IT WAS, I DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE MAN.>>WE’LL SEE IF THAT RIDING IS STILL GRAY. BUT LET’S TALK ABOUT THE CLOSEST RIDINGS AND WHETHER IT’S DIFFICULT TO SAY IF IT IS CAQ MAJORITY OR MINORITY. YOU CAN SEE RIDINGS WITH NARROW MARGINS. 9 IN . IF THEY FLIP OVER, AND AGAIN IT WOULD NOT TAKE MUCH FOR THAT TO HAPPEN, THE PATH TO 63 SEATS GETS EASIER FOR THE CAQ LEADER.>>Debra: THE CAQ SITTING AT 51. SEAN, YOU HAVE RESULTS FOR THE TOWNSHIPS. ANOTHER AREA THEY WERE HOPING TO MAKE INROADS?>>YES, AND BELANGER LEADING IN THE RIDING OF ORFORD. THAT’S BEEN LIBERAL SINCE 1973. THERE IS NO INCUMBENT. HE IS BEATING SO FAR THE CANDIDATE, MA DORE. THE RIDING OF ST. FRANCOIS. THAT HAS GONE BACK AND FORTH. SO FAR THE LIBERALS IN THE LEAD WITH 159 VOTES FENDING OFF THE CAQ CANDIDATE HEBERT. WE’RE LOOKING AT SHERBROOKE. THAT HAS GONE BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE PARTI QUEBECOIS AND LIBERALS. FORTIN HANGING ON. AND THEN ONE MORE, HE WAS A FORMER ADQ, NOW WITH THE CAQ AND HE USUALLY WINS A SEAT OR IN PAST ELECTION, HE’S WON A SEAT BY WELL OVER 10,000 VOTES. WE’LL SEE HOW THAT HAPPENS TONIGHT, BUT SO FAR HE IS IN THE LEAD.>>Debra: THANK YOU, SEAN. WANT TO TAKE YOU OUT TO QUÉBEC CITY — RATHER ST. LUCIAEN WHERE BY CONTRAST, COMPARED TO WHAT WE JUST HEARD AT THE CAQ HEADQUARTERS, A QUIET ROOM BEHIND YOU THERE, SARAH LEAVITT.>>YEAH, DEBRA, IT’S DECIDEDLY SOMBER HERE. THERE IS ABOUT 30-40 PEOPLE HERE WATCHING AS THE RESULTS COME IN. VERY QUIET. YOU HEARD FROM CATHY THE EXCITEMENT IN THE ROOM OF THE CAQ HEADQUARTERS IN QUÉBEC CITY. VERY, VERY DIFFERENT HERE. I THINK THAT PHILIPPE COUILLARD WAS REALLY RUNNING ON HIS TRACK RECORD ON THE SUCCESS OF THE QUÉBEC ECONOMY. DIDN’T SEEM TO RESONATE WITH THE VOTERS, BUT PEOPLE HERE ARE ALSO HOPING TO SEE RESULTS COME IN FOR ROBBER VALUE WHICH IS COUILLARD’S RIDING. OFTEN CAMERAS MAKE ITS WAY INTO THE ROOMS AND WE’RE HEARING THAT PHILIPPE COUILLARD DIDN’T ALLOW CAMERAS IN, NO PHOTO-OPS WITH PHILIPPE COUILLARD TONIGHT. THAT MAY BE TELLING OF WHAT PERHAPS HE WAS EXPECTING TONIGHT. I WANT TO HEAD OVER TO NANCY WITH MORE RESULTS IN THE REGION.>>Nancy: MAYBE TAKING A LOOK AT WHY THE CAQ IS HAVING TROUBLE HITTING THE MAJORITY. IF YOU LOOK AT THIS AREA OF THE PROVINCE, THE LOWER ST. LAWRENCE, THE GASPÉ, YOU THOUGHT THEY WOULD MAKE INROADS THERE. THIS RIDING WAS A PRECURSOR FOR THE CAQ. IT’S A RIDING THAT WOULD DEFINITELY HAVE BEEN OPEN TO THE CAQ KIND OF MESSAGE. NOW IT’S STILL EARLY GOING, ONLY 13 POLLS REPORTING, BUT THE WILL BE IS HOLDING ON AND IT’S NOT A LEAD OF ONE OR TWO VOTES. IF THE LIBERALS AND THE P.Q. CAN HOLD ONTO THOSE AREAS, THAT MAY STAND IN THE WAY OF THE CAQ FORMING A MAJORITY.>>Debra: I WANT TO GO BACK TO QUÉBEC CITY AND THE CAQ HEADQUARTERS WHERE WE FIND CATHY SENAY ALONG WITH THE CHEERING OF THE CROWD.>>Reporter: RIGHT. VERY EXCITED.>>WE DID IT. WE ARE GOING TO BE A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT AND I AM SO HONOURED, SO HAPPY. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING SO HARD FOR SO MUCH TIME. AND THIS IS FINALLY HAPPENING. THIS BIG CHANGE FOR ALL QUÉBECERS.>>Reporter: NOW YOU DID PROMISE THEM, YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A DELIVER.>>YES, OF COURSE, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK HARD. WE’VE BEEN WORKING HARD SO FAR TO CONVINCE QUÉBECERS. AND NOW THAT WE HAVE, WE’RE GOING TO WORK HARD TO DELIVER WHAT WE PROMISE. BUT QUÉBECERS WERE HUNGRY, GREEDY FOR CHANGE. A POSITIVE CHANGE. AND TONIGHT THEY HAVE IT AND SO WE’RE VERY HAPPY. AND WE PROMISE QUÉBECERS WE WILL WORK HARD FOR THEM TO BE AN HONEST GOVERNMENT, A GOVERNMENT THAT IS GOING TO BE KEG CONNECTED TO THEM. BACK TO YOU, DEBRA.>>Debra: IT IS STILL NOT AT THE POINT WHERE WE CAN SAY THIS WILL BE A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT OR A MINORITY GOVERNMENT. RIGHT NOW, THE CAQ SITS AT 56 IN LEADING OR ELECTED SEATS. THE LIBERALS WELL BEHIND AT 30, BUT THINGS ARE STILL CLOSE. SO WE CANNOT SAY AT THIS POINT WHETHER WE WILL HAVE A MAJORITY OR MINORITY GOVERNMENT, ERIC.>>NO AND WE’RE STILL WAITING TO HEAR FROM A LOAD OF RIDINGS. SOME ARE HELD OR EXPECTED TO WIN BY THE CAQ. IT MIGHT BE THAT THEY COULD GET 63 SEATS, BUT WE’RE STILL WAITING ON 26 RIDINGS TO REPORT. IT’S LOOKING GOOD FOR FRANCOIS LEGAULT. WHEN YOU SEE THE POPULAR NUMBER, STRONG RESULTS FOR THE CAQ. AGAIN, WE DID NOT SEE THAT IN THE POLLING. IT DID NOT SUGGEST THE CAQ WOULD BE WINNING BY A MARGIN THIS WIDE.>>Debra: WE ARE READY TO MAKE ANOTHER CALL. CBC IS PROJECTING IT WILL BE A CAQ MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. YOU KNOW, IT WAS BACK IN 2011 WHEN FRANCOIS LEGAULT FOUNDED THE CAQ, THAT HE SAID, THE KEY WORD FOR THE PARTY IS WE WANT CHANGE. HE’S WAITED IMPATIENTLY, IN FACT, NOT PATIENTLY, UNTIL TONIGHT. QUÉBECERS HAVE FINALLY GIVEN HIM THE NOD TO MAKE THAT CHANGE AND HE WILL BE GETTING A MAJORITY. CBC PROJECTING NOW A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT FOR THE CAQ. THIS IS A HISTORIC NIGHT FOR THE CAQ. LET’S JUST TAKE A SECOND AND BREATHE THIS IN. [CHEERING]>>Debra: THERE YOU HAVE IT, THE CAQ HAS JUST FLIPPED TO 63. CBC HAS ALREADY PROJECTED THAT THE CAQ WILL HAVE A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. THIS IS A HISTORIC NIGHT. ERIC AND NANCY, I WANT TO BRING YOU IN ON THIS. THIS IS EVERYTHING HE WAS HOPING FOR.>>Nancy: ABSOLUTELY. AND TO ME, IT REALLY SAYS THAT THE POLLS WERE TELLING US THAT QUÉBECERS WANTED CHANGE. 70-80% OF QUÉBECERS. AND WHEN I SEE THEM VOTING FOR A CAQ GOVERNMENT, THEY SAY THEY WANT A CHANGE, BUT NOTHING DRASTIC. THE CAQ IS LIKE THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT, IT FOCUSES ON THE ECONOMY. LEGAULT SAID THAT EDUCATION WAS PRIMORDIAL FOR HIM. THEY WERE CLOSE ENOUGH TO DO WHAT THE LIBERALS WERE AND THE LIBERALS SET THE STAGE FOR THE CAQ BY BUILDING SUCH A STRONG ECONOMY, HAVING A BALANCED BUDGET. IT ALLOWED PEOPLE TO SAY, WE’RE READY TO TAKE A CHANCE.>>THE KEEPER WAS THE FRANCOPHONE VOTE. WHEN YOU SEE THE NUMBER FOR THE PARTI QUEBECOIS IS JUST 7, THAT’S WHAT THE CAQ NEEDED, A WEAK PARTI QUEBECOIS. THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF CHANGE. LET’S LOOK AT HOW THE VOTE SHARE HAS CHANGED. THE CAQ IS UP 16 POINTS, UP TO 38.6% OF THE VOTE. THERE WAS SOME TALK THEY MIGHT WIN A MAJORITY WITH UNDER 33%. IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THAT’S GOING HAPPEN TONIGHT. THE LIBERALS ARE DOWN 14 POINTS TO UNDER 30%. THAT IS THE WORST SHOWING IN THE HISTORY OF THE PARTY. SAME THING FOR THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. DOWN TO JUST 18.7%. DOWN 7 POINTS FROM THE LAST ELECTION. QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE A GAIN OF 4 POINTS, SO ANOTHER ELECTION WHERE THEY’RE MAKING GAINS, BUT I THINK THEY WERE HOPING FOR A LITTLE MORE THAN THAT.>>Nancy: WITH THOSE FIGURES, RIGHT NOW THE PARTI QUEBECOIS WOULD NOT HAVE OFFICIAL PARTY STATUS. THEY’RE BELOW 20%, THAT IS ESSENTIALLY WIPED OFF THE ELECTION MAP.>>Debra: AND QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE, TOO, NOT HAVING PERHAPS THE NIGHT THEY WERE HOPING FOR. THEY WERE HOPING FOR SIX SEATS, RIGHT NOW SITTING AT 5. THAT COULD CHANGE, BUT THE PARTY THAT IS HAVING THE BEST NIGHT BY FAR IS THE CAQ. THE POLLS SHOWED AT THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN THAT IT WAS A VERY, VERY CLOSE RACE. AND FEW WERE REALLY SAYING THEY WERE COMFORTABLE WITH SAYING THIS WOULD DEFINITELY BE A MAJORITY. WHAT DO YOU THINK CHANGED IN THE FINAL DAYS OF THE CAMPAIGN? I INTERVIEWED FRANCOIS LEGAULT JUST DAYS AGO. AND HE SEEMED MORE RELAXED AND COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA WHEN HE WAS TALKING TO ME. HE HAD PUT IMMIGRATION ON THE BACK BURNER TO A CERTAIN AGREE, SAYING THAT EDUCATION COULD BE ONE OF HIS MAIN FOCUSES. YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHAT CHANGED IN THE MIND OF VOTERS THEY FELT LIKE, YES, IT’S TIME, WE COULD GIVE HIM THIS.>>Nancy: I WISH I KNEW WHAT TO TELL YOU. YOU’RE RIGHT, STARTING FROM THE SECOND FRENCH LANGUAGE DEBATE, SOMEONE MUST HAVE TALKED TO HIM, SAID, RELAX, IF YOU DON’T KNOW SOMETHING, SAY YOU’RE NOT AN EXPERT ON IT. PHILIPPE COUILLARD WENT AFTER HIM, SAYING YOU HAVE TO KNOW. IF YOU’RE THE PREMIER, YOU HAVE TO KNOW, YOU’RE SHOWING A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AND PROFESSIONALISM HERE. BUT MAYBE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT RESONATED WITH PEOPLE WHO SAID, I DON’T KNOW HOW IMMIGRATION WORKS EITHER. AND FRANCOIS LEGAULT IS A BUSINESSMAN. AND THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM HAVE SAID HE’S NOT A GREAT GUY FOR THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION. HE’S A GUY WHO WANTS TO GET THINGS DONE. HE WANTS TO RUN IT, NOT NECESSARILY LIKE DONALD TRUMP, LIKE A BUSINESS, BUT HE WANTS TO MOVE ON THINGS AN GET THINGS DONE. HE’S SURROUNDED HIMSELF WITH A TEAM OF CAPABLE BUSINESS PEOPLE AND BUREAUCRAT, MANAGER TYPE. SO HE HAS A TEAM AROUND HIM.>>Debra: HE’S EXTREMELY GOAL AREIENTED. I KNOW WHEN HE WAS 16, HE SKIPPED A GRADE, STUDIED HARD. WHEN HE BECAME THE FOUNDER OF AIR TRANSAT BEFORE THAT, HE HAD SAID HE WOULD BECOME A MILLIONAIRE BY THE TIME HE WAS 40. HE ACCOMPLISHED THAT. HE HAD PLANS TO BECOME THE PREMIER OF QUÉBEC AND TONIGHT IT APPEARS IT HAS HAPPENED. QUITE SOMETHING. WHY DON’T WE TAKE A LOOK AT RESULTS.>>MORE RESULTS. LOOKING AT THE RIDING OF HUNTINGTON, THIS IS A HOLD FOR THE LIBERAL PARTY. BOTH ARE RUNNING AGAINST HIM, BUT 19 OF 148 POLLS REPORTING. ANOTHER RIDING, TAILLON, P.Q. SINCE 1976. STAR CANDIDATE FOR THE CAQ CAR MANT, A DOCTOR, IN THE LEAD, DEFENDING OFF LAMAR. THERE IS IBERVILLE, SAMSON, HER VICTORY IN THE LAST ELECTION WAS FEWER THAN A THOUSAND VOTES. SHE’S PROJECTED TO WIN. I BELIEVE WE HAVE ONE MORE RIDING. RICHELEAU, A LEAD JUST OF 1900 VOTES. EMOND LEADING FOR THE CAQ.>>Debra: THE CAQ UP TO 71 SEATS LEADING OR ELECTED. LIBERALS STILL BACK AT 32. AGAIN, THE P.Q. NOT ABLE TO GET BEYOND 6. WE WERE HOPING FOR AT LEAST 12 TO MAINTAIN PARTY STATUS IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, BUT NOT LOOKING GREAT FOR THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. WE HAVE MORE REGIONS THAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT.>>Nancy: THE THIS IS A P.Q. STRONG HOLD. IT WAS HELD BY A FORMER BLOC M.P. AND P.Q. CABINET MINISTER, BERGERON. AND SO FAR, LOCAL MAYOR IS AHEAD. IT’S ONLY 11 POLLS, BUT IF THE TREND CONTINUES, THE CAQ HAS THAT. THE RIDING OF LA PRAIRIE, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE RESULTS SLOW TO COME IN. THIS IS A BIT OF A MYSTERY. ZERO POLLS REPORTING. BROME WHICH IS IN THE IT’S CAQ AS WELL. CHAREST, THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC TEAM, AN OLYMPIC ATHLETE, INTERESTED IN EDUCATION AND SPORT, PERHAPS A CABINET MINISTER FOR THE CAQ. BUT THE TOWNSHIPS ARE LOOKING BLUE. VERY CAQ.>>Debra: I WANT TO GO TO QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE TO SUDHA KRISHNAN. AMIR CA DEER. WHAT IS GOING THROUGH YOU’RE MIND?>>– YOU’RE MIND?>>IMSATISFIED WITH SEEING THE WAY THE CAMPAIGN IS FINISHING WITH THE FORCE. BUT I WOULD ADMIT THAT SEEING CAQ ABLE TO FORM A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT IS WORRISOME FOR ME, BECAUSE I DON’T THINK THEY’RE VERY READY FOR THAT. AND I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SEE THEM MORE IN THE MINORITY POSITION IN ORDER TO BE ABLE N A SHORT TIME, FOR THE PEOPLE TO JUDGE THEIR WORK AND DECIDE IF IT SHOULD GO FURTHER. ANYHOW, WE’LL WORK HARD TO BRING THE CLIMATE CHANGE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE PUBLIC DEBATE.>>JUST BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN, THE WRAP-UP OF THE CAMPAIGN, MANON MASSE SAID THEY WERE CONFIDENT THEY WOULD MAKE BREAKTHROUGH OUTSIDE OF THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL. WHAT IS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND RIGHT NOW?>>THIS IS INCREDIBLE — THAT WILL BE A TURNING POINT IN THE HISTORY OF QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE. WE NEEDED THAT VICTORY BECAUSE WE’RE DOING THAT WORK OUTSIDE OF MONTREAL FOR YEARS, BUT WE HAD TO DEMONSTRATE IT AND IT’S DONE NOW.>>Reporter: HEARING A CLOSE RACE IN ROSEMONT. A LOT OF TEARS HERE.>>I AM VERY PROUD OF MY PARTY. I CAN LEAD WITH PEACE OF MIND NOW, AND I THINK QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE WILL LITTLE BY LITTLE, ALSO APPEAL MORE TO OUR ENGLISH COMMUNITY, TO THOSE WHO IN THE PAST YEARS DIDN’T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR ABOUT US ENOUGH IN MY OPINION.>>Reporter: YOU WERE SAYING THAT YOU’RE THINKING YOU’RE BUILDING SOMETHING BIG.>>I DON’T HEAR YOU.>>Reporter: WE HAVE TO WRAP UP, THANK YOU SO MUCH. ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE. A BIG NIGHT FOR THEM TONIGHT.>>Debra: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SUDHA KRISHNAN IN QUÉBEC CITY WITH QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE. I WANT TO GO BACK OUT TO SEAN BECAUSE YOU HAVE MORE GAINS TONIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT, SPECIFICALLY FOR QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE. CATHERINE DORION IN THE RIDING OF TASCHEREAU. SHE WAS REALLY HOPING TO TAKE THIS FOR QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE. LOOKS LIKE SHE’S THE PROJECTED WINNER. LEDUC, THIS IS HIS THIRD TIME RUNNING IN THE RIDING, ALWAYS NARROWS THE GAP BETWEEN POIRIER. SHE IS IN SECOND RIGHT NOW. WE’RE LOOKING AT THE RIDING OF ROSEMONT. LOOK AT THIS, MARISSAL IN THE LEAD. JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE IN SECOND PLACE. THEY WANTED THIS RIDING. JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE ALSO KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO BE A TIGHT RACE. SO FAR, HE’S IN SECOND PLACE. SAINTE-MARIE-SAINT-JACQUES, LEADING BY 94. SHE NEEDS TO LEAD BY MORE THAN THAT. IN THE LAST ELECTION, SHE WON THIS RIDING BY 91 VOTES.>>Debra: VERY TRUE. I WANT TO BRING ERIC IN. YOU’RE GOING TO EXPLAIN WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE P.Q. IMPLOSION.>>IT’S A VERY BAD RESULT FOR THEM. IT’S NOT VERY GOOD FOR THE P.Q. THE ONLY REGION IN THE PROVINCE THEY’RE LEADING IS EASTERN QUÉBEC, SO THE GASPÉ AND THE SAGUENAY, THEY’RE AT 36%. THEY’VE MORE OF LESS HELD THE VOTE THERE, BUT SO FAR, NOT DELIVERING A SEAT. MOST OF THE SEATS ARE IN EASTERN QUÉBEC. YOU CAN SEE THEY’RE DOWN NINE POINTS NORTH OF MONTREAL. THAT WAS A KEY REGION FOR THEM. 11.5%, IN FOURTH PLACE BEHIND QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE.■■ WESTERN QUÉBEC, CENTRAL QUÉBEC, IN THE TEENS, IT’S NOT A GOOD NIGHT FOR THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. 18.4% WOULD BE THE WORST RESULT IN THEIR HISTORY. IF THEY HOLD 6, THAT WOULD TIE THEIR WORST RESULT.>>Debra: WE HAVE A SHOT OF JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE WATCHING THE RETURNS. I WANT TO BRING IN SIMON NAKONECHNY WHO IS WITH PARTI QUEBECOIS HEADQUARTERS TONIGHT AND, SIMON, A VERY QUIET ROOM THERE, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE? OH, WHERE THERE YOU GO.>>Reporter: THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF APPLAUSE, A SMATTERING OF APPLAUSE ANY TIME ONE OF THOSE P.Q. CANDIDATES IS EITHER ELECTED OR LEADING. AND THAT’S NOT HAPPENING VERY OFTEN HERE. REALLY, A CATASTROPHIC RESULT SO FAR FOR THE P.Q. REALLY FOR THESE SUPPORTERS, THEIR WORST NIGHTMARE IS COMING TRUE. I SPOKE TO MANY PEOPLE ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL WHO THOUGHT MAYBE AT THE WORST THEY WOULD SQUEAK OUT WITH A MINORITY WITH THEM HOLDING THE BALANCE OF POWER. THAT IS CLEARLY NOT HAPPENED HERE. AND I SPOKE TO THE PARTY PRESIDENT JUST A LITTLE WHILE AGO AND SHE SAID SHE’S PROUD OF THE CAMPAIGN THAT THEY RAN. IT WAS A CAMPAIGN OF IDEAS. OF COURSE, ONE OF THE IDEAS WAS NOT REALLY SOVEREIGNTY. THEY HAD A REFERENDUM OFF THE TABLE AND I ASKED HER, YOU KNOW, WAS THAT A MISTAKE? SHE SAID THEY HAD TO DO IT BECAUSE THEY WERE AFRAID THAT THE LIBERALS WOULD BE HITTING THEM OVER THE HEAD WITH IT FOR THE WHOLE CAMPAIGN. I MEAN, WE’LL HAVE TO LOOK AT THE TURNOUT NUMBERS, BUT IF YOU LOOK JUST IN THIS ROOM, IT’S A SPARSE ROOM AND THERE IS GOING TO BE QUESTIONS ASKED WHETHER THAT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION AND WHETHER IT ENDED UP DEMORALIZING THE BASE.>>Debra: THANK YOU, SIMON. YEAH, YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHETHER AFTER THIS, WHEN THEY HOLD THE POSTMORTEM, WHETHER STRATEGY WAS CORRECT WITH FRANCOIS LEGAULT GOING AFTER MANON MASSE AS HE DID IN THE LAST FRENCH DEBATE. BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS JUST MOMENTS AGO WE SAW QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE JUMP INTO THIRD PLACE AHEAD OF THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. NOW THEY’RE TIED 7 APIECE. BUT THAT IS THE SECOND STORY LINE OF THE EVENING. THESE TWO PARTIES IN A RACE FOR THIRD PLACE. AND AT TIMES YOU’LL SEE QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE JUMPING OUT AHEAD. THIS WAS THEIR WORST NIGHTMARE, THE PARTI QUEBECOIS.>>Nancy: YEAH. I WAS THINKING THAT JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE HAS TO BE RELIEVED HE’S LOSING IN HIS RIDING.>>Debra: EASY OUT?>>Nancy: IF YOU WIN YOUR RIDING, YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE RESIGN ANYWAY. THE PARTI QUEBECOIS DOES HAVE A DEPUTY LEADER WHO APPEARS TO BE LEADING IN HER RIDING. SO THERE IS A NATIONAL SUCCESSION. I CAN TAKE A LOOK AT THE LAURENTIANS, THAT’S AN AREA OF THE PROVINCE WHERE THE CAQ WAS HOPING TO MAKE GAINS. THEY LOOK LIKE THEY ARE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE RIDING OF BERTHIER. ALL OF THE SEA OF THE BRIGHT BLUE FOR THE CAQ. THAT WAS A P.Q. RIDING. AND HELD BY VILLENEUVE, PROULX HAS IT AT THIS POINT. THE P.Q. HAS BEEN DEVIL STATEDED.>>IF WE REMEMBER BACK IN 2014 WHEN THE THREE POTENTIAL CANDIDATES RUSHED ON THE STAGE, I DON’T THINK THERE WILL BE THREE THIS TIME.>>Debra: AND, NANCY, I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE CAQ FOR A MOMENTUM, BECAUSE THAT IS THE BIG STORY OF THE NIGHT, 70 SEATS. I’M CURIOUS WHAT YOU THINK OF THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL, BECAUSE MOST OF THE VOTES AT THIS POINT, THEY HAVE MADE INROADS, BUT THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL IS STILL LIBERAL RED. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL FOR ANGLOPHONES IN MONTREAL?>>Nancy: IT’S THE SAME EVERY TIME THE P.Q. FORMED THE GOVERNMENT. IT’S THE PARTY OTHER THAN THE LIBERALS. IF THEY FORM A GOVERNMENT, MONTREAL FEELS LEFT OUT. IF THE CAQ ESTABLISHES ITSELF AS A NATURAL GOVERNING PARTY, ANGLOPHONES ARE GOING TO RETHINK THE LOYALTY. BUT MAYBE THIS ISN’T A PERMANENT THING. WE HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE FELT THERE WASN’T MUCH POINT IN VOTING. I HEARD PEOPLE FROM THE RIDINGS SAYING I MAY GO, I MAY NOT GO, IT GOES LIBERAL ANYWAY. PEOPLE HAVE TO REALIZE THERE IS A POINT IN VOTING AND IF ENOUGH PEOPLE SHOW UP, YOU CAN CHANGE THINGS.>>Debra: THERE ARE ONLY FOUR SEATS TO COME. THOSE FOUR SEATS NEED TO GO TO THE P.Q. IF THEY WANT TO GET OFFICIAL PARTY STATUS. SO DEVASTATING NIGHT FOR THE P.Q. TO SAY THE LEAST. WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT A FEW OF THOSE RIDINGS.>>THEY WERE STRONGHOLDS. THAT’S THE THING. THIS USED TO BE FRANCOIS LEGAULT RIDING BY THE RAY. THOU PROJECTED THE WINNER. THAT WAS WON BY 176 VOTES IN 2014. STAR CANDIDATE WITH THE CAQ, FORMER MONTREAL POLICE SPOKESPERSON IN THE LEAD SO FAR, LAFRENIERE. IN THE RIDING OF CHICOUTIMI. HOPING TO HOLD ONTO THE SEAT, THAT IS NOT THE CASE. LA FOREST IN THE LEAD. AND WE’RE GOING BACK TO BERTRAND IN THE LAURENTIANS, GIRAULT IN THE LEAD FOR THE CAQ. SHE IS A STAR CANDIDATE, PART OF FRANCOIS LEGAULT’S ECONOMIC TEAM, POTENTIALLY A SEAT AT THE CABINET TABLE IF SHE TAKES THE RIDING TONIGHT.>>I WANT TO GO TO CATHY SENAY, SHE IS WITH THE CAQ HEADQUARTERS AND YOU HAVE THE EDUCATION CRITIC FOR THE CAQ ALONG WITH YOU.>>Reporter: I DO. I FEEL SORRY FOR MY OTHER COLLEAGUES. TONIGHT IS A BIG NIGHT FOR THE CAQ.>>I AM PRETTY CONFIDENT.>>Reporter: THE CAQ HAS WORKED A LOT. THAT WAS THE REASON IT WAS QUITE –>>YES. SINCE THE BEGINNING FOR THE CAQ, EDUCATION WAS AN IMPORTANT MATTER. IN 2012, WE WERE THE ONE AND ONLY PARTY WHO PUT EDUCATION IN FRONT AND I THINK AFTER SEVEN YEARS, IT PAYS OFF.>>Reporter: YOU STILL HAVE LOTS OF WORK TO DO. ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE, ABOLISH THE SCHOOL BOARD IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.>>THE RIGHT WAY TO SAY IT, WE WANT TO ABOLISH THE ELECTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD. WE WANT TO TRANSFORM THEM IN SCHOOL SERVICE CENTRES AND PRESS CONFERENCE THE RIGHT OF THE MINORITY AND THE ANGLOPHONE. YOU DON’T HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR ABOUT US.>>Reporter: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE CAQ IS FORMING A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT AFTER SEVEN YEARS?>>WE ARE — I AM AND WE ARE REALLY, REALLY PROUD. BECAUSE YOU KNOW IT’S MAYBE ONCE IN A LOT OF THE CASE, THAT A NEW PARTY BECOMES THAT STRONG WITHIN SIX, SEVEN YEARS? SO I THINK IT’S A BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT. WE ARE REALLY PROUD.>>Reporter: PROUD, BUT USED TO THE PRESSURE.>>YES, OF COURSE. WE HAVE A LOT OF PRESSURE, BECAUSE QUÉBECERS CHOOSE US. SO WE HAVE TO — [Speaking French]>>Reporter: YOU HAVE TO DELIVER BECAUSE OF EXPECTATIONS?>>YES. AND WE HAVE TO BE RIGHT AND RESPECT ALL QUÉBECERS. NOW WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT OF EVERY QUÉBECERS, FRENCH ONES, ENGLISH SPEAKING ONES, EVERYONE. SO I THINK WE WILL REASSURE THAT WE WILL BE — WE WILL HOLD IT.>>Reporter: YOU REMEMBER IN THE CAMPAIGN, IT WAS HARD FOR MR. LEGAULT, THE CAMPAIGN REALLY SLOWED DOWN WITH THE SIMPLE QUESTIONS ON IMMIGRATION, HE COULD NOT ANSWER PROPERLY. NEW BRUNSWICK BEING THE ONLY BILINGUAL PROVINCE, HE COULD NOT ANSWER PROPERLY. YOU WERE ABOUT TO LOSE GROUND THERE. YOU DIDN’T.>>YES, THAT’S A CAMPAIGN YOU KNOW. IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL THAT — >>Reporter: IT WAS A BIG DEAL.>>YES, OF COURSE, BUT YOU WITH A CAMPAIGN, IT’S NORMAL. WE STARTED, WE WERE REALLY, REALLY HIGH. WE KNEW OF COURSE THAT OTHER PARTY WILL ATTACK US AND WE’LL HAVE TO GAIN ALL THE CONFIDENCE, WE’LL HAVE TO EXPLAIN OUR POLITICS. SO WE’RE NOT SURPRISED.>>Reporter: WE CAN SEE MR. LEGAULT. HE IS RIGHT THERE. IN MONTREAL. YOU ARE EXPECTING MR. LEGAULT?>>OF COURSE, HE WILL COME HERE. I DON’T KNOW WHEN HE WILL DO HIS SPEECH, BUT OF COURSE, WE WILL COME HERE.>>Reporter: THANK YOU. GOOD LUCK ACTUALLY. DEBRA, BACK TO YOU.>>Debra: THANK YOU, CATHY. YOU SAW THE ELATION AND THE RELIEF ON FRANCOIS LEGAULT’S FACE AS HE EMBRACED HIS FAMILY MEMBERS, HIS WIFE THERE, AND THERE YOU HAVE IT. FRANCOIS LEGAULT WITH HIS BOYS. AN ELATED MAN TONIGHT. MUST FEEL VERY RELIEVED. YOU CAN SEE HIS EYES LOOK LIKE THEY’RE TEARING UP JUST A LITTLE BIT. THERE ARE NO SEATS TO COME ON OUR LEADER BOARD. SO THIS IS WHERE IT STANDS RIGHT NOW, FOLKS. THE CAQ AT 78. THE LIBERALS WELL BEHIND AT 31. THE P.Q. AND QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE TIED.>>YEAH, THAT IS A VERY SURPRISING RESULT. ON A NUMBER OF FRONTS. THE FACT THAT THE P.Q. AND QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE ARE TIED AT 8 SEATS, BUT ALSO THE BIG NUMBER FOR THE CAQ, UP TO 78 SEATS. THIS IS A HUGE VICTORY FOR FRANCOIS LEGAULT. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE POPULAR VOTE, STILL LOWER THAN WHAT PHILIPPE COUILLARD WON IN THE LAST ELECTION. YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH THAT SUPPORT AMONG FRANCOPHONES IS KEY HERE. WITH THESE NUMBERS, HE MUST BE CLEARING 40% WITH THE FRANCOPHONES. THERE IS A LOT OF BLUE ALL OVER THE PLACE, IN PLACES THAT HAS NEVER BEEN BLUE BEFORE.>>Nancy: THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE IN QUÉBEC HAS BEEN FLIPPED ON ITS HEAD. LOTS OF LIGHT BLUE. THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS WAS A BASTIAN OF LIBERAL READY. IT’S ALMOST ALL BLUE. CAQ, THAT LITTLE TINY ORANGE SPOT IN THERE. IF WE CAN ZIP IN, THAT IS THE RIDING OF SHERBROOKE. THAT IS JEAN CHAREST’S OLD RIDING. THAT IS A PRETTY SLIM LEAD. WE GO TO THE RIDING OF RICHMOND, THAT IS ANOTHER RIDING THAT WAS A LIBERAL STRONGHOLD. IT WAS INHERITED BY HIS DAUGHTER. THIS WAS A SEAT, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WHEN INCUMBENTS DON’T RUN, SHE DID NOT RUN, INSTEAD THEY HAD SOMEONE NOT AS WELL KNOWN, AND WHO IS LEADING THERE IS BASTIEN, HE IS A FORMER CONSERVATIVE M.P. THAT’S INTERESTING, TOO. THE LING BETWEEN THE SMALL-C CONSERVATIVE CAQ AND THE CONSERVATIVES FEDERALLY. PLEASE STAND BY. PROJECTED TO WIN.>>ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. SO ONCE AGAIN, THE C.A.Q. FORMING THE NEXT GOVERNMENT OF QUEBEC, A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT IS WHAT WE ARE PROJECTING. THE LIBERALS DOWN AT 32. ONE SAVING GRACE FOR THE PARTY IS PHILIPPE COUILLARD. HE MANAGED TO VISIT THE AREA THREE TIMES DURING THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN. AND HE LOVES THE AREA. THAT’S WHERE HIS HOME IS. THAT IS WHERE HIS WIFE IS FROM. IT IS GOING TO BE A DIFFICULT ROAD AHEAD FOR HIM. WE WILL SEE WHAT HE DECIDES TO DO. WHETHER HE WILL STAY ON AS THE LEADER OF THE LIBERALS DOWN THE ROAD. WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS NIGHT FIRST AND SEE WHAT COMES AS THE SPEECHES COME LATER ON. WE ARE GOING TO GO OUT NOW TO C.A.Q. HEADQUARTERS. SEEMING TO BE QUITE HAPPY TONIGHT.>>Reporter: QUITE HAPPY. THE BEST SCENARIO.>>I HAVE GREAT RESPECT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING, COUNTING EVERY VOTE. 77. IT IS A DREAM COME TRUE. I AM SO, SO PROUD. WE WANT CHANGE. WE WANT GOOD CHANGE. WE ARE PROUD.>>Reporter: YOUR RIDING…>>FROM THE BEGINNING, TWO OR THREE DAYS INTO THE CAMPAIGN. THE THING IS WE WORK AS A TEAM. YOU WORK YOUR RIDING. AND I AM GOING TO GO AROUND.>>Reporter: IN YOUR RIDING…>>I WAS CONFIDENT. I AM PROUD. I AM PROUD OF LEGAULT. HE BELIEVES. HE BELIEVES IN HIMSELF. AND IT WORKED. I AM SO PROUD. QUEBEC LOVES US TONIGHT.>>Reporter: IT WILL BE TOUGH FOR FRANCOIS LEGAULT… WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS?>>A MINISTER, I DON’T KNOW MY PLANS. WE WILL SEE. WE ARE TIRED OF THE LIBERAL. I WANT TO GO AND FIGHT THEM. MY GOAL WAS NOT TO BE A MINISTER.>>Reporter: YOU ARE THE IDENTITY.>>Reporter: ABSOLUTELY. IT WAS HARD. IT WAS A DIFFICULT FOUR YEARS. BUT TONIGHT, WE HAVE TOUCH A WONDERFUL TEAM. I INVITE YOUR VIEWERS TO GO TO OUR WEBSITE. LOOK AT OUR CANDIDATES. THEY ARE GREAT. SO MUCH KNOWLEDGE COMING FROM EVERY AREA. I AM SO HAPPY. WHEN YOU HAVE ALL THE TRUTH. WE WILL HAVE THE POWER TO DO SOMETHING.>>Reporter: A BIG FALL AHEAD.>>ABSOLUTELY. THAT IS THE GOAL. AND THE MANDATE. YOU ASK THE PEOPLE, DO YOU WANT ME TO REPRESENT YOU, BE YOUR FORCE IN QUEBEC AND DO THE JOB.>>Reporter: THE OTHER CANDIDATES ARE HERE.>>IT IS A PLEASURE. THANK YOU.>>Reporter: BACK TO YOU.>>Debra: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I WANT TO POINT YOUR ATTENTION TO THE QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE SIT AT 7 SEATS NOW. BUT THE LEADER OF THE QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE IS GETTING SOME GOOD NEWS. SHE HAS LEARNED THAT SHE HAS BEEN ELECTED IN HER RIDING. A LEAD OF 877 VOTES. FAR BETTER THAN THE LAST TIME WHEN SHE WON. SHE WON IN THE RIDING FIVE TIMES. THIS IS HER BEST SHOWING YET. I WANT TO BRING IN ERIC. THERE ARE MANY CLOSE TO CALL. THE C.A.Q. GOVERNMENT AND MAJORITY. THERE ARE RACES THERE WE DON’T KNOW THE RESULTS.>>THAT’S RIGHT. THERE ARE SOME CLOSE SEATS. LET’S LOOK AT THE CLOSEST RIDINGS NOW. GATINEAU. 2 VOTES BETWEEN THE LIBERALS AND THE C.A.Q. THEY HAVE NOT VOTED LIBERAL SINCE 1976. THIS IS QUITE A SURPRISE TO SEE GATINEAU THIS CLOSE. TWO VOTES BEHIND. AND ALSO… THESE NUMBERS COULD MOVE AROUND. THE C.A.Q. JUMP UP OR THEY COULD DROP BELOW 70. CLOSE RACES STILL TO DECIDE.>>Debra: THERE ARE TIGHT RACES.>>THERE ARE. AND SURPRISES. THE BELWETHER RIDING. SO FAR IT IS LOOKING LIKE THIS IS CASE FOR THE C.A.Q. WE ARE LOOKING AT THE RIDING OF VIMONT. REEVES IN THE LEAD. WE ARE LOOKING AT SAINTE ROSE. THE FIRST TIME MNA IN THE RIDING. HOPING TO GET RE-ELECTED. C.A.Q. IN THE LEAD SO FAR IN THE RIDING. AGAIN, THESE ARE RIDINGS THAT THE LIBERALS ARE HOPING TO KEEP.>>Debra: AND NANCY.>>THE RIDING IS ONE WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR FOR A WHILE. IT IS AN INTERESTING RIDING BECAUSE OF THE C.A.Q. PRESIDENT WHO IS RUNNING THE RIDING. HE CHOSE TO RESIGN AS PRESIDENT OF THE PARTY AND OF THE CANDIDATE ONCE THE CAMPAIGN WAS UNDERWAY. HE HAS BEEN REPLACED. HE HAS A PATCHY HISTORY. HE WAS ELECTED AND THEN LEFT POLITICS. HE COULD BE A SENIOR FINANCIAL PORTFOLIO THERE. WE WILL DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL. WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE C.A.Q. HAD ONE SEAT. RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE ALSO LEADING IN OTHER RIDINGS. THE FORMER BLOC QUEBECOIS M.P., HE IS NARROWLY BEHIND. THAT COULD GO EITHER WAY.>>Debra: INTERESTING. STILL A NUMBER OF RIDINGS CLOSE TO CALL. LET’S GO OUT TO THE LIBERAL HEADQUARTERS IN MONTREAL TONIGHT. I AM HEARING WE CANNOT GO THERE. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU, NANCY, ABOUT PHILIPPE COUILLARD. WE TALKED ABOUT HIM WINNING HIS SEAT. THE PARTY A BAD NIGHT FOR THEM CERTAINLY. I DID BRING UP THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING TO MAKE A DECISION IN THE DAYS TO COME ABOUT WHAT HIS FUTURE IS.>>I DON’T SEE A CHOICE. HE IS NOT A MAN WHO IS PARTICULARLY WARM AND AFFECTIONATE. HE DOESN’T HAVE THE — WHEN YOU GO THROUGH THIS DEFEAT, I DON’T SEE HOW HE CAN STAY ON. AND HE WON THE RIDING. HE HAS TO THEN LEAVE AND OPEN UP THE RIDING IN A BYELECTION.>>IF YOU RESIGN YOUR SEAT BEFORE YOUR TERM. THERE ARE ISSUES TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION. 34 SEATS IS THE WORST. RIGHT NOW, 25%, THAT IS BY FAR THE WORST. THESE ARE ROUGH NUMBERS.>>THEY HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT THEY STAND FOR. WHY THEY DID NOT GET THROUGH TO FRANCOPHONE QUEBECERS AND WHERE THEY GO FROM HERE.>>WE THINK OF THE PARTY ITSELF IS A RETHINK OF THE LEADERS THAT THEY CHOOSE. WHAT IS IT?>>I THINK IT HAS TO BE ALL OF THE ABOVE. HOW ARE THEY PERCEIVED BY THE POPULATION. DOES THE STRUCTURE OF THE PARTY — THE ONE THING THEY HAD GOING FOR THEM WE THOUGHT IS ORGANIZATION. THAT THEY HAD BOOTS ON THE GROUND. EVEN THAT, IT DID NOT HAPPEN THIS TIME. GET THE VOLUNTEERS, DID THEY GET TURNED OFF. THEY HAVE TO LOOK IN THE PARTY.>>IT WAS TIME FOR CHANGE. DESPITE BEING PREMIER SINCE 2012-2015. IT MAY NOT BE A LONG ENOUGH TIME FOR THE LIBERALS TO REBOOT AND RECHARGE AND COME UP WITH SOMETHING DIFFERENT. NOW THEY WILL BE IN THE OPPOSITION BENCHES FOR AT LEAST FOUR YEARS, THEY CAN REBUILD AND RECENTER THEMSELVES.>>DON’T FORGET, THEY DID THAT WHOLE POLITICAL TRICK OF THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF THE MANDATE, AND THE LAST YEAR THEY ARE SPENDING. THEY SAID IT IS THE MARGIN OF ERROR. PEOPLE SAID STOP CUTTING OUR SERVICES. THE SUPPORT WORKERS, CHILD PSYCHOLOGISTS WERE CUT. IT WAS AUSTERITY. AND IT HURT THE LIBERALS.>>Debra: IT WAS NOT NECESSARILY INCUMBENT FOR THE LIBERALS. I AM HEARING THAT PHILIPPE COUILLARD HAS CONCEDED NOW TO FRANCOIS LEGAULT. AND THE TWO HAVE SPOKEN. THERE YOU GO. THAT IS DONE. WE WILL WAIT FOR THE SPEECHES AND TRADITIONALLY THE WAY IT WORKS IS THAT THE PARTY THAT CAME IN FOURTH WILL COME OUT AND DO THEIR SPEECH. IN ONTARIO, WE HAD NO IDEA WHEN MR. FORD WOULD COME OUT TO DO THE SPEECH. WE WILL SEE HOW IT WORKS OUT. IF FRANCOIS LEGAULT FOLLOWS TRADITION. I WILL GO TO KATE McKENNA WHO IS AT THE LIBERAL HEADQUARTERS. IT HAS BEEN A DEVASTATING NIGHT FOR THE LIBERAL PARTY. I AM CURIOUS TO KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE WHERE YOU ARE NOW?>>Reporter: IT HAS BEEN INTERESTING TO WATCH. THE BEGINNING THERE WERE CHEERS. AND SINCE THAT HAPPENED, THERE ARE ABOUT 150 PEOPLE HERE. THE MOOD IS DEFINITELY A LOT MORE SOMBER. WE ARE EXPECTING THE MNAs AND CANDIDATES TO COME TO THE PARTY IN THE MONTREAL REGION. WE HAVE NOT SEEN THAT YET. WE ARE EXPECTING MORE PEOPLE TO BE COMING. THE MOOD HAS BEEN PRETTY SOUR. A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOKING DOWN AT THEIR PHONES AND LOOKING AT THE RESULTS AGAIN. TEXTING IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN SEEING. IT HAS BEEN A ROUGH NIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE.>>ALL RIGHT. AT THE LIBERAL HEADQUARTERS IN MONTREAL TONIGHT. WHAT RIDINGS ARE THE LIBERALS HOLDING? LET’S GO TO SEAN.>>WE LOOK AT THE RIDINGS, THE FIRST ONE MARQUETTE. THE SEATS FOR THE LIBERALS. PROJECTED TO WIN. THE OUTGOING MNA HELD A NEWS CONFERENCE. WHO CAN FORGET THAT. THE RIDING. KATHLEEN WEIL. SAINT LAURENT. THE LIBERALS CANDIDATE IN THE RIDING. SHE IS PROJECTED THE WINNER. AND LOOKING AT THE RIDING OF NELLIGAN. ANOTHER NEW CANDIDATE. THE MINISTER DECIDED NOT TO RUN AGAIN. HOLDING ON TO THE SEAT FOR THE LIBERALS. THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL SO FAR, POTENTIALLY WE WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT THE RACES. THEY ARE TOO CLOSE TO CALL.>>Debra: WE WILL GO BACK OUT TO SIMON. YOU CAN BARELY HEAR THE ROOM BEHIND YOU, SIMON. A VERY, VERY BAD NIGHT FOR THE P.Q.>>Reporter: YEAH, IN FACT, THE BROADCAST HERE BEHIND ME ON THE TELEVISION, INTERMITTENTLY, THEY ARE STARTING TO PLAY MUSIC. THEY CANNOT TAKE THE WAVE OF BAD NEWS. IT IS COMING IN ONE AFTER ANOTHER. A SMALL BRIGHT SPOT A FEW DAYS AGO. SOME WERE PROJECTED TO BE RE-ELECTED. THAT CAME UP ON THE SCREEN AND PEOPLE WERE CHEERING THAT. A BRIGHT SPOT IN THE PARTY. A LOT OF THE SUPPORTERS I CHATTED WITH, THEY EXPECTED SOMETHING BAD. THEY DID NOT SEE THIS TYPE OF A SLAP IN THE FACE. THEY SAID IT WAS REALLY ROUGH AND SOME OF THEM ARE SAYING THAT AS HARD AS IT IS, LOOKING AT THE RESULTS, THEY REALLY THINK IT WAS ABOUT THE WINDS OF CHANGE BLOWING OVER THE PROVINC.>>Debra: LET’S GO TO C.A.Q. HEADQUARTERS WHERE THINGS ARE A LOT DIFFERENT TONIGHT. VERY MUCH PART OF THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN. VERY MUCH IN THE NEWS.>>Reporter: HE WAS IN THE NEWS. ELECTED IN 2007. BASICALLY YOU WENT THROUGH THE FIRST — >>WE STARTED WITH A CLEAR VOICE A LONG TIME AGO. WE WORKED HARD. TONIGHT WE PRODUCED.>>Reporter: HOW DO YOU FEEL? HOW DO YOU FEEL PERSONALLY AFTER ALL THE YEARS?>>PERSONALLY, AMAZING MOMENT. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR SO LONG. TONIGHT IS THE REALITY. AND OBVIOUSLY THE PARTY NOW HAS TO DELIVER.>>Reporter: A BIG JOB AHEAD.>>WE HAVE THE TEAM FOR THAT.>>Reporter: >>IT WAS A TOUGH RUN AND A TOUGH CAMPAIGN IN MY CAREER. I WAS PLEASED — >>Reporter: THE COMMISSIONER. YOU WERE BASICALLY CRITICIZING THE OTHER MNAs FOR LACKING ETHICS.>>THE COMMISSIONER SAID THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG. AND NOW, IT WILL BE LOUDLY AND CLEARLY THE SUPPORT.>>Reporter: THE ETHICS COMMISSIONER. YOU KNOW EVERYTHING IS CLEAR. BUT WHAT DID YOU GET — WHAT WAS THE LAST THING?>>TO BE MORE PRUDENT NEXT TIME. TO BE MORE PRUDENT. AND TAKE A STEP BACK.>>Reporter: WE DIDN’T SEE YOU FOR A FEW DAYS.>>FOR SURE.>>Reporter: I REMEMBER A BARBECUE WITH THE TEAM, YOU WERE NOT THERE.>>FOR SURE I WAS. YES, I WAS THERE.>>Reporter: YOU TOOK A STEP BACK.>>YES, YES. I WENT WITH THE ETHICS COMMISSIONER.>>Reporter: YOU ARE A HUMAN BEING.>>I AM A HUMAN BEING. WELL, YOU KNOW, FIRST OF ALL, THERE WILL BE CHANGE FOR SURE. I MEAN, MAYBE I HAVE A DIFFERENT WAY I WILL DO MY JOB.>>Reporter: WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTING REGARDING THE CABINET?>>I JUST WANT TO TAKE IN THE MOMENT. I JUST WANT TO TAKE IN THE MOMENT.>>Reporter: ENJOY, ALL THE BEST. YOU HAVE A LOT OF WORK AHEAD.>>NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.>>Debra: I LOOK FORWARD TO ALL OF THE REPORTS THAT YOU WILL BE DOING FROM THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WHEN THE NEW SESSION IS UNDERWAY. ONE REMARKABLE CHANGE WE ARE SEEING ON THE LANDSCAPE TONIGHT OUTAOUAIS.>>THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE INDIRECTLY AND DIRECTLY PROVIDED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THEY WOULD SEEK LIBERAL. THERE WAS A PARTY THAT WAS SOVEREIGNIST AND JUMPED ON THE C.A.Q. SEAN HAS MORE DETAILS ON THE RIDINGS.>>Debra: THANK YOU. BEFORE WE GET OVER TO SEAN, I WANT TO BRING IN THE QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE.>>Reporter: RIGHT NOW, IN THE RIDING OF MOUNT ROYAL. WHAT IS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE RESULTS?>>IN MY RIDING, IT WAS AN AMAZING RACE. I THINK WE CAN SHOW TO THE PEOPLE THAT A WOMAN LIKE ME — [INDISCERNIBLE] WE ARE HERE TODAY.>>Reporter: THE PARTY IS BUILDING SOMETHING.>>YES, YES, FOR SURE.>>THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE A LOT OF MNA HERE. WE WILL MAKE HISTORY FOR SURE.>>Reporter: OBVIOUSLY THERE IS A LOT GOING ON. THERE IS A LOT OF CHEERS IN THE ROOM WHEN WE SAW ALL THE OTHER MNAs, ALL THE OTHER CANDIDATES.>>WE ARE WAITING. WE HOPE TO HAVE MAYBE 9 OR 10MNA. IT IS A BIG DAY FOR QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE.>>Reporter: A CAMPAIGN WHERE THEY TRIED TO GET…>>YEAH. YEAH. WE WORKED HARD. THE NEXT TIME, WE HAVE THE BALANCE, YOU KNOW.>>Reporter: ALL RIGHT. RUNNING IN THE RIDING OF MOUNT ROYAL SPEAKING TO US. IT HAS BEEN A LOT OF CHEERS HERE IN QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE HEADQUARTERS. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT HAPPY WITH A C.A.Q. MAJORITY.>>Debra: IN THE QUEBEC CITY AREA, THE QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE IS DOING WELL OFF THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL. SHOWING UP ON THE LEADER BOARD WITH 8 SEATS. THEY HOPED TO MAKE INROADS OFF THE ISLAND. AND THEY HAVE DONE THAT TONIGHT.>>ABSOLUTELY. THEY WERE DOING WELL IN A LOT OF REGIONS IN THE PROVINCE. IT IS BREAKING DOWN. WE ARE SEEING CLOSE RACES IN SHERBROOKE. YOU CAN SEE THE RESULTS HERE. THEY ARE IN SECOND PLACE IN THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL. AND WESTERN QUEBEC AND CENTRAL QUEBEC AND EASTERN QUEBEC. THERE IS AN OPTION FOR SOVEREIGNIST VOTERS. 14.9%. THAT IS SOMETHING TO KEEP AN EYE ON.>>QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE, THE PEOPLE I TALKED TO SAID THEY WERE LOOKING FOR — THEY HAD THEIR EYES ON THREE SEATS OUTSIDE THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL. THEY WERE LOOKING FOR SHERBROOKE. THERE ARE UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES. QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE HAS OPERATION ON CAMPUS AND THEY WERE TRYING TO GET THAT VOTE. THEY MAY NOT SUCCEED IN THE RIDINGS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE.>>Debra: LET’S GO BACK OUT TO KATE McKENNA AT THE LIBERAL HEADQUARTERS IN MONTREAL.>>Reporter: I AM JOINED BY THE NEWLY RE-ELECTED MNA FOR THE LIBERAL PARTY. I AM WONDERING HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE VOTE THIS EVENING?>>DISAPPOINTED. VERY DISAPPOINTED. WE HAVE TO DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO. I CONGRATULATE ALL THE CANDIDATES WHO WERE ELECTED TONIGHT. WE HAVE A STRONG PARTY. WE HAVE A PARTY WITH ROOTS.>>Reporter: WHAT WENT WRONG IN THE CAMPAIGN? THE POLLS DID NOT PREDICT THE RESULTS?>>I CANNOT TELL YOU. WE HAVE TO DO — STICK TOGETHER AND LOOK AT THE POSITION. (PLEASE STAND BY) … SO WE’LL SEE. BUT WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR LEADER, BECAUSE HE DID A VERY GOOD JOB IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME. THAT IS A NEWLY REELECTED MNA IN MONTREAL. WE’RE STILL AT THE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE LIBERALS HERE IN MONTREAL. PRETTY SOMBER MOOD, BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE. WE’RE HOPING TO HEAR FROM MORE NEWLY ELECTED MNAs.>>Debra: WE’RE GOING BACK TO SEAN HENRY. THERE ARE LIKE 27 RIDINGS ON THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL. SO LIBERALS TEND TO DO EXTREMELY WELL. WESTERN PART OF MONTREAL. HOW IS IT LOOKING?>>WELL, IT SEEMS THAT IS HOLDING. WE’RE GOING TO START WITH JACQUES CARTIER ON THE WEST ISLAND. GREGORY KELLY, PROJECTED THE WINNER IN THAT RIDING. LEADING BY A STRONG MARGIN. WE’RE LOOKING AT THE RIDING OF MARGUERITE-BOURGEOYS. SHE WAS LOOKING FOR A RIDING TO RUN IN. THE LIBERALS PUT HER THERE. VERDUN, MELON CON, HOLDING ONTO THE SEAT FOR THE LIBERALS, FENDING OFF THE QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE AND THE P.Q. JENNIFER MACK ROEN RUNNING IN THAT RIDING. THAT’S THE FIRST TIME A WOMAN WAS ELECTED IN THAT RIDING. IT’S ALWAYS BEEN A MALE. JENNIFER THE FIRST TO BE MNA FOR THAT RIDING.>>Debra: WE’RE GOING TO HEAD BACK TO ST. FELICIEN. WHAT IS IT LIKE THERE?>>WELL, PRETTY MUCH THE NAME SAME AS WHEN WE SPOKE EARLIER. VERY, VERY QUIET. THERE WAS ONE MOMENT A FEW CHEERS, THERE IS ONLY ABOUT 30-40 PEOPLE HERE, BUT THERE WAS CHEERS WHEN THEY SAW THAT PHILIPPE COUILLARD WAS REELECTED IN HIS RIDING OF ROBERVAL. OTHER THAN THAT, THEY’RE WATCHING, NOT HAPPY WITH WHAT HAPPENED TONIGHT. THERE WERE A FEW GROANS AS THE TELEVISION SHOWED FRANCOIS LEGAULT CELEBRATING. I THINK THE GENERAL MOOD HERE IS — I THINK IT’S SAFE TO SAY DEPRESSED.>>Debra: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I WANT TO BRING YOUR ATTENTION TO THE LEADER BOARD ONE MORE TIME, BECAUSE THE P.Q. AND QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE HAVE FLIPPED AGAIN. QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE OUT IN FRONT, 10. NOT LOOKING LIKE THE P.Q. WILL RETAIN THEIR PARTY STATUS. A DEVASTATING NIGHT FOR THE PARTI QUEBECOIS >>Nancy: I WAS MENTIONING THE UNIVERSITY TOWN AND HOW THEY WERE HOPING TO MAKE INROADS THERE, AND IT DIDN’T SEEM TO BE WORKING. WELL, IT IS RIGHT NOW. QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE AHEAD BY 63. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE OTHER AREAS WHERE QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE IS DOING WELL. IN THE QUÉBEC CITY AREA, WHEN WE ZIP IN THERE, IT’S NOT A SURPRISE THEY BE WOULD LOOKING AT TASCHEREAU, GAINING THERE, WHAT IS A SURPRISE IS JEAN-LESAGE. PEOPLE HAVE HEARD ABOUT THIS RIDING BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE BOURDON WAS RIDING. GAÉTAN BARRETTE WAS SO UNPOPULAR AND PHILIPPE COUILLARD SWORE SHE WOULD BE THE MINISTER. SHE IS RUNNING IN THIRD PLACE. AND ZANETTI IS LEADING THERE AND IT’S NOT A LEAD OF ONE OR TWO POINTS. OVER 100 POLLS REPORTING, A LEAD OF ALMOST 200. WHAT IS INTERESTING HERE, TOO, THERE WAS THINKING THAT BOURDON, WHO IS HEALTH ADMINISTRATOR HEAD OF THE HEALTH COMPLEX WANTED A GUARANTEE, I’M IN CABINET OR I’M NOT AN MNA. SHE IS NOT THE PERSON WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN SITTING IN OPPOSITION. SHE’LL JUST GO INTO THE HEALTH CARE SECTOR NOW.>>Debra: WE’RE TALKING ABOUT AN UPSET IN JEAN-LESAGE. AND THERE ARE OTHERS?>>WE’RE LOOKING AT PLACES WHERE THAT COULD HAPPEN. CHARLEBOIS LEADING BY JUST A BIT. PICARD IS THE MOTHER OF A SEVERELY DISABLED CHILD AND HER CHILD’S DISABILITY DOESN’T HAVE A NAME, JUST A NUMBER. SHE ENDED UP RUNNING AGAINST HER. WE’RE LOOKING AT THE RIDING OF ABITIBI-OUEST. CAQ IN THE LEAD. THIS HAS BEEN A P.Q. STRONGHOLD SINCE THE PARTY FIRST TOOK POWER IN 1976. BLAIS IN THE LEAD. TRYING TO HOLD IT. THIS WAS A FIGHT BETWEEN THE LIBERALS AND THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. THEY’RE BOTH IN 3RD AND 4TH PLACE. THE RACE RIGHT NOW IS BETWEEN QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE AND THE KRK. A LEAD OF 118 WITH THE MAJORITY OF THE POLLS REPORTING. THIS IS GOING TO GO DOWN TO THE WIRE. JEAN-LESAGE. WE JUST MENTIONED IT, BORE DOWN HAS MOVED UP INTO SECOND PLACE. ZANETTI LEADING BY 45 VOTES. IN THE LAST ELECTION, THERE WERE QUITE A FEW RIDINGS THAT WERE WON BY FEWER THAN A THOUSAND VOTES. THERE MAY BE RIDINGS TONIGHT THAT MAY BE WON BY LESS THAN 500 OR EVEN 100.>>Debra: THAT’S INCREDIBLE. BACK OUT TO P.Q. HEADQUARTERS NOW. THE P.Q. SITTING AT 10 ON THE LEADER BOARD. SIMON, WHAT IS GOING ON THERE? IT’S GOT TO BE QUIET, NOT MUCH GOING ON. ARE PEOPLE STICKING AROUND, WAITING FOR SPEECHES AND THAT KIND OF THING?>>Reporter: NOT EVERYBODY. WE HAVE SEEN PEOPLE LEAVE ALREADY. AND I MEAN, PEOPLE HERE ARE WATCHING HISTORY BEING MADE. AND NOT IN A GOOD WAY. THIS IS A PARTY THAT HAS SHAPED SO MUCH PUBLIC POLICY HERE IN QUÉBEC OVER THE PAST FEW DECADES. A PROUD PARTY BASICALLY BEING WIPED OFF THE MAP. CHICOUTIMI ALL GONE. MANON MASSE IS NOT GOING TO WIN. AND THE LEADER IS IN TOUGH, REALLY TOUGH TONIGHT, IN HIS HOME RIDING OF ROSEMONT, JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE. THAT IS ONE THAT IS REALLY CLOSE. AND COULD FALL. NOW, THERE WAS APPLAUSE HERE WHEN THE RIDING WAS WON. AND MAYBE SHE IS THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT THE P.Q. NEEDS MOVING FORWARD. SO ONE SMALL BRIGHT SPOT IN REALLY OTHERWISE A DISASTROUS NIGHT HERE.>>Debra: SIMON NAKONECHNY WITH THE P.Q. WE’RE JUST SEEING PRESS RELEASE FROM THE PMO, FROM THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE. JUSTIN TRUDEAU SENDING HIS CONGRATULATIONS NOW TO FRANCOIS LEGAULT FOR HIS WIN, COMMANDING WIN, HERE IN QUÉBEC. HE ALSO THANKS PHILIPPE COUILLARD FOR HIS SERVICE. SO A NOTE TO FRANCOIS LEGAULT TONIGHT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER IN OTTAWA. INTERESTING, THAT WAS DEFINITELY A STORY DURING THE CAMPAIGN AS WELL, FRANCOIS LEGAULT’S WIFE, SUGGESTED THAT SHE QUESTIONED THE PRIME MINISTER’S INTELLIGENCE, OR AT LEAST SUGGESTED THAT PERHAPS HIS FATHER WAS MUCH BRIGHTER THAN HE WAS. SO THIS WILL BE AN INTERESTING DYNAMIC AS THE GOVERNMENT IS SET UP IN QUÉBEC. AND THE TWO WILL HAVE TO MEET AND WORK TOGETHER.>>Eric: IT IS THE LOSS OF ANOTHER KEY ALLY FOR JUSTIN TRUDEAU. PHILIPPE COUILLARD, KATHLEEN WYNNE AND BRIAN GALLANT LAST WEEK, ALTHOUGH THAT IS STILL QUESTION. IT’S TURNING BLUE. THIS IS TEAL BLUE. WE’LL SEE HOW IT WORKS OUT, BUT A CHANGING LANDSCAPE FOR JUSTIN TRUDEAU TO DEAL WITH.>>Nancy: IT’S ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVEN’T DISCUSSED HERE IN QUÉBEC, HOW WOULD FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS BE UNDER CAQ. THEY SAY THEY ARE NATIONALISTS, BUT NO INTENTION TO MOVE TOWARD SOVEREIGNTY, JUST THINK QUÉBEC SHOULD HAVE POWERS WHEN IT COMES TO IMMIGRATION. IT ALREADY HAS. IT WOULD LIKE MORE TAXATION POWER, WHICH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT I THINK IS GOING TO BE PRETTY RELUCTANT TO HAND OVER.>>Eric: THEY WOULD LOOK THOSE DOLLARS. YES.>>Debra: THERE IS PHILIPPE COUILLARD MAKING HIS WAY, I WOULD IMAGINE TO THE STAGE TO MAKE HIS SPEECH TONIGHT. THEY’VE BEEN THROUGH A LOT TOGETHER, THROUGHOUT 39 DAYS OF THE CAMPAIGN. WE DON’T OFTEN SEE HIS WIFE OUT IN PUBLIC EVENTS, BUT DURING THIS CAMPAIGN, SHE’S BEEN BY HIS SIDE. AND HE IS — WELL, THERE YOU GO, HUGGING PEOPLE AS HE MAKES HIS WAY THROUGH THE CROWD. IT’S GOT TO BE A MAJOR BLOW TO PHILIPPE COUILLARD WHO, HE REALLY DID DO HIS BEST FOR THE PROVINCE. HE THOUGHT WHAT HE WAS DOING IN TERMS OF THE ECONOMY WAS FOR THE BEST. BUT PEOPLE DIDN’T SEE IT THAT WAY. THAT AUSTERITY WAS TOO MUCH FOR THEM TO HANDLE. AND DIDN’T FORGIVE HIM FOR THAT AFTER TWO DIFFICULT YEARS, EVEN THOUGH HE DID START SPENDING ONCE AGAIN. THEY JUST WEREN’T WILLING TO LET THAT GO. I WANT TO BRING IN SARAH LEAVITT AS PHILIPPE COUILLARD MAKES HIS WAY TO THE STAGE. WHAT ARE YOU SEEING WHERE YOU ARE?>>WELL, COUILLARD IS SLOWLY MAKING HIS WAY, SAYING HELLO SO SOME OF HIS SUPPORTERS. HE REALLY RELIED IN THIS ELECTION ON HIS TRACK RECORD AND THOUGHT IT WOULD BE ENOUGH TO GET HIM ELECTED. HE’S WALKING THROUGH THE CROWD NOW, MAKING SURE THAT HE SAYS HI TO EVERY SINGLE SUPPORTER THAT MADE THEIR WAY HERE. HE IS SMILING RIGHT NOW. DOESN’T SEEM ENTIRELY UPSET, BUT YOU KNOW, HE HAS TO PUT ON A GOOD FACE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO CAME OUT HERE TONIGHT. LOOKS LIKE HE’S GETTING READY TO SPEAK NOW.>>THANK YOU, GOOD EVENING EVERYONE. GOOD EVENING TO QUÉBEC. I’D LIKE TO THANK CONSTITUENTS WHO PROVED THEIR TRUST, THAT ALWAYS MAKES ME VERY PROUD. CONGRATULATIONS TO MY OTHER CANDIDATES, THE OTHER CANDIDATES FOR THEIR COMMITMENT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL VOLUNTEERS. I CANNOT NAME YOU ALL. LYNN, PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION. AND ALL THOSE WHO GAVE OF THEIR TIME, THE MOST PRECIOUS THING WE HAVE. THE TEAM WORKED HARD. AND NONSTOP TO ORGANIZE THIS GREAT CAMPAIGN. SUZANNE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AT MY SIDE. ALWAYS AT MY SIDE. SHE DID THE BUS. SHE WAS ON THE BUS. GOOD THING. IT WAS A CONSTANT COMFORT. MY CHILDREN, OUR CHILDREN, OUR GRANDCHILDREN, WHO INSPIRE OUR VISION OF EFFECT FOR TOMORROW. THANK YOU TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE, LOTS OF YOUNG CANDIDATES ARE ACROSS QUÉBEC TONIGHT. AND THAT’S GREAT NEWS FOR QUÉBEC. AND THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO VOTED FOR THE FIRST TIME. YOUR COMMITMENT IS IMPORTANT. PLEASE CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN. I HAVE ALWAYS DONE THAT. THANK YOU TO OUR SOLID TEAM OF CANDIDATES. I AM VERY PROUD OF THAT. YOU HAD A FANTASTIC CAMPAIGN. CONGRATULATIONS TO OTHER PARTIES. THIS EVENING, WE’RE FEELING THE PAIN OF DEFEAT IN SOME CASES AND THE EUPHORIA OF VICTORY IN OTHERS, BUT EVERYBODY HAS ALLOWED QUÉBECERS TO DETERMINE THEIR FUTURE. THE LIBERAL PARTY OF QUÉBEC IS A BIG PARTY, A GREAT PARTY, KNOWING HOW TO EVOLVE WITH OUR SOCIETY FOR THE PAST 150 YEARS, WE HAVE ADAPTED TO REALITIES, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DEFEND OUR IDEAS, OUR FUNDAMENTAL VALUES, OUR VISION OF OUR SOCIETY. THIS IS ONE OF MY SOURCES OF PRIDE. I HAVE NEVER MINIMIZED MY VALUES AND MY PRINCIPLES AND I’M VERY PROUD OF THAT.>>I WANT TO CONGRATULATE MR. LISÉE AND MS. MASSE FOR THEIR CAMPAIGNS. CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. LEGAULT ON HIS VICTORY. QUÉBECERS CLEARLY INDICATED THEIR DESIRE FOR CHANGE. AND HE IS HERE NOW TO CONTINUE QUÉBEC’S GROWTH. I TOLD HIM THAT I WOULD COLLABORATE, MY TEAM WOULD COLLABORATE TO ASSIST HIM IN THE TRANSITION. I HOPE THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE ALL THE SUCCESSES, DESPITE OUR SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN OPINION, WE ARE ALL QUÉBECERS. WE MUST REMAIN UNITED. WE ARE STRONGER UNITED. THIS EVENING, LIKE AT ANY ELECTION, THE POPULATION DECIDED. AND IN POLITICS, YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO TASTE VICTORY AND ACCEPT DEFEAT. THESE ARE THE TWO FACETS OF DEMOCRACY. I’M NOT BITTER. PLEASE DON’T BE. I’M PROUD. I’M PROUD AND YOU SHOULD BE AS WELL. [APPLAUSE] WITHOUT ANY DOUBT, IT HAS BEEN MY GREATEST HONOUR TO SERVE QUÉBECERS AS THE PREMIER OF QUÉBEC. I CONTINUED MY MANDATE TO THE BEST OF MY CAPACITY. I SERVED QUÉBECERS WITH MY WHOLE HEART. I LOVE QUÉBEC. AS ALL OF US. IN FOUR YEARS, WE GAVE QUÉBEC THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE, THE PROGRESS THAT WE MADE HAS BEEN REMARKABLE. I THINK WE WILL ALL REMEMBER TODAY QUÉBEC PAID A BILLION LESS TO FOREIGN BANKS. A BILLION LESS. THOSE DOLLARS WE CAN PUT INTO HOSPITALS AND SCHOOLS. WE’RE NOT LOOKING FOR JOBS ANYMORE, WE’RE NOW LOOKING FOR WORKERS. OUR PUBLIC COFFERS ARE IN GOOD SHAPE AND WILL BE FOR A LONG TIME. WE HAVE MARGINS AND MEANS. GUIDING QUÉBEC THROUGHOUT THIS PERIOD WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY TEAM HAS BEEN WONDERFUL. AND WE DID WHAT WE SAID WE WOULD DO. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT. [APPLAUSE] TOGETHER, TOGETHER, WE DID WHAT WE HAD TO DO. WE ESTABLISHED A FOUNDATION TO MAKE QUÉBEC FOR PROSPEROUS, MORE FAIR, AND MORE ECOLOGICALLY FRIENDLY. WE’RE NOW QUÉBEC SEEN WITH RESPECT AS A PROVINCE IMPROVING ON ALL LEVELS. WE ARE NOW A QUÉBEC WE CAN ALL BE PROUD OF. SO MY HEAD IS HIGH AT THE END OF THIS DAY. [APPLAUSE] BELIEVE ME, I LEAVE QUÉBEC IN A MUCH BETTER STATE THAN I FOUND IN 2016. I AM PROUD OF WHAT WE’VE DONE AND CONFIDENT IN OUR FUTURE. I AM CONVINCED THAT OUR COMMITMENT IS THE RIGHT ONE. THIS EVENING EACH VOTE COUNTED. AS OF TOMORROW, AND FOR EVERY SINGLE DAY FOLLOWING, EACH VOICE WILL COUNT. AN ELECTION IS A MEANS, NOT AN END. OUR COMMITMENT IS TO QUÉBEC. TO ALL QUÉBECERS FROM ALL ORIGINS TO MAKE ONE SINGLE PEOPLE, WITH AN OPEN, INCLUSIVE MODERN VISION OF OUR SOCIETY. MY FELLOW ENGLISH SPEAKING QUÉBECERS, I WANT TO SAY, STAY WITH US. BUILD OUR QUÉBEC WITH ALL QUÉBECERS. YES, FRENCH IS OUR OFFICIAL LANGUAGE. ENGLISH IS NOT A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN QUÉBEC. [APPLAUSE] YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AMONG US, PART OF US, PART OUR HISTORY. [Speaking French]>>Translator: OF COURSE, WE ACCEPT THE POPULATION’S DECISION. IT IS CLEAR AS THE LEADER OF THE PARTY I NEED TO ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DEVELOPMENTS THIS EVENING, THEREFORE, I HAVE TO CONSIDER MY PERSONAL FUTURE. IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE INSTABILITY, I WILL TAKE ONLY A FEW DAYS TO THINK ABOUT MY FUTURE, DEAR FRIENDS. I WILL LEAVE YOU WITH THESE WORDS. A PARTY OR GOVERNMENT CANNOT ATTEMPT TO MANUFACTURE FUTURE. THEY CAN ONLY SHAPE TODAY. THE SOCIETY WILL THEN CREATE ITS FUTURE. I TRUST OUR FUTURE. I TRUST QUÉBEC. I TRUST OUR PEOPLE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Debra: PHILIPPE COUILLARD EMBRACING HIS WIFE. AND MAKING QUITE A SPEECH TONIGHT. FIRST OF ALL, SAYING THAT HE WILL REFLECT ON THE FUTURE OF HIS CAREER. WHETHER HE’LL STAY OR GO. AND HE WILL HAVE AN ANSWER FOR PEOPLE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. HE SPOKE IN ENGLISH, SPEAKING SPECIFICALLY AND DIRECTLY TO THE ANGLOPHONES. ENGLISH IS NOT A FOREIGN LANGUAGE. THINGS HE SAID OVER AND OVER TO THE ANGLOPHONE COMMUNITY. HE IS AN AVOWED FEDERALIST AND UNITER IN THIS COUNTRY. HE SAYS HE’S LEAVING AS PREMIER WITH HIS HEAD HELD HIGH. AND HE GOT UP ON THE STAGE TONIGHT APPEARING AS THOUGH HE FELT SORT OF RELIEVED IN A SENSE. THAT WAS MUCH CALMER THAN I’VE SEEN HIM.>>Nancy: DID NOT SEEM ANGRY, DID NOT SEEM BITTER. SAID HE WASN’T BITTER AND TOLD LIBERAL SUPPORTERS, WORKERS, THEY SHOULDN’T BE. BUT TO BE HONEST, TOOK CREDIT FOR THE CAQ WIN THERE, SAY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT QUÉBECERS WERE IN — IF QUÉBECERS WERE IN THE POSITION TO CHOOSE, IT WAS BECAUSE OF HIM, HE GOT THINGS IN ORDER AND THE CAQ SHOULD TAKE THE MOMENTUM AND RUN WITH IT, BUT IT WAS BECAUSE OF HIM.>>THERE WAS A SENSE OF RELIEF, BUT THERE WAS A SENSE HE DIDN’T THINK IT WAS GOING TO BE THIS BAD. THIS IS THE WORST SHARE OF THE PARTY AND THE LOWEST SEAT COUNT SINCE 1976, WHICH WAS A SIGNIFICANT ELECTION FOR QUÉBEC. IF WE LOOK AT HOW THINGS BREAK DOWN FOR THE LIBERALS REGIONALLY, YOU CAN SEE HOW THE NUMBERS DIDN’T COME OUT. ONLY AREA THEY LED WAS ON THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL, BUT EVEN THERE, DOWN 16 POINTS TO 43%. EVERYWHERE ELSE, THEY’RE AT 27% OR LOWER. IN THIRD PLACE IN THE REGION NORTH OF MONTREAL AND EASTERN QUÉBEC. SOME VERY SIGNIFICANT DECREASES IN SUPPORT. AND THIS IS REALLY, AGAIN, HISTORICALLY POOR PARDON MES ON FORT LIBERALS — PERFORMANCE FOR THE LIBERALS AND A LOT LOWER THAN THE POLLS WERE SHOWING BY THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN, BUT A LOT LOWER THAT PEOPLE EXPECTED, INCLUDING PEOPLE IN THE LIBERAL PARTY.>>Debra: YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THE LIBERAL PARTY ITSELF AND HOW IT NEEDS TO REFLECT ABOUT THE PARTY ITSELF, THE LEADERS THEY CHOOSE. ANYBODY COME TO MIND THAT COULD PICK UP?>>Nancy: WELL THERE, ARE A FEW OUT THERE.>>MIGHT NOT GET ELECTED.>>Nancy: THAT WE THOUGHT, HE’S ON THE LIST, BECAUSE I THOUGHT THAT’S A SURE RIDING, A BRIGHT YOUNG CABINET MINISTER. HE WAS THE TRANSPORT MINISTER. BUT THERE IS NO ONE REALLY STANDING OUT. AT THIS POINT, YOU HAVE TO SAY, WELL, WHO WANTS TO TAKE OVER? SOMEBODY WILL. IT’S STILL A NATURAL GOVERNING PARTY. YOU THINK THEY CAN EKE SOMETHING OUT HERE. BUT IT MAKES ME WONDER ABOUT PHILIPPE COUILLARD SAYING I’LL STAY ON FOR A FEW DAYS AND WHAT THAT PLAN IS. DOES HE RUN IT BY HIS CAUCUS? DOES HE LOOK AND SEE IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELSE I CAN DO? WE SAW BY HIS FINANCIAL RECORDS, HE’S NOT A WEALTHY MAN. SO I DON’T KNOW WHETHER HE WILL DEPEND ON THAT TRANSITION PACKAGE, WHICH HE WOULDN’T GET IF HE LEAVES RIGHT AWAY.>>Debra: MIND YOU, BEING A NEUROSURGEON.>>Nancy: I DON’T THINK YOU CAN TAKE TEN YEARS OFF.>>Debra: BUT JUST HAVING THOSE CREDENTIALS.>>FORTIN HE HAS BEEN ELECTED. PONTIAC IS NOT ONE OF THOSE. HE COULD THEN BE.>>Debra: WE HAVE MORE RIDINGS TO LOOK AT.>>WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT SOME RIDINGS. ANJOU, RE-ELECTED. WE’RE LOOKING AT THE RIDING OF JEAN TALON. PROULX RESISTED THE BLUE WAVE. MAURICE-RICHARD, ANOTHER TIGHT RACE. AND PONTIAC, RESISTED THE BLUE WAVE. OUTGOING TRANSPORT MINISTER FORTIN WINNING THAT RIDING. VIAU ALSO HOLDING OFF THE BLUE WAVE. THAT IS BENJAMIN. WE CAN TELL YOU THERE WILL BE TWO BYELECTIONS IN THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL.>>THANKS, SEAN. YOU HAVE MORE PICKUPS IN PLACES.>>WE THOUGHT WE’D LOOK AT WHERE QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE HAD DONE WELL. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT — WE’RE GOING THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS. THAT IS THE RIDING OF SHERBROOKE CHRETIEN’S OLD RIDING. THE LEAD IS SUBSTANTIAL. LABRIE. MORE THAN A THOUSAND LEAD THERE. AND THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL, WHICH IS ANOTHER BIG AREA FOR QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE. THEY’VE GOT ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX RIDINGS THEY’VE GOT. THIS WAS A RIDING WHERE THE MNA HAD TO RESIGN BECAUSE OF A BIT OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT SCANDAL, IF NOT SEXUAL ASSAULT SCANDAL, WHERE EVERYTHING WAS DENIED, BUT HE WAS OUT OF CAUCUS. HE RESIGNED. GEORGE WAS HIS CHIEF OF STAFF, HE RAN THE INVISIBLE CAMPAIGN. REFUSED TO DO INTERVIEWS. THE QUÉBEC CITY REGION. QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE DID WELL. WE WERE EXPECTING THE RIDING OF TASCHEREAU, BUT THEY’RE DOING WELL IN JEAN-LESAGE. IT’S STILL JUST A LEAD AND IT’S PRETTY CLOSE, ZANETTI DOING WELL. AND AS WE MENTIONED, THERE IS IN THE ABITIBI-OUEST, A UNIVERSITY TOWN, LEAD, BUT THAT IS TIGHT, UNDER A HUNDRED VOTES, BUT THAT’S GOING TO BE A RACE TO WATCH.>>A COUPLE OF HORSE RACES WE’LL BE FOLLOWING FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS. WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE DEVASTATION OR THE PARTI QUÉBÉCOIS. MORE BAD NEWS FOR THE PARTI QUEBECOIS TONIGHT AS WE LEARNED THAT THEIR LEADER HAS NOW BEEN DEFEATED BY MAR SAL. JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE GOES DOWN TO MAR SAL. ULTIMATELY, HE HAS GONE DOWN TO DEFEAT. QUITE A DEVASTATING NIGHT FOR JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE.>>Nancy: IT’S GOT TO BE TOUGH. HE’S BRILLIANT. I KNOW IT PROBABLY DOESN’T LOOK LIKE IT RIGHT NOW, BUT HE HAS A LONG HISTORY OF BEING A SPEECH WRITER, A STRATEGIST, JOURNALIST, AUTHOR. RAN A THINK TANK. A VERY SMART GUY. AND YOU KNOW, REALLY STARTED OFF THE CAMPAIGN ON A HIGH. HUGE RALLIES. LOTS OF SUPPORT. THE P.Q. HAS A HUGE BASE. THE MOST DONATIONS ON A PERSONAL LEVEL OF ANY PARTY. AND HE SEEMED TO BE TAPPING INTO THAT, HAVING FUN WITH THE CAMPAIGN AND THEN IT GOT GRIMMER AND GRIMMER. THE P.Q. WAS SUPPOSED TO MERGE WITH QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE, TRYING TO CONSOLIDATE SOVEREIGNTIST FORCES IN QUÉBEC. THAT DIDN’T WORK BECAUSE QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE SAID NO. NOW I SAY, WHY WOULD QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE SAY YES? THEY HAVE THE WIND IN THEIR SAILS. THE P.Q. IS SINKING. WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF THE PARTY? IT’S GONE FROM LOOKING PRETTY GOOD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CAMPAIGN — ALTHOUGH EVEN THEY PEOPLE WERE SAYING THEY MIGHT HAVE FEWER THAN TEN SEATS.>>Eric: AND RIGHT NOW, WE’RE ONLY SEEING TWO PERCENTAGE POINTS. A GAIN OF EIGHT POINTS OF QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE. A LOSS OF 8 POINTS FOR THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. SO EVEN THOUGH THE QUÉBEC LEADER MAY END UP WITH A TIE IN SEATS, THEY HAVE THE WIND IN THEIR SAILS AS YOU SAY. I WOULD THINK IF THERE WAS MERGER TALKS, THEY WOULD HAVE A LOT OF POWER AT THE BARGAINING TABLE.>>Debra: IT’S INTERESTING TO SEE THAT THE TWO ESTABLISHED PARTIES, THE P.Q. AND THE LIBERAL ARE THE TWO PARTIES THAT WILL BE LOOKING INWARD AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WENT WRONG, WHERE DO WE GO, WHAT IS OUR FUTURE?>>ONCE YOU TAKE SOVEREIGNTY OFF THE TABLE AS AN ISSUE AND PEOPLE HAVE A CHOICE BASED ON POLICY, IT OPENS EVERYTHING UP.>>Eric: YOU HAVE A SOLID MAJORITY OF QUÉBECERS VOTING FOR THESE TWO NEW PARTIES, PARTIES THAT HAVE NEVER GOVERNED THE PROVINCE BEFORE.>>Debra: LET’S GO TO SIMON NAKONECHNY WITH THE PARTI QUEBECOIS HEADQUARTERS TONIGHT.>>Reporter: YOU MENTIONED EXISTENTIAL QUESTIONS, THERE IS KIND OF AN EXISTENTIAL DREAD HERE. IT’S DIFFICULT TO TALK TO ANYBODY. NOBODY WANTS TO TALK. AND AS NANCY MENTIONED EARLIER, ABOUT QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE HAVING SORT OF THE UPPER HAND, I SPOKE TO ONE MEMBER HERE, A YOUTH ORGANIZER AND SHE SAID SHE WOULD LOVE AT THIS POINT TO FORM AN ALLIANCE WITH QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE, BUT WHY WOULD QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE WANT TO FORM AN ALLIANCE WITH THE P.Q.? JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE MET WITH MANON MASSE. JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE HAD THIS GIANT MEDIA CARAVAN FOLLOWING HIM. JOURNALISTS. MANON MASSE WAS IN A QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE TENT HANDING OUT BUTTONS ON THE STREET. WENT UP TO HIM, SHOOK HIS HAND AND YOU SAW THE BIG, BIG P.Q. CAMPAIGN MACHINE AND MARISSAL HANDING OUT BUTTONS ON THE STREET. THE TABLES ARE TURNED. LISÉE DEFEATED IN HIS RIDING. MARISSAL WILL CARRY THE BANNER. AT THIS POINT, IT’S HARD TO SEE HOW LISÉE CONTINUES. THERE WILL PROBABLY BE A SEAT CHANGE HERE AFTER THE SHOCK HAS WORN OFF.>>Debra: THIS HAS BEEN A BIG ELECTION FOR WOMEN IN QUÉBEC. OF ALL OF THE PARTIES, THE FOUR MAIN PARTIES, 47% OF THE CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN WOMEN. SO HAVE THEY MADE GAINS IN THIS ELECTION. WELL, YES, INDEED. 44 HAVE BEEN ELECTED WITH A LEAD OF 8. SO THERE IS A CHANGE THERE OF 18. BUT 44 IS THE PROJECTION FOR ELECTION. 41 WOMEN ELECTED WAS THE RECORD SET BACK IN 2012. THERE WERE 37 WOMEN MNAs IN THE LAST NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, A DISSOLUTION. SO THERE ARE DEFINITELY GAINS THERE AND RECORD HIGH OF ELECTED MNAs GOING TO QUÉBEC CITY. SO A GOOD NIGHT FOR WOMEN. AND A GOOD NIGHT FOR CAQ WOMEN WITH 24 ELECTED. SEAN, YOU’VE GOT MORE WOMEN CANDIDATES?>>Reporter: WE’LL SHOW YOU WHERE THEY WON. WE’RE GOING TO START WITH LOUIS HEBERT. SHE WON THAT SEAT IN A BYELECTION LAST YEAR, AND THAT WAS A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME FOR THE PARTY. REPENT IGNY. LAVALLÉE, FENDING OFF TREMBLAY. NATHALIE ROY ELECTED SINCE THE CAQ FORMED A PARTY. THIS IS HER THIRD ELECTION. SHE SAID IT’S NOT OVER. IT IS OF, SHE WAS RE-ELECTED. DANIEL McCANN, THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH, SANGUINET IN THE SOUTH SHORE, PROJECTED WINNER. AS WE HAD SAID BEFORE IN THE CAQ GOVERNMENT, SHE COULD BE A POTENTIAL HEALTH MINISTER. REMEMBER ALL THE PARTY SAID THAT IF THEY WERE TO FORM GOVERNMENT NO MORE DOCTORS AS HEALTH MINISTERS.>>Debra: AND SPEAKING OF CABINET, FRANCOIS LEGAULT HAS SAID HE WOULD BE PARITY IN HIS CABINET. HE IS TALKING ABOUT 20-25 MEMBERS OF CABINET. AND YOU’VE GOT TO THINK THAT SOME OF THOSE NAMES THAT SEAN JUST MENTIONED, WHETHER IT’S McCANN, WOULD BE IN THE CABINET.>>Nancy: THERE ARE A FEW OTHERS, TALKING ABOUT SONIA LE BEL, WHO MADE HER NAME BY BEING A PROSECUTOR IN THE CHARBONNEAU COMMISSION. FOR THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC TEAM IN PYEONGCHANG. BLAIS AN EXTREMELY POPULAR MINISTER WITH THE LIBERALS BEFORE SHE LEFT POLITICS AND THEN CAME BACK WITH THE CAQ. SHE WAS THE MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR SENIORS. SHE COULD BE BACK. BUT THERE ARE OTHER NAMES. A MARKETING STRATEGIST. ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE SPECIALIST, MAYBE WE NEED THAT THIS QUÉBEC. AND CHIASSON, C.E.O. OF AERO NAUGHTICS COMPANY. HE HAS SAID THAT PARITY IS THE GOAL. GAÉTAN BARRETTE PROJECTED WINNER IN LA PIN IERE. WE DIDN’T HEAR VERY MUCH FROM GAÉTAN BARRETTE. HE WAS ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, BUT DURING THE CAMPAIGN, THE PARTY DIDN’T PUT HIM OUT THERE. HE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE CAUSED TROUBLE. VACHON, FORMER SPOKESPERSON FOR MONTREAL POLICE. LAFRENIERE. REALLY COMFORTABLE LEAD PROJECTED WINNER ON THE SOUTH SHORE. HIVON, DEPUTY LEADER, HOLDING ONTO HER SEAT TONIGHT. THIS MUST BE A SIGH OF RELIEF FOR THE PARTI QUEBECOIS, NOW THAT JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE, THE LEADER OF THE PARTI QUEBECOIS LOST IN OUTREMONT. AND CHAMPLAIN, SONIA LE BEL, FORMER PROSECUTOR FOR THE CHARBONNEAU COMMISSION. SHE WON THAT SEAT QUITE HANDILY TONIGHT, FENDING OFF THE LIBERAL INCUMBENT.>>Debra: THANK YOU. WE’RE GOING TAKE A TRIP OUT TO QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE HEADQUARTERS WITH SUDHA KRISHNAN RIGHT NOW. CHEERS THERE AGAIN.>>Reporter: ALL RIGHT. WELL, YOU CAN HEAR THE CHEERS IN THE ROOM. HE’S ABOUT TO MAKE A SPEECH, BECAUSE THIS IS QUITE SOMETHING, A FORMER POLITICAL COLUMNIST DEFEATING THE LEADER OF THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK. [ ♪♪♪ ] QUITE A BIT OF ENERGY AT QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE HEADQUARTERS.>>Debra: WE JUST LOST THAT IMAGE FOR A SECOND. NANCY, I WANT TO BRING YOU IN ON THIS, THAT WAS QUITE A MOMENT, TO SEE HIM SO JUBILANT AND RAUCOUS CROWD. WE KNOW EACH OTHER. WE HANG OUT AS JOURNALISTS AND HE WAS A VERY SMART POLITICAL JOURNALIST. STARTED OFF AS QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE CANDIDATE WITH A BIT OF A BUMP, BECAUSE HE LEFT AND SHOPPED AROUND A LITTLE BIT. WAS APPROACHED BY THE FEDERAL LIBERALS. TALKED TO THEM. THEN WENT TO QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE. AND WAS NOT TRANSPARENT ABOUT THIS. AND THEN AFTER ADMITTED HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN. HE WAS INTERESTED IN SOME KIND OF POLITICAL CAREER. HE DID RUN — SIMON WAS TALKING ABOUT HANDING OUT BUTTONS UNDER A TENT — HE RANT A GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN IN ROSEMONT. PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS KIND OF CRAZY. HE WAS A VERY GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THE PARTY TO GRAB, WHY PUT HIM IN A RIDING WHERE HE WOULD HAVE A TOUGH TIME WINNING? THERE YOU GO. HE DID IT.>>Eric: IN THE END, IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING OUT FOR HIM. BUT YOU SAW THE CROWD, YOU THINK THEY FORMED THE GOVERNMENT. THEY’RE EXCITED TO HAVE 10 SEATS. BUT IT IS A BIG NIGHT FOR QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE.>>Debra: I WANT TO GO TO KATE McKENNA, WITH A MINISTER OF PHILIPPE COUILLARD’S CABINET.>>I AM HERE WITH DOMINIQUE, RE-ELECTED TONIGHT. WE HEARD PHILIPPE COUILLARD A FEW MINUTES AGO SAYING HE IS REFLECTING ON THE POLITICAL FUTURE, YOUR NAME WAS ONE THAT WAS DISCUSSED AS POSSIBLE LEADER OF THE LIBERAL PARTY. IS A LEADERSHIP SOMETHING YOU’RE CONSIDERING?>>THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT SOMETHING WE’RE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE A LEADER AND IT’S PHILIPPE COUILLARD AND I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT HE THINKS ABOUT THIS. BUT AGAIN, IT WAS A PRIVILEGE FOR ME TO WORK WITH PHILIPPE COUILLARD AND WILL BE PRIVILEGE FOR ME TO WORK FOR HIM, ASSUMING HE DECIDES TO STAY WITH US.>>Reporter: YOU WERE SPEAKING WITH SUPPORTERS HERE, HUGGING THEM, TALKING TO THEM. HOW ARE YOU FEELING IN >>FIRST OF ALL, I’M HAPPY ABOUT THE ELECTION, MY ELECTION, BUT OF COURSE, WE LOOK AT THE RESULTS, THEY ARE DISAPPOINTING. BUT YOU KNOW, THE LIBERAL BODY IS STRONG. THE LIBERAL BODY SELECTED A NUMBER OF GOOD CANDIDATES. IF YOU LOOK AT THE PEOPLE, VERY GOOD CALIBER. SO WE KNOW WE WILL BE A STRONG OPPOSITION, RESPONSIBLE OPPOSITION FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS.>>Reporter: SOMETHING THAT MR. ARCAND SAID A FEW MINUTES AGO, HE SAID MINORITIES, STANDING UP FOR MINORITIES IS NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE, DO YOU THINK IMMIGRATION COST YOU THE ELECTION?>>I’LL LEAVE THE ANALYSIS TO THE PEOPLE WHO DO SO. WHAT EXCITED ME WITH THE LIBERAL BODY WAS THE SET OF VALUES THAT GUIDED THE DECISIONS WE MAKE. IN POLITICS, YOU HAVE TO BE READY TO FACE DIFFICULT TIMES, BUT AS LONG AS YOU’RE TRUE TO WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN, THAT’S WHAT MATTERS.>>Reporter: YOU JOINED THE LIBERAL PARTY AFTER BEING PART OF THE CAQ, ARE YOU REGRETTING THAT CHOICE?>>THERE IS NOT A DAY THAT I REGRET LEAVING THE CAQ FOR THE LIBERAL PARTY.>>Reporter: THAT IS DOMINIC AN GLADE. RE-ELECTED. I WANT TO BRING NANCY WOOD BACK IN. YOU’RE LOOKING AT REGIONS AND THE LAVAL AREA.>>Nancy: LAVAL IN THE BEGINNING OF THE EVENING LOOKED LIKE IT WAS GOING WITH THE CAQ WAVE, BUT NOW THERE IS ONLY ONE SEAT THAT IS CAQ, WHICH IS SAINTE ROSE. GUY OUELLETTE WAS ARRESTED BY THE ANTI-CORRUPTION SQUAD, LAST WEEK CONTESTED THOSE SEARCH WARRANTS AND WON. BUT LET’S GO BACK TO LAVAL. ANOTHER RIDING WE THOUGHT WOULD BE THE BELLWETHER, BECAUSE IT USUALLY IS AND IT WAS GOING THE CAQ WAY, BUT RIGHT NOW IT IS NARROWLY HELD BY THE LIBERALS. IT DOES LOOK LIKE LAVAL DID STAY RED LIKE THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL. BUT THERE IS ONE CAQ SEAT THERE.>>Debra: BACK OUT TO CATHY SENAY. YOU’RE WITH MARGARITE BLAIS.>>THIS IS THE FIFTH TIME. YOUR FIFTH MANDATE.>>YES, DO YOU BELIEVE IT?>>Reporter: FIFTH ELECTION, THAT’S AMAZING.>>I HAVE EXPERIENCE, BUT IT WAS MY FIRST OUTSIDE OF MONTREAL. AND IN MONTREAL, I HAD ONLY ONE MAYOR. AND I HAVE TO WORK WITH SIX MAYORS.>>Reporter: THAT’S A LOT.>>THAT’S DIFFERENT.>>Reporter: LET’S GO BACK, MRS. BLAIS, YOU TOOK OFFICE IN 2007. ELECTED IN 2007, 2008, 2012, 2015 AND THEN 2014 REFLECTED.>>15 OF SEPTEMBER. I QUIT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. MY HUSBAND GOT SICK, DIED AND IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME. I WAS A CAREGIVER. AND AFTER THAT, WHEN I CAME BACK TO WORK AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY I WASN’T THERE ANYMORE.>>Reporter: AND YOU WERE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SENIORS ANYMORE.>>NO, BUT IT WAS NOT ONLY THE REASON. ALL KINDS OF THINGS THAT I DON’T WANT TO TALK, BECAUSE IT’S LIKE BETWEEN ME AND PHILIPPE COUILLARD. LET’S KEEP IT THAT WAY. BUT I DECIDED IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO RETIRE. I WROTE A BOOK AND DID CONFERENCE ABOUT CAREGIVERS AND I WAS SEEING PEOPLE WHO WERE CRYING DURING THE CONFERENCE. AND I SAID, HEY, THEY NEED RESPITE, THERE NEED MORE SERVICES. SO I WROTE A SECOND BOOK THAT WAS LAUNCHED THE 22ND OF AUGUST. I DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO DO — >>Reporter: THE PROMOTION?>>– THE PROMOTION BECAUSE THE ELECTION WAS LAUNCHED THE NEXT DAY. SO IN THE LAST CHAPTER OF THE BOOK, I WAS ASKING THE POLITICAL PARTIES TO DO A NATIONAL POLICY FOR CAREGIVERS. AND THAT’S WHY I CAME BACK. BECAUSE FRANCOIS LEGAULT THAT I MET, WHEN I SAID TO HIM THE ONLY REASON WHY I WOULD COME BACK IS FOR THAT. AND BECAUSE WE NEED SERVICES FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING IN SS. AND WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN THEIR HOME. OTHERWISE, I DON’T WANT TO COME BACK. I’M RETIRED. I’M A GRANDMOTHER, SOY WANT TO STAY HOME. HE SAID, OK, WE’LL DO IT. I SAID I WANT YOU TO SAY IT IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. I WANT PEOPLE TO BELIEVE YOU. HE DID IT. IT WAS AN ENGAGEMENT. I SAID TO MYSELF, IF YOU DON’T WIN, DOESN’T MATTER, BECAUSE WHAT YOU WANT, THE NATIONAL POLICY WILL BE DONE IF IT BECOMES PRIME MINISTER. YOU KNOW?>>Reporter: WE SHOULD EXPECT THAT IN THE FIRST YEAR PERHAPS OF THE MANDATE OF MR. LEGAULT.>>OF COURSE.>>Reporter: LAST QUESTION.>>WELL, MAYBE I’M NOT GOING TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT. IT’S HIS PREROGATIVE AS PRIME MINISTER.>>AND MR. COUILLARD THINKING ABOUT HIS FUTURE? WELL, YOU KNOW, IT’S ALWAYS SAD FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE LOSING. THERE ARE WINNERS AND LOSERS AND IT’S SAD. MR. COUILLARD IS A VERY, VERY INTELLIGENT PERSON. BUT HE IS REALLY IN HIS HEAD. AND PEOPLE NEED A LOT OF EMOTION.>>Reporter: MRS. BLAIS, WE’RE GOING TO LEAVE YOU AND LET YOU GO BACK TO YOUR NIGHT AND ENJOY.>>CAN I SAY ONE WORD. THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO WORKED FOR EVERYBODY DURING THIS ELECTION. ON THOSE WORDS, WE’LL GET BACK TO YOU, DEBRA.>>CATHY SENAY WITH MARGARITE BLAIS. SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT BAD BLOOD IN THE PAST WITH PHILIPPE COUILLARD, BUT DIDN’T WANT TO GO INTO THAT. I WANT TO GO TO MORE CONGRATULATIONS COMING IN FROM ANDREW SCHEER, AND JAGMEET SINGH. ANDREW SCHEER SAYING HE’S LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH MR. LEGAULT IN THE FUTURE AND WISHES HIM WELL. ERIC, STILL SOME RACES OUT THERE THAT ARE TOO CLOSE TO CALL.>>Eric: WE’RE STILL WAITING ON 13 RIDINGS. WE HAVEN’T MADE PROJECTIONS YET. THERE ARE A LOT OF CLOSE ONES. IT HANGS IN THE BALANCE, PARTI QUEBECOIS, BECAUSE IF THEY FLIP GASPÉ, AND BOUR GET, THEY HAVE TO HANG ON TO UNGAVA AND DUPLESSIS. WE’RE STILL WAITING TO MAKE CALLS IN 13 RIDINGS. STILL TO CLOSE TO DETERMINE WHO WILL BE THE MNA FOR THOSE RIDINGS.>>>PEOPLE SITTING ON THEIR EDGE OF THE SEAT. BOUR GET, CAMPEAU, A VERY SLIM LEAD WITH HIM. THIS IS CAMPEAU’S THIRD TIME RUNNING FOR ELECTION. GASPÉ, BOULAY, LEADING BY A SLIM MARGIN. 19 VOTES. 118 OUT OF 132. REPORTING THE PARTI QUEBECOIS WAS HOPING TO HOLD ONTO THAT SEAT. THE LIBERALS ON THE OTHER HAND HOPING TO HOLD ONTO IS DEMADELEINE. ADRIENNE ARSENAULT IT HAS BEEN A BELLWETHER RIDING. WILL THAT HOLD TONIGHT? WE DON’T KNOW, BECAUSE PALO IS IN THE LEAD AND THE LIBERALS WILL BE FORMING THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION. I NOTE A LOT OF RIDINGS WHERE THE CANDIDATES ARE LEADING BY FEWER THAN 100 VOTES.>>Debra: SEVERAL RACES, AS ERIC WAS SAYING, 13 RACES STILL VERY, VERY TIGHT. WE’RE GOING TO GO BACK OUT TO KATE McKENNA, AND ONE RIDING THAT IS NOT TIGHT, IS WESTMOUNT.>>YES, I’M WITH JENNIFER NOW. SHE WON BY A DECISIVE MARGIN. A LOT OF VIEWERS KNOW HER AS THE FORMER QUÉBEC ENGLISH SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT. SO CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN, JENNIFER, HOW ARE YOU FEELING?>>I’M FEELING GOOD, BITTERSWEET, HAPPY TO RUN IN MY RIDING, BUT UNHAPPY WE’RE MOVING INTO A MINORITY GOVERNMENT.>>Reporter: WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON THE CAQ’S PROMISE TO ABOLISH SCHOOL BOARDS? IS THAT SOMETHING YOUR OPPOSITION PARTY WILL BE FIGHTING AGAINST?>>ABSOLUTELY, NOTHING CHANGES BECAUSE WE’RE IN THE MINORITY POSITION. THE RIGHTS TO MANAGE OUR SCHOOL BOARD IS CONSTITUTIONAL AND THEY WILL NOT BE SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR FIEBLTH TO ABOLISH SCHOOL BOARDS.>>Reporter: THEIR PERSPECTIVE IS BECAUSE PARENTS WILL STILL BE INVOLVED IN BUILDING THE GOVERNING BOARDS OF THE SCHOOLS, THAT IT IS CONSTITUTIONAL, BUT YOU DON’T AGREE WITH THAT?>>IT’S CLEAR THAT THE CAQ HAS ZERO UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT A SCHOOL BOARD IS. IT’S AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY. IT INCLUDES THE PARENTS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, IT INCLUDES STUDENTS, TEACHERS. EVERYBODY IS PART OF THE SCHOOL BOARD. YOU ARE A PART OF A SCHOOL BOARD. THE RIGHTS TO CONTROL YOUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS ARE NOT RIGHTS THAT CAN BE THROWN AWAY AND THAT’S A RIGHT THAT IS GUARANTEEDED FOR THE ANGLOPHONE COMMUNITY. A RIGHT IS A RIGHT AND THAT BELONGS TO THE FRANCOPHONE COMMUNITY ALSO. PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE THAT SERIOUSLY.>>Reporter: I’M WONDERING IF YOU FEEL YOU WOULD BE MORE HELPFUL RUNNING SCHOOL BOARDS IN THIS JOB?>>AT THE END OF THE DAY, THIS COMMUNITY HAS SHOWN MET ABILITY TO WORK TOGETHER. WE’RE GOING TO DO THAT. THIS IS A FIGHT THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN ON THE GROUND TOGETHER.>>Reporter: I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR HAD YOUR TIME. THE NEW MNA FOR WESTMOUNT.>>Debra: YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT SCHOOL BOARDS AND THAT IS VERY MUCH AN ISSUE FORT ANGLOPHONE COMMUNITY. AN ISSUE FOR THE FRENCH COMMUNITY. THE CAQ IS TALKING ABOUT CHANGING THOSE BOARDS FROM ACTUAL SCHOOL BOARDS INTO SERVICE CENTRES AND THEN ALSO ELIMINATING SCHOOL ELECTIONS. SO SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS.>>Nancy: IT’S FUNNY TO HEAR JENNIFER TALK ABOUT THE LIBERALS AS THE GREAT DEFENDERS OF THE SCHOOL BOARDS, BECAUSE THEY TABLED A BILL TO GET RID OF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS AND BACKED AWAY FROM IT. THE CAQ WANTS TO ABOLISH SCHOOL BOARDS. IT’S NOT CLEAR, A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED. WE COULD GO ON FOR HOURS. IT WOULD BE DULL. WE USED TO HAVE CONFESSIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS BASED ON RELIGION. THAT TOOK A CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE. SCHOOL BOARDS, ONE OF MANY POLICIES TO GET INTO WITH THE CAQ.>>Debra: WE’RE GOING TO TALK MORE ABOUT POLICIES. I WANT TO GO BACK TO SEAN.>>TIGHT RACE IN SHERBROOKE. QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE IS PREDICTED TO RUN SHERBROOKE. CHRISTINE LABRIE, A PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SHERBROOKE, FENDING OFF LUC FORTIN. THIS WOULD BE AN UP SET, PICARD LOBBIED SCHAR STEPHANE LEBOUYONNEC — THIS RIDING HAD LOW LIBERAL TURNOUT. LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING BACK TO THE PARTI QUEBECOIS, ALTHOUGH THE LEAD IS JUST 14 VOTES. DANCERO RUNNING IN THE RIDING OF THE VERCHER AND IS ON THE WAY TO WIN THAT RIDING TONIGHT.>>WHAT OTHER POLICIES DO YOU THINK — WHAT DO YOU THINK FRANCOIS LEGAULT’S FIRST MOVE WOULD BE?>>AT FIRST, IT’S HARD TO SAY. BLAIS WAS TALKING ABOUT THE POLICY ON AGING POPULATION. HE SAID WE NEED TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE CHSLD, LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, WHERE IT CAME UP OVER AND OVER DURING THE CAMPAIGN, NO ONE WANTS TO END UP. THEY’RE HOSPITAL SETTINGS. HE SAID HE’S GOING TO CREATE SPACES IN DAYCARE. I THINK YOU CANNOT IGNORE THE FACT THAT THE LIBERALS TAMPERED WITH DAYCARE. THE P.Q. BROUGHT THAT IN, THE $5 A DAY DAYCARE. THE LIBERALS SAID LET’S HAVE A SLIDING SCALE. LET’S BRING IT UP. IF A FAMILY INCOME IS ABOVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT, YOU END UP PAYING MORE. IT WENT FROM $7, IN SOME CASES $20. AND NOT ONLY DID YOU — YOU DIDN’T GET A BILL RIGHT AWAY, WHEN YOUR TAXES CAME, YOU GOT DINGED FOR THE ENTIRE AMOUNT. AND A LOT OF ECONOMISTS HAVE SAID THAT DAYCARE IS A FEMINIST ISSUE. IT ALLOWS QUÉBEC TO HAVE ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATES OF PARTICIPATION IN THE WORKFORCE OF MOTHERS. TO HIT MOTHERS THAT WAY, YOU KNOW THAT ALL THOSE FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN SAW THAT BILL. SO FRANCOIS LEGAULT IS SAYING HE WOULD BRING IT BACK TO A FLAT RATE SCALE. THAT MAY HAVE WON HIM A LOT OF VOTES. IF YOU WERE THINKING ABOUT SMOKING MARIJUANA IN TWO WEEKS WHEN IT BECOMES LEGAL, THE CAQ’S POLICY IS IT SHOULDN’T BE LEGAL FOR PEOPLE UNTIL THEY’RE 21. I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY EXPECT TO PASS A LAW IN TWO WEEKS BECAUSE THEY HAVEN’T FORMED A GOVERNMENT. IN THIS CASE, IT BECOMES LEGAL AND THEN YOU REVOKE IT. ANOTHER QUESTION IS THE SECRETARIAT. SOMETHING CREATED BY THE LIBERALS DURING THE DEBATE. FRANCOIS LEGAULT WAS ASKED WHETHER OR NOT HE WOULD MAINTAIN IT. AND HE WAS SAYING AT FIRST, HE SAID YES, AND THEN WHEN QUESTIONED FURTHER, HE SAID I’LL EVALUATE, SEE HOW IT’S WORKING AND IF IT’S WORKING I’LL KEEP IT.>>Debra: IN TERMS OF THE ANGLOPHONE VOTE, FRANCOIS LEGAULT HAS SAID IN THE BEGINNING, FREE YOURSELF OF THE LIBERALS, COME JOIN ME. THEY DIDN’T AND THERE IS EVIDENCE OF THAT TONIGHT.>>Eric: ABSOLUTELY. WE’RE SEEING THAT THE LIBERALS ARE UNDERPERFORMING AMONG FRANCOPHONES. IF YOU LOOK AT DARCY McGEE, THERE IS STILL 77% OF THE VOTE. JACQUES CARTIER 72%. AND THE CAQ BETWEEN 6-12% IN THOSE RIDINGS. A LOT OF ANGLOPHONES STAYED WITH THE LIBERAL PARTY. THEY DID NOT GO TO THE CAQ AS FRANCOIS LEGAULT WAS HOPING.>>Debra: WE HAVE MORE RESULTS COMING IN. QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE.>>WE’RE GOING LOOK AT PLACES WHERE QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE TRIPLED THE SEAT COAT. ZANETTI, FORMER LEADER BEATING OUT THE CAQ CANDIDATE. AND BOURDON HAD A ROCKY START WHEN STARTING POLITICS AND WAS HOPING TO TAKE THE RIDING. LAURIER DORION, WINNING THAT RIDING THE THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM FOR HIM, BEATING OUT THE LIBERAL CANDIDATE IN THAT RIDING. ALSO LOOKING AT ROUYN. A LITTLE MORE OF A LEAD FOR THERRIEN. THIS IS ONE RIDING THAT THE QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE WANTED TO WIN OUTSIDE OF MONTREAL. LOOKS LIKE THEY WERE SUCCESSFUL.>>Debra: IN TERMS OF QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE AND THE PARTI QUEBECOIS, ONE OF THE CONVERSATIONS WE WERE HAVING THROUGH THE CAMPAIGN WAS WHO WOULD HOLD THE BALANCE OF POWER? STILL AN ISSUE. IT DOES SORT OF BEG THE QUESTION ABOUT WHAT KIND OF POWER QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE AND THE P.Q. WILL HAVE IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WITH SO FEW REPRESENTATIVES. WHAT WILL BE THEIR ROLE?>>YEAH, YEAH. THAT IS A REALLY GOOD QUESTION BECAUSE NEITHER OF THEM HAS OFFICIAL PARTY STATUS.>>QUÉBEC LEADERS ARE USED TO THAT AT LEAST. THEY KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING. THE PARTI QUEBECOIS LOSING ALL THE RESOURCES AND SPEAKING TIME IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IS SOMETHING NEW.>>Nancy: AND THE LIBERALS IN A BIT OF DISARRAY. THE OTHER ISSUE IS ELECTORAL REFORM, BECAUSE THE CAQ IS ON THE RECORD SAYING THEY WANT TO SEE THAT.>>Debra: WHEN YOU GET A MAJORITY LIKE THAT, ARE YOU STILL GOING TO GO THROUGH WITH IT?>>Nancy: EXACTLY. WHAT ARE THEY AT 38?>>Eric: THAT MEANS IF THEY GO FORWARD AND DO THIS, FRANCOIS LEGAULT WOULD HAVE TO TELL ABOUT 30 MNAs YOU WILL NOT GET RE-ELECTED IN THE NEXT ELECTION. THAT’S GOING TO BE A HARD SELL. WE’LL SEE IF FRANCOIS LEGAULT WILL NOT DO WHAT HE SAID HE WOULD DO, PROMISE TO ENACT ELECTORAL REFORM AND THEN WHEN YOU WIN THE MAJORITY, SAY — >>Debra: IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THAT PLAYS OUT. BUT SUPPORT FROM QS AND CAQ, NOT THAT THEY NEED IT >>AS BLAIS SAYS IT IS PREROGATIVE. BUT HERE’S SOME OF THE PEOPLE, LA PRAIRIE, DUBAY WASN’T THERE IN THE START, BUT HE IS ON HIS WAY TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. McCANN, THE FORMER HEAD OF PUBLIC HEALTH, RUNNING IN SANGUINET. BLAIS WHO WE SPOKE TO EARLIER COULD BE MINISTER FOR SENIORS, BUT UNDER A CAQ GOVERNMENT. THAT’S A POST SHE HELD IN THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT WHEN LIBERAL MNA AND CABINET MINISTER. AND GUILBUALT. SHE COULD BE IN THE CABINET. SHE WON LAST YEAR BY A LANDSLIDE IN A BIELECTION.>>BACK TO KATE McKENNA NOW IN MONTREAL. THE NEWLY ELECTED. PLEASE STAND BY. … IN THE RIDING. THE PEOPLE WERE TALKING ABOUT A SITUATION, ASKING ME ABOUT PURSUING IT. I FELT LIKE I WAS DOING SOMETHING GOOD. YOU KNOW, TIME WENT ON. THEY VOTED FOR ME. THE REASON I CAME INTO POLITICS IS I WANTED TO HELP PEOPLE. I HAVE SENT A COUPLE OF TEXT MESSAGES TO HELP WITH THE TRANSITION. I APPRECIATE THE PROFESSIONALS.>>Reporter: WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE RIDING?>>WELL, YOU KNOW, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE TRANSFORMATION. THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS. WE WANT WITH THE LOCATION, IT IS IMPORTANT. WE ARE STILL PUSHING. WE BELIEVE IT IS A GOOD THING FOR THE RIDING. AND BEING A SPORTS PERSON, MYSELF, A SPORTS CENTRE. WE NEED THAT. WE NEED SOME SCHOOLS ALSO. YOU KNOW, AS WE GO ON, WE WILL GET THINGS DONE.>>Reporter: ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THE NEW ELECTED MNA.>>Debra: THANK YOU. MAKING HER WAY THROUGH THE CROWD WITH AN ORANGE FLOWER WHICH SEEMS APPROPRIATE. SHE MAKES HER WAY THROUGH THE CROWD AND THE WOMAN IS VERY WELL LIKED. SHE IS A PERSON WHO WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET. VERY AUTHENTIC. SHE IS SO WELL KNOWN TO THE ANGLOPHONE COMMUNITY WHEN SHE STARTED THE CAMPAIGN. I AM PRETTY CERTAIN AT THIS POINT NOW, HER NAME IS WELL KNOWN. SHE WAS BORN IN WINDSOR, IN THE EASTERN TOWNSHIP. SHE CAME FROM A WORKING CLASS FAMILY. HER PARENTS WERE FACTORY WORKERS. SHE HAD AT A TIME A CLOSE CONNECTION WITH THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY. SHOW WAS TOLD SHE SHOULD HANG OUT WITH THE BOYS. SHE SAID THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY, SHE CONNECTED WITH THE THEOLOGY. WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY. SHE WENT TO WORK OUT IN THE COMMUNITY. SHE WORKED AS AN ADVOCATE, MEETING UP WITH THE QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE AND DECIDING THAT WAS HER PLACE. POLITICS WAS A PLACE SHE COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND CONNECT WITH PEOPLE. THAT’S WHAT SHE HAS DONE IN THE ELECTION. THE QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE WITH 10 SEATS. IT IS A REMARKABLE NIGHT FOR QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE. PEOPLE DID NOT THINK SHE COULD ACHIEVE THIS. SHE HAS COME A LONG WAY AND HAS MANAGED TO DO QUITE SOMETHING REMARKABLE TONIGHT. LET’S LISTEN IN FOR A SECOND WHILE SHE MAKES HER WAY THROUGH THE CROWD. WHY DON’T WE GO NOW TO THE ROOM. CURIOUS TO GET YOUR VANTAGE POINT FROM WHERE YOU WATCH AS SHE MAKES HER WAY THROUGH THE CROWD.>>Reporter: IT IS QUITE THE SCENE HERE. ALL NIGHT, THE CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN MAKING VICTORY SPEECH AFTER VICTORY. THIS IS A SOLID VICTORY FOR QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE. QUITE THE AMAZING NIGHT. I MEAN THIS ROOM IS FILLING UP AND FILLING UP. THERE HAVE BEEN CHEERS. IT PAID OFF. THE SURGING SUPPORT YOU WILL SEE, IT TRANSLATED INTO SEAT. IT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS. QUITE THE NIGHT. AND WE ARE SEEING HER MAKE HER WAY THROUGH THE CROWD.>>PEOPLE JUST LIKE HER.>>SHE DID QUITE REMARKABLE. DURING THE DEBATE, IT WAS QUITE SOMETHING TO WATCH WHILE THE THREE MEN, YOU KNOW, WOULD HAVE THEIR MOMENTS WHERE THEY WOULD HAVE INTENSE DEBATES ON ISSUES. SHE WOULD SIT BACK AND WAIT UNTIL THEY WERE FINISHED. AT TIMES, YOU KNOW, ROLLING HER EYES IN FRUSTRATION WITH THEM TALKING OVER EACH OTHER. WHETHER IN FRENCH OR ENGLISH, SHE WOULD MAKE HER POINT. IT ALWAYS GOT TO THE POINT. AND THERE SHE IS RAISING HER FIST. AND SOAKING IN EVERYTHING SHE ACCOMPLISHED OVER THE LAST 39 DAYS. [INDISCERNIBLE] >>[Speaking French] [Voice of interpreter]: QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE IS NOT A PARTY [INDISCERNIBLE] QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE, FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT THINGS TO CHANGE. TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE VOTED FOR QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE. YOU CAN COUNT ON THE BIGGEST TEAM OF PEOPLE THAT YOU HAVE EVER SEEN IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY. AND ACTUALLY, ALL OF YOU WHO CAME. THANK YOU TO ALL 125 CANDIDATES. YOU ARE PART. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [Voice of interpreter]: IT IS NOW MY TURN. [INDISCERNIBLE] THANK YOU. I LOVE YOU. A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU. THANK YOU, YOU HAVE GIVEN SO MUCH OF YOURSELVES. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO [INDISCERNIBLE] I AM HONOURED TODAY. THANK YOU AGAIN. DEEP FAITH TO ALL THAT MADE THE CAMPAIGN POSSIBLE. AND ALL WHO WORKED NOT ASKING FOR ANYTHING IN RETURN. I THANK YOU TO MY SUPPORTERS WHO WORKED HARD. YOU ELECTED ME IN THIS BEAUTIFUL PROVINCE. [INDISCERNIBLE] WE HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO ACCOMPLISH IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE. WE HAVE HAD A RESPECTFUL CAMPAIGN. THANK YOU FOR THAT. I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A SALUTE. SOVEREIGNTY NEEDS TO BECOME… [INDISCERNIBLE] SOLIDARITY. IN THE NAME OF THE ONTARIO AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY. THE YOUNG PEOPLE. UNDER THE ONLY NATIONAL INTEREST IN CANADA. YET, ELECTIONS COME AND GO. WE WILL WORK JOINTLY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE. I WOULD LIKE MAKE THE ISLAND CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN INDIGENOUS [INDISCERNIBLE]. NEGOTIATING BETWEEN NATIONS. OUR PROJECT, THIS WONDERFUL PROJECT IS TO SEE THE FUTURE WITHOUT LOSING SIGHT OF ANY GOAL FROM THE BEGINNING OR PRINCIPLE OR DREAMS FROM THE BEGINNING. THIS WILL GUIDE US. IT HAS GUIDED US FROM THE BEGINNING. IT WILL GUIDE US TO A FREE, FAIR NATION. I CONGRATULATED FRANCOIS LEGAULT ON BEHALF OF QUEBEC SOLIDAIRE. MR. LEGAULT, YOU HAVE A LOT OF RESPONSIBILITY. EVEN IF YOU [INDISCERNIBLE] THE ECOLOGICAL AND ENERGY TRANSITION IS TOO IMPORTANT. IT CANNOT WAIT FOR ANOTHER ELECTION. THE PRIORITIES, OUR SITUATION IS TOO. HOW WE FEEL. TOO MUCH DELAY IN HEALTH AND EDUCATION. OUR WORKERS HAVE WAITED ENOUGH. WE NEED REFORM. WE ARE READY TO WORK FOR CHANGE. MR. LEGAULT, TOMORROW, YOU MAY HAVE ALL THE POWER. BECAUSE OF THE ELECTORAL VOTE, YOU NEED TO WORK. ONE THE SUPPORT OF THE POPULATION. BECAUSE OF THE ELECTION.>>Debra: LET’S LISTEN IN TO FRANCOIS LEGAULT’S SPEECH.>>THE ENVIRONMENT. ESTABLISHING A CONNECTION. MORE FRENCH. WE HAVE CREATED A RECORD NUMBER. [INDISCERNIBLE] THINGS ARE GOING TO BE FAVOURABLE. I WAS TRYING TO FIND WAYS OF ADDRESSING WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO DISCUSS. PEOPLE WANTED TO TURN THE PAGE ON THE YEARS OF LIBERAL GOVERNMENT. WHICH WAS GREAT. BUT THEY IDENTIFIED THE TIME FOR CHANGE. AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT OUR STRONGEST ABILITY. CREDIBILITY. WE WANTED TO SHOW THAT WE WERE THE CREDIBLE CHANGE THAT PEOPLE WANTED. AND IN MY OPINION, WE HAVE COMPLETED ALL TESTS OF CREDIBILITY. WE NEED CHANGE. PEOPLE KEPT AN EYE ON THE CAMPAIGN. FOR US TO WIN, WE HAD TO KNOW. WE SAID THIS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CAMPAIGN. WE ACCEPTED THE CHALLENGE. IT WAS AN UNIQUE CHALLENGE IN POLITICAL HISTORY. WE WERE ATTEMPTING TO CLIMB BACK UP. OTHERS WERE WORKING IN OUR CONSTITUENCY. THE COMMITMENT OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE THOSE WHO VOTED P.Q. AT THE END YOU WILL REALIZE, THAT WE ARE WITNESSING A WHOLE NEW GENERATION OF SOVEREIGNISTS IN DIRECTING QUEBEC TO INDEPENDENCE. (PLEASE STAND BY)NO CARRIERRING0 TO FIGHT IN OUR OWN CONSTITUENCIES, WE WOULD HAVE DEPLOYED THAT ALL TOGETHER TO CONQUER OTHER CONSTITUENCIES. AND WHO KNOWS POSSIBLY WE WOULD HAVE CHANGED THE RESULT OF THE VOTE TODAY. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO REWRITE THE PAST, BUT WE DO NEED TO LEARN FOR THE FUTURE. THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN. THE CAQ WON. A LITTLE EARLIER I CALLED FRANCOIS LEGAULT TO CONGRATULATE HIM, HIM AND HIS TEAM ON THIS. AND I SAID, THE CAQ OFTEN COMPLAINED THEIR IDEAS WERE BEING STOLEN BY THIS GOVERNING PARTY. FOR US IT’S THE OPPOSITE. I INVITE YOU, ALL YOU AND FUTURE MNAs TO READ OUR PROGRAMME AND TO PUT IN PLACE AS MANY OF THOSE IDEAS AS YOU POSSIBLE CAN. HE DIDN’T SAY. HE DIDN’T SAY NO. I SAID, LOOK AT THE PARAGRAPH ON THE ENVIRONMENT. THE SECTION ON THE ENVIRONMENT. FOLLOWING THE SHAMEFUL AGREEMENT CONCLUDED BETWEEN TRUDEAU AND TRUMP YESTERDAY, THE P.Q. WILL BE ON THE STAGE OF UNITY TO BE ABLE TO FACE THIS NEW WIDESPREAD UPCOMING CHALLENGE. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SALUTE PHILIPPE COUILLARD AND MANON MASSE FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE VICTORIES. MY GREATEST SADNESS TONIGHT IS TO SEE THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY DEVOID OF GREAT WOMEN AND MEN THAT I HAVE KNOWN AND CANDIDATES THAT I HAVE MET IN ON THE CAMPAIGN. 125, THE CONSTITUENTS’ VERDICT DOES NOT COMMENT ON YOUR TALENT, YOUR WORK, AND YOUR LOVE FOR QUÉBEC. YOU WERE MOVED FORWARD BY A WAVE AND AS THE WAVE WITHDRAWS, IT WILL STILL BE THERE, STANDING AND VIGILANT, LIKE QUÉBECERS. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THOSE WHO WORKED IN THE SHADOWS, PEOPLE ON THE PSYCHEDELIC BUS, PEOPLE WHO WORKED AT THE OFFICE, WITH THE PRESS, WITH SOCIAL MEDIA. PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED THOSE COMING, CALLING. PEOPLE WHO CALLED ON A REGULAR BASIS. THOSE WHO CALLED RESIDENTS OF QUÉBEC. THANK YOU. THE QUIET STRENGTH BEHIND EVERYTHING WE ACCOMPLISHED. MY SPOUSE WHO INTRODUCED TO QUÉBEC THE LEGEND OF THE SMOOTHIE AND WHOSE PRESENCE IS THE TRUE SOURCE OF ALL OF MY ENERGY. I WOULD LIKE THIS SALUTE THE MEMBERS OF THE P.Q. THESE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS WHO DEVOTED SO MUCH TIME TO OUR CANDIDATES AND FOR OUR CAUSE. EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE MANAGED TO ACHIEVE OVER THE PAST LITTLE WHILE IS THANKS TO YOU. ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS. A DIFFERENT KIND OF WAVE HIT ROSEMONT, MY CONSTITUENCY. I’D LIKE TO THANK CITIZENS FROM ROSEMONT WHO TRUSTED ME FOR PAST SIX AND A HALF YEARS, THUS OFFERING TO ME SOME OF THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE. THE ROSEMONT VERDICT ALSO BRINGS TO AN END THE BEST JOB I’VE EVER HAD. THAT OF BEING THE LEADER OF THE P.Q. I WILL BE AT YOUR SIDES FOR ALL UPCOMING BATTLES, ALWAYS. I TAKE MY SHARE OF RESPONSIBILITY IN TODAY’S RESULTS. BUT I LIKE TO BELIEVE AS WELL, I ALSO LIKE TO BELIEVE, I ALSO LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT THE PARTY, ITS MEMBERS, ITS ORGANIZATION, ITS FUNDING, ITS PROGRAMME, ITS ENERGY, SPEAK VOLUMES ABOUT THE COMMON WORK THAT WE HAVE DONE OVER THE YEARS. 50 YEARS AGO TODAY, A GREAT PARTY WAS BORN. THIS PARTY, OUR PARTY, YOUR PARTY. THE PARTI QUEBECOIS GAVE SO MUCH TO QUÉBEC. AND HONESTLY, IT WANTS TO CONTINUE TO GIVE EVEN MORE. FIVE TIMES WE HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OF BEING THE GOVERNMENT OF QUÉBEC. AND BILL 101, AT THE END OF THE AGE ALLOWED US TO USE THE PRIVILEGE FOR ALL PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY. TONIGHT IS A SHOCK, YES. BUT WE STAND HIGH, STRAIGHT, BECAUSE QUÉBEC STILL NEEDS THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] AS LONG AS THERE ARE FIGHTS THAT NEED TO BE LED FOR JUSTICE, EQUITY, THE ENVIRONMENT, SECULARISM AND FRENCH, QUÉBECERS NEED THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. AS LONG AS QUÉBEC IS NOT A COUNTRY, QUÉBEC WILL NEED THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. THANK YOU. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Debra: SO THAT WAS JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE MAKING QUITE A SPEECH THERE. MOST PROBABLY HE IS LEAVING POLITICS, THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. HE SAYS THAT THE VERDICT IN ROSEMONT HAS SEALED HIS FATE AND THAT HE WILL NO LONGER BE THE LEADER OF THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. HE HAD A LOT TO SAY ABOUT SOVEREIGNTY AND THE ALLIANCE THAT HE HAD WANTED TO FORM WITH QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE AND SAID IMAGINE WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN, HAD THESE TWO PARTIES ACTUALLY MERGED AND RUN TOGETHER. AT THE SAME TIME, I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE’RE NOW PROJECTING THAT THE PARTI QUEBECOIS IS LOSING PARTY STATUS. SO IT’S BEEN A HORRIBLE NIGHT FOR THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. A VERY BAD NIGHT FOR JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE.>>Nancy: YOU KNOW, WHAT HE WAS SAYING ABOUT IF THE TWO PARTIES HAD MERGED IT WOULD BE A DIFFERENT THING, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS AND I’M SURE ERIC CAN GET INTO MORE DETAIL ABOUT THIS, TOGETHER THEY DIDN’T ADD UP TO THAT MUCH. AND TOGETHER, THE SEATS DON’T ADD UP TO THAT MUCH. THEY WOULDN’T HAVE FORMED OFFICIAL OPPOSITION TOGETHER, AND BOTH OF THEM, QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE AND THE PARTI QUEBECOIS, SAYING YOU KNOW, QUÉBEC NEEDS TO BE SOVEREIGN, JUST LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AND HOW QUÉBEC’S SUPPLY MANAGEMENT WAS SACRIFICED FOR ONTARIO’S AUTO INDUSTRY. IT’S ONE THING THEY CAN SAY LISTEN, WE NEED TO BE SOVEREIGN, BUT PROBLEM IS, YOU’RE NEGOTIATING WITH DONALD TRUMP AS QUÉBEC INSTEAD OF CANADA. IT’S HARD TO SEE HOW YOU WOULD HAVE GOTTEN A BETTER DEAL AS AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY.>>Eric: QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE WAS CAMPAIGNING AS A SOVEREIGNTIST PARTY. THEIR POSTER SAID QUÉBEC, SO THEY WERE NOT SHYING AWAY EVEN IN QUÉBEC CITY AND THEY DID WIN THOSE TWO SEATS. IT MIGHT BE A QUESTION OF SOVEREIGNTISTS WHO AT LEAST WANT A PARTY WHO IS EMBRACING THE IDEA RATHER THAN PUTTING IT ASIDE, BECAUSE THEN IT MIGHT RAISE A QUESTION WHY VOTE FOR A SOVEREIGNTIST PARTY IF THE PARTY IS NOT ALL THAT KEEN ON IT. WE’VE SEEN THIS IN THE FEDERAL ELECTION AS WELL WITH THE POOR RESULTS FOR THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. IT’S NOT AN ISSUE DRIVING PEOPLE TO THE POLLS AND THAT WAS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CAQ AND WHY THEY’RE DOING SO WELL AND THE LIBERALS SO POORLY. PEOPLE WHO ARE FEDERALISTS WHO DON’T WANT TO SEE THE QUESTION COME BACK, THEY DIDN’T SEE THE REASON TO VOTE LIBERAL ANYMORE.>>Nancy: ALSO, I DON’T KNOW THAT YOU CAN SAY THAT ALL OF QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE’S VOTERS WERE VOTING FOR THEM FOR SOVEREIGNTY REASONS. A LOT OF THEM WERE ATTRACTED TO THE LEVEL WING POLICIES, MUCH IN THE SAME WAY THE PEOPLE VOTED FOR THE PARTI QUEBECOIS IN THE 1970s, SAYING THEY BELIEVED IN THE MORE SOCIALIST APPROACH. AND QUÉBEC DOES HAVE A STRONG LEFT WING. SO PEOPLE KNEW THERE WAS NO WAY THAT QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE WAS GOING TO FORM A GOVERNMENT, OR HEADED TOWARD A REFERENDUM. A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL WERE VOTING FOR THE POLICIES NOT SOVEREIGNTY.>>Debra: THEY BROUGHT UP THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE HE SAYS THAT VOTED FOR QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE AND THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. SO HE’S IMPLYING THERE IS A YOUNGER MOVEMENT. AND YOU KNOW, EVERYTHING THAT I READ IN RECENT DAYS IS THAT NO, THE YOUNG MOVEMENT IS NOT LOOKING TO SOVEREIGNTY. THEY ARE LOOKING AT MORE GLOBAL ISSUES.>>Nancy: AND THE ENVIRONMENT.>>Debra: IT’S ONE OF THE BIG ONES THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT.>>Nancy: THE IRONY HERE, QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE PROBABLY DID SO WELL TONIGHT BECAUSE OF THE POLICIES ON THE ENVIRONMENT. MEANWHILE, QUÉBEC HAS VOTED FOR A PARTY, THE CAQ, WHICH HAS ALMOST NO ENVIRONMENTAL PLATFORM, WHICH IS SAYING WE NEED TO BUILD MORE HIGHWAYS. WE’RE NOT CLOSING THE DOOR ON OIL EXPLORATION, WE DON’T WANT TO GET RID OF SUBSIDIES FOR FOSSIL FUEL. JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE CAN SAY, TAKE A PAGE FROM OUR PAGE BOOK, FIGHT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, BUT WHY WOULD FRANCOIS LEGAULT? IF QUÉBECERS DIDN’T VOTE FOR IT, SEEM INTERESTED IN IT, WHAT IS HE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?>>Eric: THEY’RE NOW DOWN TO NINE SEATS, SO QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME THE SOVEREIGNTIST.>>Debra: I BELIEVE IT IS FRANCOIS LEGAULT MAKING HIS WAY TO THE STAGE. I JUST GOT A PEEK, WHO WILL BE MORE PROMINENT AS DAYS GO FORWARD. AS WE SAID THROUGHOUT THIS EVENING, THIS IS A REMARKABLE NIGHT FOR FRANCOIS LEGAULT AND THE CAQ. THIS IS A PARTY THAT HE FOUNDED SEVEN YEARS AGO. AND HE HAS BEEN IMPATIENTLY WANTING CHANGE. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE PARTI QUEBECOIS. HE WAS A TRUE BLUE SOVEREIGNTIST AT THE TIME. BY THE WAY, BACK IN 1998, HE WAS ACTUALLY RECRUITED TO POLITICS UNDER BOUCHARD, BUT RECRUITED BY JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE, SO CERTAINLY A CONNECTION THERE. BUT OVER TIME, AS HE WAS THE EDUCATION MINISTER AND THE HEALTH MINISTER, HE BECAME DISILLUSIONED WITH SOVEREIGNTY, AND IN 2009, BECAUSE OF THAT DISILLUSIONMENT, HE QUIT POLITICS. HE’S QUITE A REMARKABLE MAN. MAKING HIS WAY UP TO THE STAGE AND ANSWERING REPORTERS’ QUESTIONS AS HE MAKES HIS WAY THROUGH THE THRONG OF PEOPLE. THIS WAS A PARTY FOUNDED IN 2011. HE WAS SAYING IT WAS TIME FOR CHANGE. THEY MERGED WITH THE ADQ. AND THEN HE RAN AS THE LEADER OF THE CAQ IN 2012. AND 2014. AND THOSE TWO ELECTIONS, THERE WAS HOPE WITHIN THE PARTY THAT THEY COULD MAKE A BREAKTHROUGH. THAT THEY SAW THEMSELVES IN THE POLLS, BOTH TIMES, MAKING GAINS AND THEN FALLING BACK ONCE THE CAMPAIGNS STARTED. SO THERE WE HAVE IT. FRANCOIS LEGAULT, AGAIN, MAKING HIS WAY THROUGH THE CROWD. I’M CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT SIMON IS SEEING. HE’S THERE IN THE ROOM. SIMON NAKONECHNY. WHAT ARE YOU SEEING FROM YOUR VANTAGE POINT? THERE IS RADIO-CANADA TALKING TO HIM NOW. I’M SORRY, IT’S NOT TIME. WE’RE FORGETTING WHO IS WITH WHO, BUT IT IS CATHY SENAY WITH FRANCOIS LEGAULT. WHAT ARE YOU SEEING?>>Reporter: WE SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE AROUND, VOLUNTEERS, PARTY FAITHFUL, SHAKING HANDS WITH THE NEW PREMIER OF QUÉBEC, FRANCOIS LEGAULT. HE’S WITH HIS WIFE. THEY’RE MARRIED 30 YEARS AT LEAST. AND THEY HAVE TWO SONS. LEGAULT WAS WITH HIS SONS EARLIER IN THE EVENING. SO THERE IS LOTS OF CROWD RIGHT NOW. LOTS OF EMOTION. HE BECAME THE PREMIER OF QUÉBEC, YOU KNOW, THIS WAS STARTED AND MADE MODEST GAIN IN 2012 WITH . /* AND THEN IT TOOK TIME. SO IT DID HAPPEN. IT DID HAPPEN TONIGHT. IT WAS A CAMPAIGN THAT AT SOME POINT, MID CAMPAIGN HE WAS LOSING GROUND. IT WAS SHOWING DOWN. HE COULDN’T ANSWER QUESTIONS ON IMMIGRATION. IT WAS BASIC QUESTIONS. HE COULD NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS AS WELL ON NEW BRUNSWICK BEING THE ONLY BILINGUAL PROVINCE IN CANADA. HE TOOK A STEP BACK. HE TOOK A DAY OFF. HE GOT PREPARED AND HE HAD REALLY TO MAKE A GREAT PERFORMANCE, THE LAST DEBATE THAT WAS GOING ON AFTER THE FRENCH DEBATE ON RADIO-CANADA AND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEADERS DEBATE. AND THEN IT WAS ALL RIGHT. THEN THE CAMPAIGN WENT BACK ON TRACK. BUT I FELT THAT IT WAS KIND OF HARD FOR HIM IN THE LAST DAYS, MAKING SURE HE WAS NOT MAKING MISTAKES. HE JUST GAVE A BIG HUG TO JOANNE WHO LOST HER ELECTION. WE’LL SEE HOW IT’S GOING TO GO FOR MR. LEGAULT. THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA, JUSTIN TRUDEAU, SENT A NOTE TO CONGRATULATE HIM, BASICALLY TELL HIM THAT HE WELCOMES HIM AS THE NEW PREMIER OF QUÉBEC. WE’LL SEE HOW IT’S GOING TO GO. SO IT’S A GREAT VICTORY. AND I DON’T THINK THE CAQ WAS EXPECTING TO BASICALLY WIN AS MANY SEATS AS THEY DO AT THIS POINT, 74 SEATS.>>Debra: I’M CURIOUS TO KNOW HOW LARGE A ROOM YOU’RE IN RIGHT NOW? WE GET A VERY TIGHT SHOT OF FRANCOIS LEGAULT AS HE MAKES HIS WAY THROUGH THE CROWD. MAYBE YOU COULD DESCRIBE HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE, HOW LARGE A VENUE THIS IS, BECAUSE IT’S CERTAINLY TAKING HIM TIME TO MAKE HIS WAY THROUGH THE CROWD, GIVING HUGS TO EVERYONE AS HE GOES, BUT THIS IS QUITE A LARGE CROWD I WOULD IMAGINE?>>Reporter: IT IS. THERE ARE, I WOULD SAY, A FEW HUNDRED PEOPLE. IT’S NOT A BIG, BIG ROOM. YOU KNOW, THE QUÉBEC CITY REGION IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE CAQ. THEY’VE BEEN EXTREMELY ACTIVE OVER THE YEARS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY COULD WIN MORE SEATS IN THE QUÉBEC CITY REGION. SO NOT ALL THE CANDIDATES ARE HERE FROM ACROSS MONTREAL REGION. YOU HAVE BASICALLY THE CANDIDATES IN THE QUÉBEC CITY REGION. AND YOU HAVE PARTY FAITHFUL AND THE ENTOURAGE OF MR. LEGAULT. WE SPOKE IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS PROGRAMME, ELECTION NIGHT, SO YOU SEE — WE’LL SEE MORE AND MORE OF THE ENTOURAGE OF MR. LEGAULT. THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK HARD. WITH THE TRANSITIONAL TEAM TO MAKE SURE HE CAN FORM A NEW CABINET. AND START REALLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. SO THINGS ARE GOING TO ACCELERATE. IT’S GOING TO GO QUICK IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. SO BASICALLY, IT’S NOT A LARGE ROOM. IT’S NOT A LARGE ROOM. THERE ARE FEW HUNDRED. WE WERE EXPECTING MR. LEGAULT TO MAKE HIS SPEECH IN QUÉBEC CITY SINCE THE CAQ HAS BEEN QUITE PRESENT IN QUÉBEC CITY OVER THE YEARS. HE’S MAKING HIS WAY TO THE SCENE — >>Debra: HE’S RIGHT NOW JUST HUGGING MARGARITE BLAIS, OF COURSE, WHO WON HER RIDING TONIGHT. AND COULD POTENTIALLY BE TAPPED AS SENIORS MINISTER. SHE WAS SENIORS MINISTER WITH THE LIBERALS BACK IN THE DAY. SHE QUIT THE PARTY NOT TOO LONG AGO, HER HUSBAND PASSED AWAY. I’M CURIOUS TO KNOW WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO. AS YOU LOOK TOWARDS COVERING THIS NEW NATIONAL ASSEMBLY WITH A NEW PREMIER, A NEW PARTY, A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME ESSENTIALLY, AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, FOR YOU TO COVER?>>Reporter: TOTALLY, DEBRA. THE NEXT STEP FOR ME, IS GOING TO BE OBSERVE WHO WILL MAKE THE CUT AS MNAs TO BECOME MINISTERS. WHO WILL BE THE NEW TEAM AND WHAT IS GOING TO BE HARD FOR MR. LEGAULT IS TO PICK AND CHOOSE. HE’S GOING TO HAVE REGIONAL REPRESENTATION. HE’S GOING TO HAVE WOMEN AND GREATER PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN AND MEN. HE HAS 65 WOMEN CANDIDATES, 60 MEN CANDIDATES. SO HE’LL HAVE TO MAKE WISE CHOICES. HE HAS A VERY STRONG ECONOMIC TEAM, FINANCIAL TEAM, SO HE’S PROBABLY GO TO SEE DUBE. WE HAVEN’T SEEN A LOT OF OF THE NEW MNA FOR THE RIDING. HE HAVEN’T SEEN HIM A LOT IN THIS CAMPAIGN. AND WE’RE ALWAYS ASKING, WHERE IS HE? WE NEVER GOT AN ANSWER. WE’LL GET THERE. YOU KNOW, IT’S KIND OF HARD, BECAUSE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, EVERY MNA, NEW MNA WILL SAY, OK — THE MNA WITH THE CAQ, NATHALIE WAS WITH THE CAQ FROM THE START. SO THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE GIVE SOMETHING TO THE LOYAL MNAs THAT WERE WITH HIM FROM THE START. LIKE NOW, IT’S WHO IS GOING TO RECEIVE THE PHONE CALL? WHO IS GOING TO HAVE TIME WITH THE PREMIER AND MAKE HIS OR HER BID TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CABINET AND GET MINISTERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES? SO IT’S GOING TO BE TOUGH FOR SOME OF THE MNAs WHO DON’T RECEIVE THE CALL, OR DON’T HAVE TIME WITH MR. LEGAULT. THEY WILL REALIZE SOON THEY’RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THE NEW CABINET. SO THAT’S GOING TO BE QUITE INTERESTING, QUITE INTERESTING TO SEE THE ORIENTATION OF MR. LEGAULT. WHAT HE’S GOING TO DO FIRST. HE SPOKE A LOT OF ABOUT PRE-KINDERGARTEN.>>Debra: THEY’RE JUST MAKING THEIR WAY ON THE STAGE. WE’LL JUST LISTEN IN AND TAKE IN AS THE CROWD CHEERS, FRANCOIS LEGAULT, WHO IS ABOUT READY TO MAKE HIS SPEECH AFTER WINNING THIS ELECTION. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [ ♪♪♪ ]>>MERCI. MERCI. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>WOO. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Translator: THANK YOU. THANK YOU. TODAY, TODAY WE MADE HISTORY. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] TODAY THERE ARE A LOT OF QUÉBECERS WHO PUT A DEBATE THAT HAS BEEN DIVIDING US FOR 50 YEARS ASIDE. TODAY, A LOT OF QUÉBECERS SHOWED US THAT WE CAN WORK TOGETHER, EVEN IF WE ARE YESTERDAY’S ADVERSARIES, IN FAVOUR OF TOMORROW’S FUTURE. TOGETHER. WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND IT IS IN THE SPIRIT OF BRINGING TOGETHER THAT I INTEND TO GOVERN FOR ALL QUÉBECERS, ALL QUÉBECERS. I INVITE ALL MEN AND ALL WOMEN WITH GOOD FAITH TO JOIN US. PUT YOUR NOSES TO THE GRIND STONE TO DO MORE AND TO DO BETTER FOR ALL QUÉBECERS. TODAY QUÉBECERS CHOSE HOPE. THE HOPE FOR A GOVERNMENT CARRYING POSITIVE CHANGE. AND MY TEAM, I SAW A FEW OF YOU ON MY WAY HERE, MY MARVELOUS EXTRAORDINARY TEAM. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] I GUARANTEE THAT WE WILL GIVE OUR ALL. WE WILL GIVE EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO MEET THIS HOPE. AND WE’RE GOING TO DO IT FIRST AND FOREMOST FOR FAMILIES AND FOR CHILDREN. AND WE’RE GOING TO DO IT FOR OUR ELDERLY. PEOPLE WHO BUILT MODERN QUÉBEC AS WE KNOW IT TODAY. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] WE’RE GOING TO DO IT FOR OUR REGION. SO WE ARE GOING TO CREATE AN EFFICIENT HUMAN-BASED GOVERNMENT. A GOVERNMENT WHOSE HEART IS IN THE RIGHT PLACE, WITH BOTH FEET FIRMLY PLANTED ON THE SOIL. WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE HUGE CHALLENGES BEFORE US, BUT WE, AS QUÉBECERS, WE CAN RISE TO THOSE CHALLENGES, ABSOLUTELY WE CAN. ABSOLUTELY WE CAN. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] DEAR QUÉBECERS, I AM PROFOUNDLY HONOURED BY THE TRUST THAT YOU HAVE SHOWN THAT YOU HAVE IN ME TODAY. I HAVE ALREADY TOLD YOU THAT FOR ME THE MAIN QUALITY OF A PREMIER IS TO LOVE QUÉBECERS. I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT. NEVER. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [CHANTING LEGAULT] I’D LIKE TO BEGIN BY THANKING CONSTITUENTS FROM LANAUDIÈRE WHO SHOWED ME THEIR RESPECT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TRUST. AND THANK YOU TO ALL PEOPLE WHO DECIDED EVEN IF THEY DIDN’T WIN. THEY DESERVE RESPECT. I SPOKE TO MS. COUILLARD, MR. LISÉE, MS. MASSE AND CONGRATULATED THEM. WE SHARE MUCH MORE THAN THINGS THAT DIVIDE US. AND WE CAN NEVER FORGET THAT. WE SHARE MUCH MORE. THAN WHAT DIVIDES US. I SEE CANDIDATES WHO DIDN’T WIN, HATS OFF TO YOU. YOU HONOURED DEMOCRACY, AND YOU HONOURED OUR PARTY, AND THANK YOU FOR THAT. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] THANK YOU. I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE THE 125 ELECTED OFFICIALS AND IN PARTICULAR, THE NEW TEAM OF THE CAQ MNAs. THANK YOU AND WELCOME TO THE TEAM! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] I SAW A FEW OF YOU THERE AS I WAS WALKING ALONG, BUT I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THE CAQ VOLUNTEERS. YOU BELIEVED IN US. IN SOME CASES FOR A VERY LONG TIME. AND YOU GAVE IT YOUR ALL IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS. SO FOR THAT, I THANK YOU, THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] A SPECIAL TO THANKS TO MY FAMILY. MY FAMILY WHO SUPPORTED ME. MY TWO SONS AND ISABELLE IN PARTICULAR. THANK YOU. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [CHANTING ISABELLE]>>I WOULD LIKE THIS SAY A FEW WORDS TO OUR FELLOW ENGLISH-SPEAKING CITIZENS DURING THIS CAMPAIGN YOU’VE BEEN EXPOSED TO A HEATED DEBATE. THE ELECTION IS OVER NOW. LET’S START WORKING TOGETHER. FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL QUÉBECERS. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] LED WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE QUÉBEC STRONGER WITHIN CANADA AND I WANT TO ASSURE YOU THAT MY GOVERNMENT WILL BE YOUR GOVERNMENT. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [Speaking French]>>Translator: FRIENDS, THIS EVENING QUÉBECERS MADE HISTORY. THEY TRUSTED A NEW PARTY TO RELAUNCH QUÉBEC. WE NOW HAVE A GREAT RESPONSIBILITY ON OUR SHOULDERS, BUT I AM SURE THAT WITH MY TEAM AND WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF ALL THOSE TO WHOM I REACH OUT, WE WILL BUILD A STRONGER QUÉBEC, A PROUDER QUÉBEC. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] I’D LIKE THIS CLOSE BY SAYING THAT THIS EVENING WE WILL CELEBRATE THIS VICTORY. AFTER THAT, WE WILL REST FOR A FEW HOURS. BUT TOMORROW, TOMORROW WE WILL ROLL UP OUR SLEEVES AND WE WILL WORK TO DO MORE, TO DO BETTER, FOR ALL QUÉBECERS! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Debra: SO THERE YOU ARE, FRANCOIS LEGAULT, HIS FAMILY. HE’S BRINGING EVERYBODY UP ON THE STAGE NOW. HIS WIFE ON THE STAGE, HIS TWO SONS. QUITE A SPEECH FROM FRANCOIS LEGAULT THERE, SAYING THAT QUÉBECERS MADE A CHOICE. NATHALIE ROY SKIPPING ONTO THE STAGE AND INTO THE ARMS OF THE NEXT PREMIER OF QUÉBEC. HE MENTIONED THAT QUÉBECERS DECIDED TO PUT ASIDE THAT DEBATE, THAT DEBATE THAT DIVIDED THE PROVINCE FOR 50 YEARS, HALF A CENTURY OR SO. THAT HE APPEARED TO GOVERN ALL QUÉBECERS — HE SPOKE IN ENGLISH AND DIRECTLY TO THE ENGLISH COMMUNITY REACHING OUT AND SAYING THAT THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING COMMUNITY IS PART OF QUÉBEC. LET’S START WORKING TOGETHER. HE SAID WORKING TOGETHER IN CANADA. THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WILL BE YOUR GOVERNMENT. SO MAKING — REACHING OUT TO THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING COMMUNITY, POSSIBLY TRYING TO ALLAY ANY FEARS THAT THERE HAVE BEEN THROUGHOUT THIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN THAT FRANCOIS LEGAULT WAS A CLOSET SEPARATIST, THAT ULTIMATELY, HIS TRUE COLOURS MAY COME OUT AFTER THE CAMPAIGN. NANCY WOOD MAKING DEFINITELY REACHING OUT TO THE ANGLOPHONE COMMUNITY TO ALLAY THE FEARS.>>Nancy: REACHING OUT TO EVERYONE REALLY, SAYING WE MUST WORK TOGETHER. IT IS HISTORIC. IT’S A HUGE MOMENT IN QUÉBEC POLITICS THAT WE HAVE A PARTY OTHER THAN THE P.Q. OR THE LIBERALS IN POWER. IT’S CLEAR THAT THERE WAS A HUGE DESIRE FOR CHANGE. WE SAW IT IN THE POLLS. I THINK 70%, CLOSER TO 80% OF FRANCOPHONES WANTED A CHANGE. THEY GOT IT. THEY FELT THE ECONOMY WASN’T IN A GOOD PLACE AND IT WASN’T THAT BIG OF A RISK. THERE IS NOTHING TOO RADICAL PROPOSED. PRIORITIES ARE EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE, THE ECONOMY. INTERESTING THAT HE DID NOT BRING UP THE FREE TRADE DEAL AND HOW ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS HE WAS GOING TO DO WAS TALK TO OTTAWA ABOUT IT. NO MENG OF THAT.>>Debra: AND NO MENTION OF IMMIGRATION. ONE OF THE TOPICS THAT DID CREATE DIVISION. HE WAS TALKING ABOUT FAMILIES, AND SENIORS. HE TALKED VERY ELOQUENTLY ABOUT SENIORS AND HOW THEY HELPED TO BUILD QUÉBEC. AND THAT WE SHOULD BE TREATING THEM BETTER THAN WE ARE. AND THAT HIS HEART IS IN THE RIGHT PLACE. IT WAS QUITE A REMARKABLE SPEECH THERE ON A HISTORIC NIGHT FOR FRANCOIS LEGAULT. THERE ARE OTHER REGIONS THAT WE’RE LOOKING AT STILL.>>Eric: TO FIND THE PATH TO THIS VICTORY FOR FRANCOIS LEGAULT, A HISTORIC ONE, YES, THE GREATER MONTREAL AREA, COTE-DES-NEIGES AND ON THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL, QUÉBEC CITY. IN THE REGIONS OF QUÉBEC, THAT IS WHERE HE WON. IF WE LOOK AT THE VOTE SHARE OUTSIDE OF THE URBAN CENTRES, IT IS A MASSIVE VOTE FORT CAQ. 42%. THIS IS THE REGION OF THE PROVINCE THAT IS VERY PREDOMINANTLY FRANCOPHONE. AND HE CRUSHED HIS RIVALS THERE. THE LIBERALS AND PARTI QUEBECOIS UNDER 20%. QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE AT 14. 41 SEATS WON IN THE REGIONS OF QUÉBEC FOR THE CAQ, SO MORE THAN HALF OF THE SEATS, MORE THAN HALF OF 74. IF YOU’RE LOOKING WHY FRANCOIS LEGAULT IS PREMIER, IT’S BECAUSE HE GOT THE SOLD VOTE FROM THE FRANCOPHONE, WHICH IS WHY HE’S MAKING THE OUTREACH TO THE ANGLOPHONE COMMUNITY TO MAKE SURE THERE IS NO DISCOMFORT WITH THE FACT THIS WAS A GOVERNMENT ELECTED BY FRANCOPHONES, BECAUSE IT GAVE HIM SUCH A HUGE VICTORY.>>Debra: LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT, ALWAYS LOOKING AHEAD ARE POLITICIANS, ARE THEY NOT? LET’S GET A FEW MORE RESULTS FROM SEAN HENRY.>>WE’RE GOING TO LOOK WHERE THEY MADE GAINS. WE’RE GOING TO START WITH LAC SAINT JEAN. THIS WAS A P.Q. RIDING FOR A LONG TIME. ERIC GIRARD WINNING FOR THE CAQ, BEATING . WE’RE LOOKING AT BEAUCE-SUD. POULIN GOING BACK TO THE ASSEMBLY AS MNA. TAKING THE RIDING FROM PAUL BUSQUE. GATINEAU, THIS IS A SURPRISE. FARRELL WAS HOPING TO TAKE OVER FROM THE OUTGOING MINISTER. THE LIBERAL STRONG HOLD FALLS TONIGHT IN THE BUSSIERE. AND LECOURS TAKES IT. THEY WON A BIT EVERYWHERE. THESE ARE THE RIDINGS ON THE EAST END.>>Debra: QUITE SOMETHING. THANK YOU. LET’S HEAD BACK OUT TO SIMON NAKONECHNY WHO IS AT P.Q. HEADQUARTERS. I’M CURIOUS TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY STRAGGLERS LEFT THERE. SIMON?>>Reporter: NOT FOR LONG. IT’S CLEARING OUT HERE AS KIND OF WHAT HAPPENED HERE TONIGHT SINKS IN. SPEAKING TO PEOPLE HERE, SPOKE TO CATHERINE FOURNIER, WHO WAS ELECTED, A YOUNG MNA, KIND OF SEEN AS ONE OF THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF THE PARTY, SHE SAID THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF SOUL-SEARCHING THAT NEEDS TO GO ON AS THEY DEAL WITH THIS HISTORIC DEFEAT. THE P.Q. ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL WAS STILL ABLE TO PACK A ROOM. A LOT OF THE TIME THOSE PEOPLE WERE BABY BOOMERS AND OLDER. THERE WERE A FEW YOUNGER PEOPLE THERE. BUT THE P.Q. SAYS OFTEN THEY HAVE A STRONG MEMBERSHIP BASE. THEY HAVE A STRONG FUNDRAISING BASE AND A VERY DEDICATED MEMBERSHIP, BUT THE WINDOW FOR THEM IN SOME WAYS IS PROBABLY CLOSING. YOU KNOW, THE BLOC QUEBECOIS ALSO HAS ALL THOSE THINGS AND I THINK THE P.Q. RIGHT NOW, THERE IS A SENSE HERE THAT REALLY THEY NEED TO GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD AND LOOK AT UNITING WITH QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE. I HEARD THAT FROM SEVERAL YOUNGER PEOPLE HERE. THEY SAY THAT HAS TO HAPPEN, BUT HOW THAT HAPPENS IS NOT AN EASY ROAD. YOU’LL REMEMBER IT WAS QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE THAT REBUFFED THE P.Q. IN THOSE INITIAL MEETINGS. AND SO WHERE THE P.Q. GOES FROM HERE IN TERMS OF BECOMING — BEING STILL RELEVANT IN THE SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT, JUST WATCHING THE IMAGES OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE ROOM, PACKED FULL OF PEOPLE. THEY ONLY WON ONE MORE SEAT THAN THE B.C., BUT THE ENERGY — P.Q., BUT THE ENERGY WAS INCREEDABLY DIFFERENT.>>Debra: THANK YOU SO MUCH. I WANT TO HEAD BACK TO SARAH LEAVITT WHO IS WITH THE LIBERALS IN SAINT FELICIEN. I IMAGINE THERE IS SOUL-SEARCHING WITHIN THE LIBERAL PARTY, TOO?>>Reporter: THIS WAS NOTHING SHORT OF A DISASTER FOR THE LIBERALS. THEY WENT INTO THIS CAMPAIGN WITH 68 SEATS. LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE ABOUT 32 THIS TIME AROUND. YOU KNOW, THEY’VE BEEN IN POWER FOR MOST OF THE LAST 15 YEARS. AND BEFORE THIS CAMPAIGN STARTED, 21 INCUMBENTS FROM THE LIBERAL PARTY SAID THEY WERE NOT RUNNING AGAIN. MAYBE PERHAPS SEEING THE WRITING ON THE WALL. LEADER PHILIPPE COUILLARD IS SAYING THAT HE WAS RE-ELECTED IN HIS RIDING BUT HE DID SAY DURING HIS SPEECH THAT HE WOULD CONSIDER HIS FUTURE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND DECIDE WHAT HE WILL DO NEXT. SO WHAT IS NEXT FOR THE LIBERAL PARTY AFTER AN ELECTION THAT JUST SEES THEM BECOME THE OPPOSITION PARTY IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, AND WILL FOR SURE SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IN TERMS OF WHERE PHILIPPE COUILLARD ENDS UP, AND WHO, IF NECESSARY, TAKES OVER FOR HIM.>>Debra: THANK YOU. I CAN SEE THAT THEY’RE PACKING UP. SO I’LL LET YOU GO. WE ARE GOING TO HEAD BACK TO KATE McKENNA IN MONTREAL WITH THE LIBERAL HEADQUARTERS THERE. I’M WONDERING IF THEY’RE NOT PACKING THERE, TOO, KATE?>>WELL, THEY DEFINITELY ARE, BUT THERE ARE A FEW PEOPLE LEFT. I’VE BEEN SPEAKING WITH SOME OF THEM. THE BIG QUESTION IS, A, WHAT HAPPENED? AND B, WHAT COMES NEXT? SOME PEOPLE MENTIONING THEY DID EXPECT THINGS TO BE TIGHT, BUT IN THE END THEY WERE NOT TIGHT. SO WHERE EXACTLY DID THE SUPPORT GO? AND THE OTHER QUESTION, WHO WILL REPLACE PHILIPPE COUILLARD IF PHILIPPE COUILLARD DECIDES TO STEP DOWN? I SPOKE WITH DOMINIC AND CARLOS LEITAO WHO SAID THEY’RE NOT INTERESTED IN THE LEADERSHIP. THEY’RE INTERESTED IN THE NEXT GENERATION OF LIBERALS TAKING THE REINS. SOME OF THEM WERE ELECTED. GREGORY KELLEY, ONE OF THE FIRST TEEM ELECTED FOR THE — PEOPLE ELECTED FOR THE WEST ISLAND RIDING, HE MIGHT BE SEEN AS UP AND COMER IN THE PARTY. BUT LOTS OF QUESTIONS LIBERALS ARE ASKING OF THEMSELVES AND CERTAINLY IT’S BEEN A LONG NIGHT FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE IN THE MONTREAL HEADQUARTERS.>>Debra: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GOING TO NOW MOVE OVER TO SUDHA KRISHNAN WHO IS WITH QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE, AND WELL, THEY’VE HAD AN INCREDIBLE NIGHT, QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE, ARE THEY STILL CELEBRATING?>>VERY MUCH THEY’RE STILL CELEBRATING. OF COURSE, SOME PEOPLE JUST LEFT, BUT THEY’RE STILL MINGLING AROUND. AND JUST A LOT OF CELEBRATING, A LOT OF CONGRATULATORY WITNESSES MARISSAL SEEN AS A STAR NOW. AND ECHOING SOME OF THE THINGS THAT SIMON NAKONECHNY WAS TALKING ABOUT WITH THE P.Q. CAMPAIGN, EVEN THOUGH SOVEREIGNTY WAS NOT ON THE TABLE IN THIS ELECTION, MANON MASSE WAS TALKING ABOUT SOVEREIGNTY WHEN NEWS CAME ABOUT THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AND THAT WAS TALKED ABOUT A LOT IN THE ROOM, BUT AGAIN SHE TALKED TO INDIGENOUS RIGHTS. SHE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE. SO AGAIN, SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT NANCY WAS TALKING ABOUT, WHETHER A VOTE FOR QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE WAS REALLY A VOTE FOR SOVEREIGNTY. THEY DON’T HAVE PARTY STATUS, BUT THEY’RE MOBILIZED AND THIS IS QUITE THE VICTORY FOR THEM. THEY MORE THAN TRIPLED THEIR SEAT COUNT. SO WE HAVE TO SEE WHAT COMES NEXT. CAN THEY REALLY PUSH FOR SOVEREIGNTY? IS SOVEREIGNTY ON THE TABLE FOR THE PUBLIC? WHEN YOU SPEAK TO THOSE ON THE GROUND, THEY’RE SENDING A MESSAGE, DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THIS PARTY, DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE PEOPLE ON THE GROUND. THEY HAVE BUILT SOMETHING AND THEY SAY THE ACTIVISM IS FAR FROM OVER.>>Debra: THANK YOU SO MUCH. YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE WINNERS OF THE CAQ TONIGHT ON THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL, MANY MONTREALERS KNOW HIM AS BEING A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE MONTREAL POLICE FORCE. WELL, HE LEFT THE FORCE TO RUN IN POLITICS, AND HE RAN, BUT THEY KNOW HIM BECAUSE HE WAS ON TV SCREENS WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT POLICE ISSUES. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM LAFRENIERE ABOUT THE ELECTION.>>I’VE BEEN A FIREFIGHTER, IN THE MILITARY. NEVER BEEN THROUGH THAT STRESS.>>HOW DOES THAT COMPARE?>>IT’S QUITE DIFFERENT. IT’S NOT ONLY YOU, THERE IS A TEAM. I HAVE DIFFERENT PEOPLE, BEEN HELPING IN DIFFERENT RIDINGS. THERE IS A VERY GOOD TEAM AT THE CAQ. AND TOMORROW WE’LL START WORKING FOR YOU.>>WHEN YOU START WORKING FOR US, WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WILL PUSH?>>THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS, BUT FIRST OF YOU WILL, IT’S TO LISTEN TO PEOPLE. I’LL BE LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE, BECAUSE ON THE SOUTH SHORE, THEY’VE BEEN MISSING A LOT OF LOVE. WHY THAT IS, UNFORTUNATELY, THE ELECTED OFFICIALS WERE NOT IN THE RIGHT PARTY, SO I GUESS THAT’S WHY TALKING ABOUT TRANSPORT, ABOUT DIFFERENT ISSUES, THERE IS NOT A LOT.>>Debra: IT’S REMARKABLE TO HEAR HIM IN THAT SITUATION AS POLITICIAN. I’VE INTERVIEWED HIM HUNDREDS OF TIMES PROBABLY OVER THE YEARS AS A POLICE OFFICER WITH THE MONTREAL FORCE. SO IT WILL BE INTERESTING. HE WAS VERY MUCH APPROACHABLE AS BEING A REPORTER, AND TALKING, SO SAYING HE’LL BE VERY APPROACHABLE FOR THE PEOPLE IN HIS RIDING. LET’S BRING IN CATHY SENAY WHO IS WITH CAQ HEADQUARTERS. THAT WAS QUITE A SPEECH FROM FRANCOIS LEGAULT TONIGHT. I’M CURIOUS TO KNOW, YOU’VE BEEN TALKING WITH PEOPLE IN THE ROOM, HOW ARE THEY FEELING ABOUT HIS MESSAGE? VERY MUCH A UNITING MESSAGE?>>Reporter: IT IS. HE SPOKE WITH MANON MASSE, PHILIPPE COUILLARD, JEAN-FRANCOIS LISÉE. HE WANTS TO — HE SAID A FEW WORDS IN ENGLISH. DURING THE CAMPAIGN, THERE WAS A DEBATE ON IMMIGRATION AND HE SAID AT SOME POINT, HE HAS FEARS THAT OUR GRANDKIDS WOULD NOT SPEAK FRENCH ANYMORE. SO BASICALLY, HE WAS REASSURING ENGLISH-SPEAKING VOTERS THAT THE CAQ IS THERE FOR THEM. EVEN IF HE SAID DURING THE CAMPAIGN HE WAS WINNING TO GET THE ANGLOPHONES ENGLISH SPEAKING VOTE UNTIL 2022, HE IS BASICALLY SAYING, WELL, COME TO US, WE’RE THERE FOR YOU. SO WE’LL SEE HOW IT’S GOING TO GO. MR. LEGAULT JUST WENT AND LEFT THE ROOM. AS HE’S LEAVING THE ROOM, WE HAD THIS IMAGE. IT’S A NEW FACE IN QUÉBEC. LEGAULT WANTED TO LEAVE TO GET SOME SLEEP, HOURS OF SLEEP AFTER HIS 39 CAMPAIGN. REMEMBER, HE DIDN’T TAKE A DAY OFF IN THE SUMMER BECAUSE HE REALLY WANTED TO CAMPAIGN AND REPEATING THE MESSAGE THAT THE CAQ WAS A TEAM OF CHANGE. SO TOMORROW, THEY WILL SPEND TIME IN THE AFTERNOON. SO WE’LL SEE WHAT IS GOING TO BE NEXT. WHAT HE’S GOING SAY FIRST. SO THE DOOR IS OPEN FOR THE CAQ NOW. THE EXPECTATIONS ARE REALLY HIGH FOR THIS NEW TEAM, THIS NEW PARTY THAT HAS BECOME THE NEW GOVERNMENT OF QUÉBEC. SO IT’S GOING TO BE QUITE INTERESTING TO WATCH. AND TO BASICALLY KEEP AN EYE ON THE CAQ. IS HE GOING TO BE CRITICAL OF THE ENVIRONMENT? THERE ARE LOTS OF THINGS THAT LEGAULT WILL HAVE TO PROVIDE, BECAUSE CAMPAIGNING IS ONE THING, GOVERNING IS ANOTHER. HE KNOWS THAT.>>Debra: YOU BROUGHT UP THE CAMPAIGNING OVER THE LAST 39 DAYS, OF COURSE, THAT CAMPAIGN ACTUALLY STARTED WELL BEFORE THAT WITH FIXED DATE ELECTIONS. THESE MNAs HAVE BEEN CAMPAIGNING FOR ALMOST A YEAR REALLY. IT’S BEEN A LONG ROAD AND HE DESERVES A FEW HOUR’S SLEEP TONIGHT. AND SO DO YOU, ACTUALLY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. LET’S BRING IN SEAN HENRY. YOU’RE TAKING A LOOK AT POSSIBLE CABINET POSSIBILITIES.>>POSSIBILITIES, THE PREROGATIVE OF FRANCOIS LEGAULT. HE SAID NO MORE DOCTORS AS HEALTH MINISTERS, SO A POTENTIAL HERE IS DANIELLE McCANN IN SANGUINET ON THE SOUTH SHORE WINNING THAT RIDING. ALSO LOOKING AT VACHON, WE JUST HEARD FROM IAN LAFRENIERE. I WANT TO LOOK AT CHAPLEAU AS WELL. A LAWYER FROM MONTREAL TAKES THE RIDING. HE HAS LIVED IN MONTREAL FOR A LONG TIME. AND OF COURSE, WHO CAN FORGET POINTE-AUX-TREMBLES. WE’LL SEE HOW THAT ALL WORKS OUT.>>Debra: LET’S GO TO NANCY. THIS IS REALLY INTERESTING. I LOOKED AT HER MAP. WHEN WE STARTED OUT THE EVENING, THAT MAP WAS QUITE RED.>>Nancy: THIS IS THE FUN THING. THIS IS THE RESULT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW. MOST OF THEM ELECTED OR LEADING, BUT IF WE GO BACK TO WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE BEFORE. LOOK AT ALL THE RED. THAT IS THE LIBERAL MAJORITY THAT TURNED INTO A CAQ MAJORITY. IF YOU WANT TO LOOK WHERE IT HAPPENED, LOOK AT SOUTHERN QUÉBEC. YOU CAN SEE THAT THE LIBERAL SEATS ARE LIMITED TO THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL. THERE IS A PATCH HERE OR THERE. THERE IS ONE IN QUÉBEC CITY. THERE IS A LITTLE BIT IN OUTAOUAIS, BUT THE LIBERALS ARE LIMITED TO THERE AND THE CAQ HAS JUST WON IN THE REGIONS.>>Debra: IT IS QUITE INCREDIBLE TO SEE THAT CHANGE TONIGHT. ERIC, LET’S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE TOTAL VOTE.>>WE’RE LOOKING AT TURNOUT HAS DROPPED, WHICH HAS TRADITIONALLY BEEN GOOD FOR THE INCUMBENT, BUT CLEARLY IT WAS NOT A GOOD RESULT FOR THE INCUMBENT. WE’RE NOW JUST OVER 64%. THAT IS QUITE LOW. NOT AS LOW AS IN 2012 WHEN IT DROPPED DOWN TO UNDER 60%.>>Nancy: IT WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE I HEARD FROM PEOPLE, IF TURNOUT IS HIGH, THAT MEANS QUÉBECERS DO WANT CHANGE SO IT WILL BE GOOD FOR THE CAQ AND IF TURNOUT IS LOW, THEY DON’T WANT CHANGE, SO THEY WON’T VOTE FOR CAQ. SO WE BAFFLED EVERYONE, BY HAVING A LOW TURNOUT AND VOTING FOR CHANGE.>>Debra: ANOTHER ISSUE, THERE WAS NO DIVISIVE ISSUE HERE. SO THAT ALSO DOESN’T BRING PEOPLE OUT TO VOTE. IF THERE IS NOT SOMETHING, WHETHER IT’S SOVEREIGNTY OR FEDERALISM, OR SOME KIND OF REFERENDUM TYPE QUESTION, IMMIGRATION DOESN’T SEEM LIKE IT WAS STRONG ENOUGH. IT FIZZLED OUT AT THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND SO PERHAPS THAT’S ANOTHER REASON WHY PEOPLE STAYED AT HOME.>>Nancy: IT’S A GOOD THING MAYBE FOR THE QUÉBEC ELECTION CAMPAIGN THAT THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AMENDED HAPPENED WHEN IT WAS TOO LATE TO EFFECT IT.>>Eric: WE MUST CONSIDER HOW MANY PEOPLE STAYED HOME FOR THE LIBERALS OR THE P.Q. BECAUSE THEY ARE ON TRACK FOR LESS THAN A MILLION VOTES. YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO 1973. I WONDER HOW MUCH OF THE LOW TURNOUT IS PEOPLE WHO VOTED LIBERAL IN THE LAST ELECTION WHO DID NOT BOTHER TO CAST A BALLOT THIS TIME.>>Debra: INTERESTING FOUR HOURS. I WANT TO GET YOUR SORT OF FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE EVENING, SEAN.>>I’M JUST LOOKING AT THE MAP BEHIND NANCY AND THE SEA OF BLUE. I’M LOOKING AT THE ISOLATION OF MONTREAL. THE RED IN THE MIDDLE AND FOR THE PARTI QUEBECOIS, THE BLUE OFF TO THE END IN THE EASTERN PART OF QUÉBEC. BUT I WANT TO BRING SPECIAL ATTENTION BACK TO MONTREAL. FRANCOIS LEGAULT AND VALERIE PLANTE DON’T SEE EYE TO EYE ON A LOT OF MOBILITY PROJECTS, NAMELY VALERIE PLANTE’S PINK LINE. HE DOESN’T SEE A NEED FOR IT, SO I’M WONDERING HOW THAT DYNAMIC IS GOING TO GO FROM THERE. AND NONE OF THE PROJECTS AFFECT THE CENTRE OF MONTREAL. WE’LL SEE HOW THOSE DISCUSSIONS GO FROM THERE. LOTS OF QUESTIONS OF COURSE. WE’LL BE TALKING TO THE MAYOR TOMORROW TO SEE WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY.>>Debra: I’D LIKE TO GO AROUND THE TABLE NOW AND GET YOUR FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE EVENING. IT’S BEEN A HISTORIC NIGHT. REMARKABLE. NANCY?>>I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THE P.Q. I WAS WATCHING LAST NIGHT, THE CANADIAN GENERAL MANAGER WAS ON, EVERYONE WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT HOCKEY AND UP POPPED THE AD FOR THE CAQ. SHE REALLY IS SOMEBODY WITH HER MEDICALLY ASSISTED DYING WAS ABLE TO WORK WITH OTHER PARTIES AND I THINK SHE MAY BE THE PERSON WHO CAN WORK WITH QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE AND TRY TO CONSOLIDATE THE PARTI QUEBECOIS AND GET THINGS MOVING THERE. I THREE QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE HAD AN AMAZING NIGHT. WHAT THAT TRANSFORMS INTO, WHETHER THEY CAN GET FRANCOIS LEGAULT TO LISTEN ON THE ENVIRONMENT IS SOMETHING. AND YOU KNOW, LEGAULT, HE’S GOT A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. IT’S EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTED. NOW WE SEE IF HE IS THE CAN DO-ER HE SAYS HE IS.>>Eric: THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF CHANGE. WHEN YOU SEE THIS KIND OF RUPTURE, THIS MARKS THE LIFT OF THE PROVINCE. WHEN YOU SEE A PARTY THAT HAS NEVER GOVERNED BEFORE. THE TWO PARTIES WIPED OF THE MAP. THE LIBERALS, THE PARTI QUEBECOIS FROM THE MAP. THAT REQUIRES A LOT OF CHANGE. QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE WILL THEY REPLACE THE PARTI QUEBECOIS? WILL THE LIBERAL BE ABLE TO REBUILD? IT’S POSSIBLE TO FIND OUT THIS WAS AN ABERRATION, BUT COULD BE LIKE IN 1976, THAT CHANGES QUÉBEC’S POLITICS FOR A LONG TIME.>>Nancy: THERE IS A WHOLE GENERATION THAT DOESN’T REMEMBER THE NATIONAL, AND THEY WERE A DOMINANT FORCE.>>Debra: WE’LL SEE FRANCOIS LEGAULT FORMING A NEW GOVERNMENT, THE TRANSITION. I’D LIKE TO GET YOUR SENSE ON WHAT WILL BE THE TOP PRIORITY AS HE SETS UP GOVERNMENT. WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL BE THE FIRST THING HE DOES WHEN HE GETS INTO OFFICE?>>Nancy: I DON’T THINK IT WILL BE THE CANNABIS LEGISLATION, ALL JOKES ASIDE, I THINK IT REALLY WILL BE PROBABLY TO DO WITH THE SCHOOLS AND THE ELDERLY. I THINK THAT IS HIS PASSION REALLY. EDUCATION. HE HAS SAID THAT IS WHAT HE WANTS FOR QUÉBEC. HE FEELS IF HE CAN IMPROVE THE EDUCATION SYSTEM, HE CAN GO AFTER THE JOBS THAT ARE SO IMPORTANT, THE $25-30 JOBS THAT HAD MANON MASSE SAYING WHAT WORLD DO YOU LIVE IN THAT, THAT IS YOUR GOAL? HE SAID YOU DO THAT IN A STRONG EDUCATION SYSTEM, BRINGING KIDS IN PRE-K, AND THEN ALL THE WAY THROUGH.>>Debra: IT’S INTERESTING FOR ALL OF THE PLANS HE HAS FOR THE ELDERLY, LET’S SAY, THE NEW PLANS OF NEW TYPES OF HOMES FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE, IT’S GOING TO COST A LOT OF MONEY. SO YOU KNOW, THERE ARE CERTAINLY GREAT PROGRAMMES, GREAT IDEAS, BUT CAN HE ACTUALLY BRING THEM TO FRUITION?>>Nancy: I THINK ABOUT A BILLION DOLLARS THEY SAY TO BUILD THESE BEAUTIFUL SUNNY ALL-WINDOW HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY. SO IT’S NOT SOMETHING YOU CAN DO IMMEDIATELY. EVEN THE PRE-K, HOW DO YOU SUDDENLY BRING 50,000 KIDS INTO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM? ALREADY WE HAVE PORTABLE CLASSROOMS. THAT’S A REAL CHALLENGE.>>Eric: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CAMPAIGNING AS AN OPPOSITION LEADER AND BEING THE GOVERNMENT HAVING TO IMPLEMENT YOUR POLICIES. FRANCOIS LEGAULT WANTED TO BE THE PREMIER FOR A VERY LONG TIME. HE NOW HAS A CHANCE.>>Debra: WELL, IT WAS A HISTORIC NIGHT, WASN’T IT? WE NOW HAVE A CAQ GOVERNMENT WITH A PREMIER-DESIGNATE IN FRANCOIS LEGAULT. TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY FOR QUÉBEC. CHANGE IS DEFINITELY HERE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HERE IN QUÉBEC, I’M DEBRA ARBEC. GOOD NIGHT AND THANK YOU FOR WATCHING QUÉBEC ELECTION 2018. [ ♪♪♪ ] ON SUNDAY NIGHT. I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WOULDN’T BE FINALLY FINALIZED UNTIL THE 11TH HOUR.>>Rosemary: FOR ALMOST 14 MONTHS, CHRYSTIA FREELAND NEGOTIATED THE

28 thoughts on “Quebec Votes 2018: Election night special

  1. The ‘Winds of Conservative Thought’ are sweeping North America…First Ontario, then New Brunswick, then Quebec…..then the mid-terms in the United States. People are taking their homes back from the politicians…..a good time indeed.

  2. Thankfully the liberals time is nearing an end! Bye bye Trudeau. Alberta will vote Conservative this May. Ontario already kicked the liberals to the curb. Enough of liberal insanity!
    #walk away
    Trudeau must go
    Max for PM

  3. I have to say I expected the CAQ to win a majority but I'm absolutely shocked at just how poorly the Liberals did. The upsets in southern Quebec are stunning. Chapleau could have gone either way but the Liberals losing Gatineau and Papineau. It's another disastrous result for a provincial Liberal party. Also the strength of QS was interesting. Sovereignty may have a new dominant party.

  4. CBC comments abled ???? I think they are worrying about their jobs and trying to sit on the fence and we won't notice.

  5. Poor Debrohah Arbeck she had tears in her eyes and kept clearing her throat. The masses have woken up to the liberals agenda of population replacement.

  6. 11:53 – CBC projects CAQ government
    27:02 – CBC projects CAQ majority government
    2:30:21 РManon Mass̩ (QS) speech
    2:47:46 РJean-Fran̤ois Lis̩e (PQ) resigns
    2:59:21 – CBC projects PQ losing official party status
    3:14:42 РFran̤ois Legault (CAQ) victory speech

  7. Province elections do not reflect the likelihood of a general election throughout Stephen Harpers period as Prime minister Ontario had a liberal majority, minority and then majority again. From 1993 to 2004 general elections the Liberals held pretty much all seats in Ontario while reform only having 1 then 2 seats but during this period you had Bob Roe as NDP Premier and then Mike Harris as PC Premier.

  8. 11:53 – CBC projects CAQ government

    27:02 – CBC projects CAQ majority government

    2:30:21 РManon Mass̩ (QS) speech

    2:47:46 РJean-Fran̤ois Lis̩e (PQ) resigns

    2:59:21 – CBC projects PQ losing official party status

    3:14:42 РFran̤ois Legault (CAQ) victory speech

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