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  Coalition avenir Québec
Last EditedRBH - October 01, 2018 09:23pm
DescriptionThe Coalition Avenir Québec (or CAQ) is a political party in the Canadian province of Quebec. Its politics have been described in the press as centre-right, but the party describes itself as of neither the left nor the right. It also describes itself as of centre-right on economic issues, while left of centre on social ones.

It was founded by former cabinet minister François Legault and businessman Charles Sirois; Legault also serves as its leader. The party membership includes both sovereignists and federalists (i.e., supporters and opponents of Quebec sovereignty); however it has called for a ten-year moratorium on any new sovereignty referendum.

Not long after its formation, the party gained nine sitting members in the National Assembly who had originally been elected as members of the Parti Québécois and of the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ); the latter party merged with the CAQ in January 2012. The formal name used by the party in contesting the September 2012 general election is Coalition avenir Québec - L'équipe François Legault.

Members and supporters of the party are referred to as "caquistes", although the party originally requested that the term "coalisés" be used instead.

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12/02/2019 QC National Assembly - Jean-Talon - By-election Joëlle Boutin Won 43.38% (+18.35%)
03/11/2019 QC National Assembly - Legislative Standings Coalition Avenir Québec Won 60.00% (+36.80%)
12/10/2018 QC National Assembly - Roberval - By-election Nancy Guillemette Won 54.53% (+37.02%)
12/10/2018 QC National Assembly - Legislative Standings Coalition Avenir Québec Won 60.00% (+36.80%)
10/18/2018 QC Minister of Justice Sonia Lebel Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/18/2018 QC Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/18/2018 QC Minister of Finance Éric Girard Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/05/2018 QC National Assembly - Legislative Standings Coalition Avenir Québec Won 59.20% (+35.20%)
10/01/2018 QC Premier François Legault Won 59.20% (+34.40%)
10/01/2018 QC National Assembly - Westmount–Saint-Louis Michelle Morin Lost 9.68% (-57.04%)
10/01/2018 QC National Assembly - Beauce-Nord Luc Provençal Won 66.37% (+50.71%)
10/01/2018 QC National Assembly - Laval-des-Rapides Christine Mitton Lost 30.73% (-0.80%)
10/01/2018 QC National Assembly - Pointe-aux-Trembles Chantal Rouleau Won 38.96% (+6.75%)
10/01/2018 QC National Assembly - Dubuc François Tremblay Won 40.23% (+17.86%)
10/01/2018 QC National Assembly - Jeanne-Mance–Viger Sarah Petrari Lost 16.18% (-50.14%)
10/01/2018 QC National Assembly - Laviolette–Saint-Maurice Marie-Louise Tardif Won 45.41% (+24.63%)
10/01/2018 QC National Assembly - Champlain Sonia Lebel Won 51.86% (+33.21%)
10/01/2018 QC National Assembly - Saint-François Geneviève Hébert Won 34.73% (+11.43%)
10/01/2018 QC National Assembly - Drummond–Bois-Francs Sébastien Schneeberger Won 56.30% (+41.28%)
10/01/2018 QC National Assembly - Johnson André Lamontagne Won 52.96% (+35.10%)