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  Coalition avenir Québec
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AbbreviationCaQ
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CountryCanada
Established2011-11-04
Disbanded0000-00-00
ContributorM@
Last EditedIndyGeorgia - October 03, 2022 10:19pm
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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MOST RECENT RACES
11/29/2022 QC President of the National Assembly Nathalie Roy Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of Families Suzanne Roy Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of Higher Education Pascale Déry Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of Health Christian Dubé Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of Economy, Innovation, & Energy Pierre Fitzgibbon Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of Education Bernard Drainville Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of Transport Geneviève Guilbault Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of Municipal Affairs Andrée Laforest Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of Cybersecurity & Digital Technology Éric Caire Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of Labour Jean Boulet Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of Natural Resources & Forests Maïté Blanchette Vézina Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of Employment Kateri Champagne Jourdain Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of Public Security François Bonnardel Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of the French Language Jean-François Roberge Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of Culture & Communications Mathieu Lacombe Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of the Environment, the Fight Against Climate Change, Wildlife, & Parks Benoît Charette Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of International Relations & La Francophonie Martine Biron Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/20/2022 QC Minister of Immigration, Francization, & Integration Christine Fréchette Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/03/2022 QC National Assembly - Jean-Talon Joëlle Boutin Won 32.50% (+8.75%)
10/03/2022 QC National Assembly - La Peltrie Éric Caire Won 44.35% (+14.45%)