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  Coalition avenir Québec
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AbbreviationCaQ
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CountryCanada
Established2011-11-04
Disbanded0000-00-00
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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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