Marois set to meet lieutenant-governor and call April 7 election

Global News

QUEBEC – Quebec Premier Pauline Marois is setting up an April 7 general election with a visit to the lieutenant-governor this morning.

Her office says in a statement Marois will meet Pierre Duchesne so he can dissolve the national assembly.

That will allow her to call an election for the first Monday in April.

Marois is to make a declaration in Quebec City at 10 a.m. and then meet with Duchesne.

READ MORE: Quebec poised to go to the polls April 7

Election fever has been building in recent days amid a flurry of spending announcements from the minority Parti Quebecois government as well as the introduction of candidates for various parties.

The PQ is currently leading in public opinion polls, followed by the Liberals and the Coalition for Quebec’s Future.

Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard says his party will focus during the campaign on the concerns of Quebecers, including health…

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