Quebec may just have had its most important election in 50 years


On Monday night, Quebec politics underwent its most significant realignment in the last half-century.

Two parties that had been relegated to the margins - the centre-right Coalition Avenir Québec and left-wing Québec Solidaire - entered the mainstream.

And they did so in dramatic fashion, tossing aside the federalist Liberals and the sovereignist Parti Québécois like old pairs of socks, too stale to keep around.

Not since 1966 has a party other than the Liberals or PQ held power in Quebec.

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