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Parti Québécois Leader Pauline Marois waves from her campaign bus as she hits the campaign trail in Quebec on March 5, 2014.
Parti Québécois Leader Pauline Marois waves from her campaign bus as she hits the campaign trail in Quebec on March 5, 2014.
(RYAN REMIORZ/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Marois has a headstart in Quebec parties’ race for conservative votes

This is a Quebec election that is turning on the province’s small-c conservatives. The grumpy, middle-aged, middle-income man is the target voter.

In a province that many consider left-leaning, and where Stephen Harper’s federal Conservatives are fourth, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois has gained advantage by shifting right.