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Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois speaks during a campaign stop in Trois-Rivieres, Que., on Monday, March 31, 2014.
Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois speaks during a campaign stop in Trois-Rivieres, Que., on Monday, March 31, 2014.
(Paul Chiasson/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Story about Muslim students just part of PQ’s wedge politics

Already a volatile, mud-slinging affair, the Quebec election entered its last week of campaigning with the confused musings of a woman fretting that her aquafit class was threatened by alleged wealthy Muslim McGill students.

The comments came from former broadcaster Janette Bertrand, whom the Parti Québécois trotted out at a weekend campaign brunch in a bid to steer the campaign back into a debate about identity and secular values. Ms. Bertrand is a staunch supporter of the PQ’s proposed Charter of Values.