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Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard and his wife Suzanne Pilote walk into the campaign headquarters for election returns Monday, April 7, 2014 in St-Felicien Que.
Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard and his wife Suzanne Pilote walk into the campaign headquarters for election returns Monday, April 7, 2014 in St-Felicien Que.
(Jacques Boissinot/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

In Ottawa, relief mixed with uncertainty as federalists take Couillard’s measure

Federal politicians can now breathe normally. For 33 days they held it in, waiting out a Quebec election that was twisting and turning in unpredictable ways.

Instead of the angst of a possible referendum, they will wake up to Premier-elect Philippe Couillard, and four years of federalist government in Quebec City. Things have changed.