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Prime Minister Stephen Harper responds to media in Roberval, Que., June 25 2014.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper responds to media in Roberval, Que., June 25 2014.
(Clement Allard/The Canadian Press)

Just how realistic are Harper’s hopes of a Quebec breakthrough?

The Conservatives are hoping to make a comeback in Quebec in 2015, and as part of this renewed drive have pledged to hold a cabinet meeting in the provincial capital at the end of the summer. But just how realistic are Conservative hopes in Quebec?

The Conservatives captured just under 17 per cent of the vote in the province in the 2011 federal election. This was the second consecutive decrease since the breakthrough of 2006 when the party took 25 per cent of the vote. Polls suggest that the Tories could take another step backwards next year.