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Liberals, CAQ neck-and-neck in Quebec election : Coalition's early momentum dragged down by leader's gaffes and lacklustre performance in debates

Sep 22, 2018 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

The entrants in the horse race that is the Quebec election campaign got off to a start as listless as the summer day when the bell sounded, but somehow they enter the home-stretch final week locked in a run for the ages.

After a 10-day period that saw three debates, a flurry of public opinion polls and intense scrutiny of the front-runner, François Legault, a few things are clear.

The contest for the Oct. 1 vote has narrowed between Mr. Legault's Coalition Avenir Québec and the Que...