It's official: On Wednesday morning, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois met with her province's Lieutenant-Governor to dissolve the National Assembly.
Quebecers will cast their votes on April 7.
Marois told reporters that after 18 months as a minority government, her Parti Quebecois needed a majority to move their agenda forward.
"The Liberals and the [Coalition Avenir Quebec] are blocking the government’s plan. They said they would defeat the budget ... we need to stop this blockage by the opposition," she said in a brief statement, according to the Globe and Mail.
"That is why I have taken the decision [to call an election] with my cabinet."
As of today, it doesn't look like the election will significantly change the make-up of Quebec's legislature.
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