To the dismay of Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois, the first-half of the Quebec election campaign was all about sovereignty.
It's the sexy issue that has dominated press conferences and the topic reporters wanted to write about.
All this talk about a potential referendum, however, has allegedly hurt the PQ at the opinion polls. A recent Léger-Le Devoir survey indicates that only 20 per cent of those surveyed want the candidates to talk about sovereignty. Moreover, according to the poll, 59 per cent of Quebecers said that they would vote "No" in a sovereignty referendum.
So, according to a report by CJAD Radio, the PQ war room is attempting to move the collective electoral focus back to an issue on which they believe they can win. They want to tout their proposed Values Charter legislation that would essentially ban public employees from wearing religious symbols such as hijabs, kippas and turbans.
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