May 16, 2015
By Bob Sheppard
The Parti Quebecois has elected Pierre Karl Peladeau as its new leader.
The media mogul received 57.6 percent of the vote in the first round of voting.
The 53-year-old Peladeau says he was elected to make Quebec a separate country, and he says Parti Quebecois members have given him a clear mandate to do just that.
His critics say Peladeau is divisive, anti union and too short tempered to deal effectively with political life.