Voters in Quebec will head to the polls on Tuesday, amid rising frustration with the current government led by Liberal leader Jean Charest, who has been in power for about a decade.
Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois earlier said that if she won the elections for a new Quebec government, she would call for a referendum on the separation of Quebec from Canada.
Marois also pledged that she would roll back the government’s proposed tuition fee rises, if her party won the elections.
Since February, students have been protesting against the hikes and the provincial government’s controversial anti-protest Bill 78. The protests later turned into a larger movement dubbed as the “maple revolution,” which reveals deeper social unrest.