December 3, 2009 -- Socialist Voice -- Québec solidaire, the left-wing party founded almost four years
ago, held its fifth convention in the Montréal suburb of Laval on November
20-22, 2009. About 300 elected delegates debated and adopted resolutions on
the Quebec national question, electoral reform, immigration policy and
The convention clarified the party’s position on some important
questions at the heart of its strategic orientation that had been left
unresolved at its founding.
Québec solidaire is the product of a fusion process lasting several
years among various organisations and left-wing groups that had
developed in the context of major actions by the women’s, student,
global justice and antiwar movements in the 1990s and the early years
of this decade. But the party has faced many obstacles as it struggled
to establish a visible presence in Quebec’s political landscape.