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Party: Quebec and Montreal

party: There is a new division in Quebec, between those living in Montreal and citizens elsewhere in the province, according to CTV. The consistent and sustained rise in the polls of the legislature's third-largest party, the federalist Coalition Avenir Quebec, reflects this new reality. But the 10 months leading up to October's provincial election will be different. Polling indicates the six-year-old party has a serious shot at government -- including a majority -- without needing to win a single seat on the island of Montreal, a breakdown that hasn't happened in Quebec's modern political history. Quebec has 125 ridings, including 27 on the island of Montreal. Whether or not it's possible to win without Montreal, I hope to -- and I will -- have a certain number of ridings on the island, Coalition Leader Francois Legault said during an end-of-year interview with The Canadian Press. ( As reported in the news.