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PQ tones down talk of stolen election, defends raising voter irregularities

Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois speaks during a campaign stop in Drummondville, Que., on Monday, March 24, 2014.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

MONTREAL - The Parti Quebecois is backtracking on allegations that people from outside the province are trying to steal the Quebec election.

Yet PQ Leader Pauline Marois is defending the party's decision to raise questions about alleged irregularities in voter registration that surfaced in the media.

The province's chief electoral officer said Sunday that reports of an abnormal influx of students trying to register to vote are false.

Marois defended her party this morning, saying it was duty bound to raise the issue with Elections Quebec once the allegations were made.

She said she is satisfied the situation is under control and that the issue has been cleared up.

Outgoing cabinet minister Bertrand St-Arnaud spoke on the weekend of people from Ontario and the rest of Canada trying to "steal" the April 7 election.

The Liberals accused the PQ of trying to intimidate the chief electoral officer in another desperate attempt to move the focus away from referendum talk.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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