Quebec most rich would be more liked in the rest of Canada, according to Legault

Un Québec plus riche serait plus aimé du reste du Canada, selon Legault

Photo: Ryan Remiorz, The canadian Press
François Legault has attributed the unpopularity of the current Quebec in the ROC, in part, to his refusal to let pass the “dirty oil” from the West on the territory of quebec.

The low odds of love in Quebec, in the Rest of Canada (ROC) is not foreign to its dependence on federal equalization program, which he will shoot to $ 13.1 billion in 2019, is of the opinion the prime minister François Legault.

“Why ? Because Quebec is poorer than the rest of Canada. It puts us in a vulnerable position “, he explained, less than a week after the publication of a survey. In addition to being regarded as the most greedy of the federation, the Quebec is seen as a “friend” by only 5% of Canadians outside québec, indicate the firm Angus Reid, after having questioned 4024 online respondents. “Me, I’m not embarrassed. It is in Canada, then this system of equalization is there. We are going to [advocate] for it to remain there, ” he continued, in the margins of a gathering of the members caquistes in Gatineau.

The head of the government has reiterated its readiness to facilitate private investment and job creation, “well-paid” in Quebec. “Reduce the wealth gap with the rest of Canada, it could put us in a better position to negotiate with the rest of Canada, then, perhaps be more loving of the other provinces,” he started.

Mea culpa

Mr. Legault has attributed the unpopularity of the current Quebec in the ROC, in part, to his refusal to let pass the “dirty oil” from the West on the territory of quebec. “Unanimously, all the first ministers wanted to look at the possibility of having a pipeline in Quebec. I have been very clear, can be [I] used hard words, but I clearly stated that there was not of social acceptability in Quebec. Therefore, it is not a question of having a pipeline in Quebec “, a-t-it reported on Wednesday.

Finally, the “rivalries” in sports also explain the low rating of the love of Quebec, has added to the joke Mr. Legault. “They don’t like Canada as much as the rest of us “, he concluded.

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