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Marianne White September 5, 2012
Original French Text: http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2012/09/05/marois-va-annuler-la-hausse
MONTREAL- Even if she has a minority Pauline Maois has the firm intention to act rapidly to cancel the rise in tuition, and repleal Bill 101.
The elected Premier gave an overview Wednesday of the steps she wants to take.
“My government will cancel the increase in tuition by decree. Law 78 will no longer be in place.” She said, arguing that she hoped to obtain the support of the opposition parties.
Even if a decree is adopted by the government to cancel the increase, a non-confidence motion could be filed by her opponents.
“Even in a minority, I have the intention to get results for the people,” affirmed the PQ leader who accepted the verdict of the population.
She will not however have all the opportunities she wanted with only 54 seats, against 50 for the Liberal Party, 19 for the Coalition for the future of Quebec and two for Quebec Solidarity.
New Bill 101
She has indicated that she will call for collaboration of the other parties to complete her other commitments, including the adoption of a new Bill 101
“It remains central to my concerns, it must be… I am sure that we will find common ground with the opposition to advance on this very important issue,” she said.
It will be more difficult to negotiate with the Liberals and the CAQ who have expressed their disagreement with the proposals of the PQ in terms of language.
Mrs. Marois argued that she would present a full new version of Bill 101 that would extend to companies with less than 50 employees and to cegeps and vocational schools.
“This legislation would require consultation and I would see how far the opposition parties are ready to go to help adopt in its entirety or in the number of it’s elements,” she said.
“I will go as far as I can go with the support of the opposition,” she added.
She also wants to accelerate the development of the network of care and to make modifications to Law 35 to prevent convicted construction firms from obtaining government contracts. The Liberals have announced their intention to campaign their intention to provide changes in this sense.
In the entourage the PQ leader has emphasized that this minority will permit the people to note that Marois is a woman of compromise.
“I say to Quebecers that they can count on me to get results,” she said Wednesday. She also said she met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and that this exchange was “cordial.”
Translated from the original French by Translating the printemps érable.
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