Sovereignty: Quebec must be inspired by Alberta, says the PQ

Sovereignty: Quebec must draw inspiration from Alberta, says the PQ

Paul Saint-Pierre Plamondon

The nationalism of the CAQ under François Legault remains insufficient, according to the Parti Québécois. The government should emulate Alberta's Sovereignty in a United Canada Bill, he suggests.

Alberta's new Premier, Danielle Smith, introduced a bill on Tuesday afternoon to change the province's laws without having to go through the Legislative Assembly. This law would also protect public bodies covered by the law from legal reprisals in the event of changes.

“Alberta acts more than the CAQ, by putting limits on the federal government which lacks respect for the National Assemblies, the governments of each Canadian province”, comments the leader of the party, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon.

Alberta has overtaken the government of Quebec in terms of nationalism, it has to be done.

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For Québec solidaire, there is only one solution to the disputes between Québec and Ottawa: total sovereignty. “Otherwise, it's endless quarrels with Ottawa, which never wants to know anything,” said Rosemont MP Vincent Marissal.

Federalist in nature, the Liberals are opposed to Quebec taking the example of Alberta. “In a federal context, each level of government has its own powers. When you are in a federation, you have to negotiate, ”said the acting head of the formation, Marc Tanguay.

The bill will have to be passed by Alberta's elected officials before being presented to the people of the province so that the usefulness of this law can be the subject of public debate.

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