Canadian Flag is back
The Canadian flag has re-appeared in the National Assembly upper house after being removed temporarily yesterday.
The Parti Quebecois had asked not to have the flag in the backdrop when its MNAs were sworn into office on Monday. This request was also granted during PQ swearing-in ceremonies when the Liberals held power.
This morning, the Canadian flag was brought back out when CAQ and Liberal MNAs swore their oaths of office.
François Legault says he chose to include the flag, and maintain the status quo, because he is not interested in the debate. "The last thing people would like to see at the National Assembly is a battle over flags," he says.
Past Parti Quebecois governments have taken the flag out the upper house, or red room, altogether during their time in power.
It is unclear, though, whether Marois wants to, or would be able to do this with a minority government.
photo: François Legault swears in Tuesday