Minister sports Aldo shoes

Posted By: Angelica Montgomery · 11/19/2012 1:09:00 PM

Finance minister Nicolas Marceau kicked up his new heels today, on the eve of the Marois government's first budget. And, they're a slick new pair of Aldos.

He says he wants to show off the a Quebec-based company, as well as his confidence in the budget.

"Yeah, so I'm proud of it (the budget) and I think its something that should be shown by wearing new shoes. It's a good news for Quebecers," Marceau says, while holding one of his shiny classic black dress shoes before the cameras.

This will be Marceau's first budget as finance minister. And, he says it will also be his government's most challenging.

The PQ says it will have to make up for cost overruns from a number of Liberal infrastructure projects.

Marceau will also have to find 1.3 billion to cover the shut-down of the Gentilly-2 nuclear power plant, and 60 million dollars for a tuition fee freeze.

But, Marceau is suggesting that budget won't bring new taxes. "The taxpayers have already made a great great effort," he says, adding that his government will use a balanced approach.

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  1. manoli posted on 11/19/2012 02:14 PM
    He wanted to show off a Quebec based company? The shoes are made in China or Brazil !
    Find me one pair of shoes in that chain made in Quebec.
    1. chris posted on 11/22/2012 07:40 AM
      @manoli There is a point that is missed by most.
  2. Drew posted on 11/20/2012 12:06 PM
    Sew up your pockets here we go!!!!!!!
  3. Dlow posted on 11/21/2012 06:23 PM
    Every $1 they take out of my household pocket will be $1 less that I give to charity. The SAQ will not get a dime from me either as I will make it a point to go to Ontario in order to fill the wine cellar and top up the liquor cabinet. Expect cross-border (Ontario and the U.S.) shopping to increase particularly given the strength of our dollar. I pledge to make sure that Quebec gets as little from me hereon out as possible and I really believe that this time I am not alone.
    1. Cris posted on 11/22/2012 07:39 AM
      @Dlow Have you seen the prices of alchool in Ontario ? US on 48 hour visits sure.
  4. Mike D posted on 11/22/2012 11:37 AM
    Hopefully Amir Khadir approves of this shoe store.
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