Marois interfering with Scottish affairs: Libs

Posted By: Angelica Montgomery · 1/29/2013 4:41:00 PM

The Liberals are condemning the plans the Quebec premier announced in a Scottish newspaper while in Edinburgh.

Pauline Marois told the Scottish newspaper The Herald that she would pass Quebec's data on its last two referendum to the sovereigntist Scottish leadership.

She told the paper that her administration has a lot of information to hand over. "That is data that we would be very happy to share with Scotland and we can talk about it with Mr. Salmond as well."

It is unclear whether Marois was referring to internal government files, or why the premier would pass it on.


Official opposition leader Jean-Marc Fournier says Marois is trying to advance the sovereigntist movement in a foreign country.

"That's none of her business," he says. "She's taking part int he debate."

Fournier says that as a leader of a minority government, Marois is out of line. "She does not have the mandate to say to the entire world, in the name of Quebecers, that she can support an argument in favour of Scottish separation."

Fournier also says Marois' actions could have an impact on Quebec's commercial relationship with the UK.


In the meantime, Pauline Marois has declared her trip to Edinburgh a success. She says she does not feel that the Scottish first minister had downplayed her visit.

"Over 45 minutes, we were able to discuss many issues," says Marois about her meeting with Alex Salmond.

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  1. DM posted on 01/29/2013 06:31 PM
    When will this woman and her Separatist movement be stopped? How much can she get away with before our dumbass Prime Minister gets involved? IS he even aware of what's going on in the country or is his head so far up his Conservative ass that he can't even see his balls!
  2. Mary posted on 01/29/2013 08:46 PM
    This is just so ridiculous! Why doesn't Harper reign this pretend queen in. Why would Scotland even listen to her?! She's a racist bigot in a now backwater province of Canada treating english-speaking citizens in her jurisdiction like second class citizens but at the same time telling the Scots that she'll "help" them? What arrogance! What hypocrisy. Marois has NO business whatsoever in Scotland.
    Scotland is a country in it's own right that deserves it's independence. NOT so with Quebec which is just a province of Canada. The proof is that no matter how many sovereignty referendums they have they never win because the people, I mean french and english alike do NOT want to separate their country but the separatists just won't accept that. No matter how they've tried to cheat by throwing out anglo ballots they still lost.
    1. LMAO posted on 01/30/2013 06:27 AM
      @Mary Harper will not be your saviour he wants nothing to do with Quebec. Side steps everything that comes from here.
    2. Tony Murray posted on 01/31/2013 03:22 AM
      @Mary Mary, Im from Scotland and i really wonder why you want the UK to break apart but then want different for Canada. The huge majority of us in Scotland want to stay united with our British family just like you in Canada want to stay united. Might i add that Canada has British origins and that means a united British origin, so why would you support a breakup of your mother country when the majority in England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland want to stay united?
  3. steven posted on 01/30/2013 10:53 AM
    my tax money in acton ! when the gov says to me don.t work under the table . pay tax ! i say FU ...
  4. kenneth T, Tellis posted on 01/30/2013 01:02 PM
    Pauline Marois is playing the old political game od reading into everything that she does what is not necessarily facts or have any bearing on the truth. In a word: Falsehood to the last,
  5. jenny posted on 01/31/2013 03:44 PM
    who allowed her to travel anywhere? wasting tax payer money again for the expression of her own weird mid-life crisis.... She should be arrested for treason as should anyone trying to separate from Canada. I am leaving asap. So sick of it all... I vote and protest and sign petitions.... It goes nowhere.
  6. Umaga posted on 02/01/2013 09:00 AM
    Interfering ? If politicians discussing goals is interfering , what is dropping planeloads of bombs on the poor mid -east country du-jour ? Oh right !,, I forgot;s called " making it safe for little girls to go to school " .
    1. J.S. posted on 02/04/2013 08:14 AM
      @Umaga Are you from another planet?
  7. Robert posted on 02/02/2013 10:34 AM
    Harper had the good sence not to play into her hand . As to her trip abroad almost the same as Charles De gaulles infamous words in Quebec long ago in other words madame M clean your own kitchen and stay out of others
  8. Joe posted on 02/03/2013 09:12 AM
    Quebec Premieres should stop traveling the world pretending they are independent country. And that they are victims for being part of Canada. They just look foolish in the international stage.
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