Marois says province is headed in the right direction

Premier Pauline Marois says her government was more focused in the current session of the National Assembly than when it was first elected last year.

Marois says her team concentrated on employment and identity and that she is pleased with the results.

She indicated some disappointment at being unable to balance the budget as planned, but said delaying it until 2015-16 will allow her government to avoid tax hikes and deep spending cuts.

She insists she was not trying to hide this year's 2.5 billion dollar deficit, which was recently announced.

The government also says it'll be in the red by about 1.7-billion dollars in 2014.

Marois told a news conference as the legislature began its winter break that she believes the province is headed in the right direction.

She was pleased at new numbers indicating the unemployment rate in the province fell to 7.2 per cent in November from 7.5 per cent a month earlier.

Marois also said her government stands by its decision to bring in a values charter that would prohibit public sector employees from wearing obvious religious symbols.

In an earlier news conference, Liberal Leader Philippe Coulliard called the charter illegal and unconstitutional.

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  1. LMAO posted on 12/06/2013 08:24 PM
    Marois told a news conference as the legislature began its winter break that she believes the province is headed in the right direction.

    I guess if you believe down the toilet is the right direction then she is right.
    1. chuck posted on 12/10/2013 09:57 AM
      @LMAO Once the Liberals retake power they will have to undo the damage of this current mickey mouse government.
  2. Joe posted on 12/06/2013 09:49 PM
    How can she say we are headed in the right direction when she has deviated and backtracked on every issue and promise her and the clan made. It cannot be the right direction because she does not even know which direction she is going. What a moron.
  3. Kari posted on 12/06/2013 10:26 PM
    Sometimes I wonder if this woman actually believes what she says!
    If she does, we're in big trouble. More and more every single day that this party is in power.
    What scares me even more is that there are people who do believe her.
    I guess those people would be the ones who dont read a newspaper, have a t.v or a radio to keep up with the news.
    What a total disaster.
  4. ric posted on 12/06/2013 11:48 PM
    Marois had nothing to do with the unemployment rate dropping. She put us in a 2.5 billion dollar deficit. She riled everyone with the charter of discrimination, which will never pass. Fewer investments in Quebec because of language hassles. Highest taxed place to live in North America. The only direction she's going is defeat in the next election.
  5. Paul posted on 12/07/2013 09:56 AM
    Quebec received $8 Billion in equalization payments this year from the rest of Canada. That's half of the total $16 Billion made to Have Not provinces. Even with this, she will run a $2.5 Billion deficit. Marois is pleased with this. Can you imagine what it would take to displease her ?
  6. JoeN posted on 12/08/2013 09:21 AM
    If bankruptcy is what the PQ is aiming for then yes, your on the right track.
  7. Rob posted on 12/10/2013 06:45 AM
    Mental illness is a serious problem in today's society. It's all the more serious when people suffering from delusional tendancies get elected to power. what does this say about the citizens that vote for them?
  8. jonico posted on 12/10/2013 10:40 AM
    Once the fog is removed from her eyes, she'll notice the province somehow took a wrong turn under her reign. Her next career should be writing as she has a vivid imagination. Bye Pauline, you're a loser
  9. Drew posted on 12/12/2013 07:57 PM
    Just like my toilet bowl when I flush it it goes in the right direction right down the tube!!
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