CAQ could back next PQ budget

François Legault says if his party's conditions are met it could prop-up the Parti Quebecois in the spring budget, ensuring the survival of the minority government.

The CAQ leader says the PQ would first have to show how they would cut taxes, balance the budget by 2014-2015, and launch an economic plan.

"Unfortunately, I know very well the Parti Quebecois. I know very well how close they are with unions. And I would be surprised if they accept our proposals. But, if they do so, I'll be happy," he says.

Legault also blasted the Marois government for "spending like drunken sailors" and stirring up trouble with the charter, leaving Quebec "in a state of hangover with a huge headache."

But, the politician did say the fact that the CAQ and the PQ were able to work together to pass a mining bill yesterday bodes well for future collaboration.

"I would like to see the same with the charter, where we propose a compromise that should be acceptable to Ms. Marois."

Shortly afterward, the Liberals issued a press release stating that the Coalition is "becoming closer and closer to the Parti Quebecois."

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  1. jonico posted on 12/10/2013 02:53 PM
    Once a separatist always a separatist. He's lost all credibility, acts like Marois changing when it suits him just to try to get votes. He's doing the cha-cha-cha with Queen Pauline. Another loser, might as well join the PQ, his party is going nowhere.
  2. Realist posted on 12/10/2013 03:37 PM
    If the CAQ were to support the budget it would be a betrayal of all the people who voted for them as a soft federalist alternative to the Liberals.

    The divisive policies of the PQ govermnent need to end. If the people of Quebec re-elect a majority PQ government that is their right. What is not right is the current government acting as if it represented the majority when it recieved 32% of the vote. The support of the CAQ only perpetuates a poor government intent on playing identity politics.

    The cynical side of me would say that the CAQ is hoping for a miraculous surge in popularity, considering their poor result in the latest bi-election, this seems to be a pipe dream that is causing us nightmares.
  3. clint posted on 12/10/2013 04:31 PM
    "The CAQ leader says the PQ would first have to show how they would cut taxes, balance the budget by 2014-2015, and launch an economic plan."
    LOL.....well we have nothing to worry about....the PQ can't accomplish even one of those objectives.
  4. ric posted on 12/10/2013 07:10 PM
    I totally agree, jonico, once a sep always a sep. No guts, no backbone.
  5. Joe posted on 12/10/2013 09:51 PM
    I always said he was a wolf in sheep's clothing and this just goes to prove it. My question is there is supposed to be some federalists in the CAQ, when are they going to stand up and be counted.....just a thought......
  6. More BS posted on 12/11/2013 07:10 PM
    Here is the reward for all those who voted for this 2 face to teach the liberals a lesson,
    well done.
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