Premier Marois still mum on election plans

After the oil exploration announcement yesterday Pauline Marois was making yet another announcement, this one at the Montreal Heart Institute.

But the Quebec premier continued to play coy about any election plans. She did say that the opposition has made their intentions clear to oppose her government's budget, with the CAQ insisting on a balanced budget this year, which Marois says is impossible.

"I know where [my critics] are, and I will take my decision when [it will be] time to take that decision," she said.

The premier was at the Montreal Heart Institute for the unveiling of a new $49-million research initiative for patients with, or who are at risk of, cardiovascular disease. The Quebec government is kicking in $18-million.

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  1. George73 posted on 02/14/2014 03:40 PM
    At a time that Mme Maroisnette's government has bullied Montreal Island hospitals to turn away off-island patients from world-renowned specialized care units that were largely built on charitable donations from Quebekers from all postal codes, she thinks that this announcement at the Heart Institute will convince people she is interested in their health?

    As health minister she decimated health care for Quebekers.

    Lets be clear. This woman will always get the best health care at the best institution regardless of her postal code (which seems to change based on political expediency). Yet she strives to deny this right under the Canada Health Act to others that cannot benefit from her husband's wealth?

    If she will flagrantly disregard citizens rights when part of Canada, can you imagine the draconian powers she would wield in an independent Quebec?
  2. George73 posted on 02/14/2014 04:05 PM
    Marois says a balanced budget is impossible. Of course it is when she goes around making funding announcments the province cannot afford to buy votes. But its interesting. The announcement for the Montreal Heart Institute is only trying to buy votes for montreal island residents. No one else will be allowed to go there.
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