Federal politicians staying out of Quebec election battle

Federal politicians say they're keeping their noses out of the Quebec election campaign, even if they have an opinion on who shouldn't win.

Parti Quebecois Premier Pauline Marois announced the next provincial election will be held on April 7.

Despite Marois' commitment to Quebec sovereignty, Conservative cabinet minister Denis Lebel says the only time he'll intervene is to correct the record on his government's accomplishments.

Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair also says he'll let the campaign unfold and neither he nor his MPs will meddle.

But Mulcair is using the election call in Quebec as an opportunity to engage in a little campaign talk of his own.

Mulcair says the NDP is doing the best job of selling Canada in Quebec, and would address a number of long-standing irritants he says the Tories have ignored.

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  1. jonico posted on 03/05/2014 07:57 PM
    What people have to realize is that the rest of Canada doesn't care what happens to Quebec. Those days where everyone wanted Quebec to stay in Canada are long gone & the Feds know it. Good luck Quebec, you're going to need it.
  2. joeN posted on 03/06/2014 08:13 AM
    How hypocritical of Harper and his band of conservative losers, they raise the Ukrainian flag on parliment hill and spew strong diplomatic language as a show of support for the cause yet he can't stand up for the Canadians in this province who are constantly discriminated and abused by the PQ and it's racist laws.
    1. GT posted on 03/06/2014 12:00 PM
      @joeN That's because he's a prime minister for the west only, not for all of canada.
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