Quebec's International Relations minister Jean-François Lisée believes the relative lack of large-scale shooting incidents is part of the reason why Quebec is a good place to do business.
He made the comments yesterday during a Parti Québécois campaign stop at the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, where earlier in the week Liberal leader Philippe Couillard received a standing ovation.
Lisée was attempting to debunk the myth that PQ governments are bad for business, saying investors often look past the often contentious internal politics and see Quebec as a relatively stable place.
“Mass shootings is not something that happens a lot in Quebec,” Lisée told CTV Montreal. “In the United States [Wednesday] there was another mass shooting. If you wanted to bring a number of managers and workers in a place where there's no crime, a good quality of life, Montreal stands out.”