The first conversation between the Prime Minister and the new premier

The Prime Minister’s Office’s report on the first phone conversation between the Prime Minister and Pauline Marois.

“In a telephone conversation today with Premier-Designate Pauline Marois, Prime Minister Stephen Harper congratulated her on her victory in the Quebec provincial election.

“The Prime Minister is saddened by the events that took place yesterday evening in Montreal. He indicated that such acts of violence are inexcusable and have no place in Canada.

“The Prime Minister spoke of the importance for the two levels of government of working together in areas where they share common objectives, so as to respond to Quebecers’ and Canadians’ concerns and foster continued stability, economic growth and job creation.  The Prime Minister added that in the interest of both Quebec and Canada, he plans to join forces with the Quebec government to implement measures aimed at growing the Quebec economy, with each remaining within its respective jurisdictional boundaries.

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