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Quebec elected officials want to go to Ottawa to demand full immigration powers

Photo: Karoline Boucher The Canadian Press Paul St-Pierre Plamondon suggests going “to the Canadian Parliament as soon as possible” to request again that Ottawa grant full immigration powers to Quebec.

Quebec elected officials plan to go to Ottawa to demand full powers over immigration. Three parties, including two represented in the National Assembly, have already come forward.

In a letter sent Tuesday to his counterparts in the Quebec Parliament, to the Minister of Canadian Relations, Jean-François Roberge, and to the leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ), Éric Duhaime, the PQ elected official Paul St-Pierre Plamondon proposes to go “to the Canadian Parliament as soon as possible” in order to reiterate this request, which was refused last week by Ottawa.

“We have the chance to send a powerful political message, carried by the elected representatives of the Quebec people, on subjects with which the people are fundamentally in agreement. We also have the chance to unite and demonstrate the importance and urgency of the situation to all the Quebecers we represent,” he wrote.

This initiative was first proposed by Québec solidaire and the PCQ, said the leader of the Parti Québécois in a message published on health.”

After asking his counterpart for the repatriation of all immigration powers, Prime Minister François Legault received a refusal last Friday from his counterpart Justin Trudeau.

Further details will follow.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116