Sovereignty bill: Quebec must learn from Alberta, says PQ

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Sovereignty bill: Quebec must learn from Alberta, says the PQ

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, leader of the Parti Québécois

Quebec should learn from Alberta, believes the Parti Québécois (PQ), which applauds the sovereignty bill introduced by Alberta Premier Danielle Smith.

< p class="e-p">Under the bill, Ms. Smith's cabinet would have the power to rewrite provincial laws without debate in the Legislative Assembly, in an effort to stave off Ottawa's excesses.

Alberta is going much further than François Legault's Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ), PQ leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon applauded Friday.

The piece of legislation indicates that when a federal law infringes on a power of Alberta or creates prejudice to Alberta, well there is a mechanism where Alberta suspends Alberta. effect of this federal law.

So Alberta is doing more […] by putting limits on a federal government […] that lacks respect for national assemblies [.. .] of each Canadian province, added the PQ leader.

Alberta is more nationalist than the CAQ, added his colleague, the MP for Matane, Pascal Bérubé.

The Alberta government is contested in some ways, […] but it has a willpower […] that makes it not just Alberta first, it's x27;is Alberta all the time, unless otherwise noted.

That should inspire Quebec. Alberta has surpassed the Quebec government in nationalism, it must be done, said Mr. Bérubé.

Asked about it on his way to Question Period on Friday, Premier François Legault suggested that the Alberta government was going too far.

What Premier of Alberta is to give the government powers to do things without going through the Legislative Assembly. I don't know if that's what the PQ is proposing, he quipped.

Earlier, MP Vincent Marissal, from Québec solidaire (QS), had also concluded that Alberta is certainly more demanding at the moment than Mr. Legault's CAQ.

However, it's not my ambitions for Quebec, he said, adding that the solution, as for us, is the ;total independence.

For his part, the interim leader of the Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ), Marc Tanguay, recalled that when one is part of the Canadian federation, one must respect the federal level.

I don't think it's an avenue at all to say, ''Well, we're going to get out of to the application of federal laws'', he pointed out.

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, reacted by claiming that many Albertans were concerned that the Government of Alberta had chosen to overstep legislative authority.

This amounts to devaluing the work of parliamentarians, he said.

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