April 7, 2014 Statement by Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau on the Quebec Election Results
OTTAWA — The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on the election of Philippe Couillard as Premier-designate of Quebec:
“Today, Quebecers voted for a better economy, instead of a third referendum, by electing Philippe Couillard as their new Premier and giving the Quebec Liberal Party a strong mandate to address the real issues in the province.'
“Liberals in Quebec and across the country are focused on jobs, the economy, and growing the middle class. It is clear that Quebecers share this view.
“As I have said since last summer, I had the utmost confidence that Quebec voters would reject the negative, divisive politics of Mme. Marois' proposed plan. I am proud that my fellow Quebecers have chosen unity and acceptance as we move forward together.
“As a Quebecer, I am thrilled that my province will be represented by as dedicated a leader as Philippe Couillard. I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to his entire team. I look forward to working alongside them to help bring about economic growth and a strong, thriving middle class.”
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April 7 2014
NDP STATEMENT ON QUÉBEC ELECTION
Official Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair made the following statement following the election results in Quebec:
“My wife Catherine and I would like to congratulate Philippe Couillard on being elected as the new Premier of Quebec. We would also like to congratulate all the candidates who participated in this important democratic exercise. The NDP has taken note of the people’s desire to end the old quarrels, and the new Premier can count on us to promote Quebec’s interests in Ottawa, as part of our effort to build a more just and prosperous Canada for all. Having sat alongside Mr. Couillard in cabinet, I can attest to his competence and his commitment to Quebec and its institutions. In the name of all New Democrats, I would like to wish Mr. Couillard all the best in his new role.”