Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement regarding the results of the Quebec provincial election:
“Quebecers have chosen to elect a majority government led by the Quebec Liberal Party.
“On behalf of our Government, I would like to convey my sincerest congratulations to Philippe Couillard on his election victory.
“The results clearly demonstrate that Quebecers have rejected the idea of a referendum and want a government that will be focused on the economy and job creation.
“We look forward to working with the new Government of Quebec on those priorities.
I would also like to thank the outgoing Premier, Pauline Marois, for her public service.”