STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA ON THE OUTCOME OF THE QUEBEC ELECTION
Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today on the outcome of the Quebec provincial election:
"The people of Quebec have made the decision to elect a minority government led by the Parti québécois.
"On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate Pauline Marois on her election victory, and the other candidates for taking part in this democratic process.
"We do not believe that Quebecers wish to revisit the old constitutional battles of the past.
"Our Government will remain focused on jobs, economic growth and sound management of the economy.
"We believe that economic issues and jobs are also the priorities of the people of Quebec.
"With this in mind, we will continue to work with the Government of Quebec toward our common goals.
"I would also like to thank outgoing premier Jean Charest for his leadership and for his dedication to the people of Quebec."
Francois Legault speaking to his supporters at the Coalition Avenir Quebec HQ.