Parti Québécois Leader Pauline Marois said today, if Quebec separated from Canada, there would be no borders or tolls imposed. Of other Canadians visiting she said, “they won’t have to pay at the frontier”.
The separatist party leader was in the Lac-Mégantic, Quebec region to unveil her party’s tourism policy. When a reporter asked, “Would an independent Quebec be more attractive to tourists?” Marois said a sovereign Quebec would still welcome Canadian tourists.
The quick and affirmative response was is in stark contrast to some earlier responses about a referendum and separation which were met with conditional responses depending on winning conditions.
But in the two days since star candidate, Pierre Karl Peladeau, joined the campaign, separation seems a foregone conclusion. The billionaire media baron, in declaring his candidacy, said he wants a country for his children, and he wasn’t talking about Canada.