Pauline Marois responding to reporters on her tourism policy today
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Pauline Marois says no border patrol in a separated Quebec


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.

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One comment on “Pauline Marois says no border patrol in a separated Quebec
  1. Tony says:

    Quebec pretty much is their own country that is attached to us Canadians. If they want to separate, they separate from EVERYTHING. Can’t use our currency, can’t use our passports, can’t use our school system or health care or anything. I do think though that grand fathered people (who are earning a Quebec pension, but went to another province should get Quebecois money, but it HAS TO MATCH a Canadian salary that they were getting. Everything else SEPERATE. Separate borders too. you want your own country? We have to have control over our country and you your own?

    Quebecois citizens can still come to Canada as visitors….Just like Americans come to Canada as visitors, as well as Canadians going to America as visitors. Quebecois Citizens can come to Canada as visitors, but NOT overstay their visit, or seek work here….and vice versa

    And yes for special circumstances, Immigration to also be available to Quebecois citizens as well, just like any other citizen of another country. If you are a Quebecois Citizen, but want to become Canadian (after 10 years….don’t try this dual citizenship crap as soon as you seperate)….must follow the exact same rules as any other immigrant from any other country….no special privledges (even if you were a former Canadian citizen) but you did want to separate, and chose Quebecois, so now you want Canadian too?

    Lastly, for people under the age of 25….who were born in Quebec BEFORE the separation…to be allowed to hold dual citizenship, but must make a decision before their 25th birthday