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Marois says a separate Quebec will continue to use the Loonie

Leader of PQ says 'it would be beneficial to Canada for Quebec to be involved with the dollar'....

Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois says a separate Quebec wants to keep using the Canadian dollar.

Marois also says Quebec would hope to have a seat at the Bank of Canada even if it means the bank's monetary policy would apply in any new independent state.

The comments fall in line with the PQ's position under leader Jacques Parizeau in the 1990s.

Marois said in Quebec City today the province's economy is in good shape and that it would be beneficial to Canada for Quebec to be involved with the dollar and the central bank.

She is also pointing out that European countries are independent but share a common currency.

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  1. Jack posted on 03/12/2014 01:18 PM
    "I'm running away from home to join the circus, but I still expect you to send me my allowance!" - The PQ's idea of financial policy, apparently.
  2. john posted on 03/12/2014 01:41 PM
    nope u whine about separating form Canada u make your own dollar . personally i cant wait for them to leave . there a bunch of whiners anyways . cant stand a province thats take tones of OUR money and still bitches about being stuck with us . i say go ahead . here i will help u dig the trench so u can float out into the lake .
  3. Dean posted on 03/12/2014 02:21 PM
    The perfect punishment for Quebec: Let them separate, refuse to allow them to keep using the loonie, refuse all trade with them, and refuse to allow any of their traffic to cross our territory without charging heavy tariffs. Let's see how much they like their independence when they actually have to live with it.
  4. Frankie posted on 03/12/2014 02:37 PM
    Unless Marois runs the federal gov't she has no say in Canadian currency, passports, etc. While she lies to Quebeckers about this the federalists should remind them that if they separate it'll be up to the rest of Canada how to treat Quebec.

    Montreal and the north would also have the right to separate then Quebec will have even less to run their country. Natives would rather stay in Canada then be governed solely by Quebec.
  5. Cranky Tim posted on 03/12/2014 02:38 PM
    They can use the currency if they want, we can't stop them. The seat on the Bank of Canada and influence on monetary policy that is more of a stretch. The part I like is that it saves the rest of Canada the 9 Billion extra dollars that flow INTO La Belle Province.
    1. Mark7 posted on 03/12/2014 02:48 PM
      @Cranky Tim You seem to forget Quebec's share of the federal deficit. If this province of whiners wants to leave, only should be allowed if their CANADIAN DEBT IS PAID IN FULL FIRST.
    2. Frankie posted on 03/12/2014 05:01 PM
      @Cranky Tim On what basis can they use the Canadian currency if they want to? If they separate why would the rest of Canada want to be forced to have a weaker dollar and the associated risks of another country's economic behaviour because of Quebec?

      On a smaller scale it would be similar to the weak countries adopting the Euro, pulling down the stronger countries. Look at the Euro issues as an example.
  6. arthur posted on 03/12/2014 03:21 PM
    They could threaten to reneg on the debt. What could Canada do about if? Invade? I don't think so.
    1. HP posted on 03/12/2014 04:03 PM
      @arthur Why not? We need to protect the remaining English speaking people that want to remain in Canada, recover their private property as well as federally owned property...Gatineau is mostly federally owned as are all our parks.

      America and most countries went through their civil wars, perhaps it's Canada's turn to settle this issue once and for all. queen Victoria may have been a nice person, but she really screwed Canada by giving the conquered French equal rights, perhaps more than equal. We could use this issue to settle the Aboriginal problems as well.

      Quebec got rid of the Jews, the English, are getting rid of the non-Christians, especially the Muslims and Hindi, the blacks, especially those from Haiti and French African countries, the Pur Lain are coming back with a vengeance. We should have listened to the threat they still put on their licence plates..."je me souviens". It's not just a cute saying...it's a promise.
    2. Frankie posted on 03/12/2014 05:03 PM
      @arthur You're correct that they could reneg. Canada could also play hardball with border delays, tariffs, etc. Besides, if the north and Montreal separate from Quebec (same legality as Quebec) they'd be dead before they start.
    3. Mark7 posted on 03/12/2014 09:38 PM
      @HP I agree with all your points in this post HP. Bang on all points.
  7. lauri posted on 03/12/2014 05:38 PM
    This is amazing, they want a divorce but they still want bed room privileges. I guess they have been doing it to Canada for so long that they can't stop. Hey some one should tell Marois that comparing the situation here to Europe is completely insane. There the countries got together, they didn`t separate, they united. So Marois turn your brain on before you start shooting you mouth off!
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 03/13/2014 12:51 PM
      @lauri Friends with benefits.... ;p
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