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"Some people want to travel, experience things in other parts of the world and English is the key."
Refugees would be an exception, Jean-Francois Lisee says.
"We fully recognize that not everyone will agree with every perspective presented."
Having competitive tax policies that encourage wealthy individuals who own and run businesses to keep those businesses here - and keep paying taxes here - is good for all Quebecers. It helps grow the pie, and when the pie gets bigger, everyone can end up earning bigger and bigger slices.
He also "liked" French politician Marine Le Pen who has won accolades from white supremacists and is known for her anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant ideology.
The Parti Quebecois is offering an alternate point of view of the past 150 years to Quebecers and anyone else who wants to listen.
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Jean-Francois Lisee has been a member of the legislature since 2012.
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It's too much to ask French citizens to explain how banning the burkini in any way diminishes security threats. If bans on religious attire that are so popular in France were indeed so constructive in the fight against terrorism why are the levels of anxiety continually on the rise in the country?
Martine Ouellet called it "a direct insult'' to the Quebec nation and its heritage.
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An upcoming leadership race could make things even better.
Rhetoric around PK ("privileged, "billionaire", "overwhelmingly pro-business") aside, it's hard to imagine a world in which he could have ever served as a beacon of Separatism. Perhaps M. Péladeau has come to this realization himself, though one can only wish a man well for a valiant (if misguided) effort in the face of an insurmountable challenge.
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The party named longtime member of the legislature Sylvain Gaudreault as interim leader on Friday.
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Over the past few decades, analysts have insisted that European style anti-immigrant politics were not easily exportable to either the United States or Canada as such ideas were unattractive to most North American voters. Anti-immigrant politicians usually appeal to a nation's ethnic majority population by insist that the dominant culture is being undermined by migrants. It's not simple to make this case in culturally pluralist democracies like the United States and Canada that lack an easily definable ethnic majority.
After unanimity among Quebec lawmakers on the proposal, some politicians are starting to have cold feet.