And tax havens, then?

Et les paradis fiscaux, alors?

DECODING / This is not only by raising the tone on the influx of asylum seekers that the government Couillard may be in phase with a significant part of public opinion in quebec. It could be in a different folder on the basis of a bill presented Thursday by the Parti quebecois — at least of its part on tax havens.

The case is being heard : Philippe Couillard and the minister of Immigration, David Heurtel, were well handled — these last days — to wear the hat of a possible crisis of migrants in the federal government. The electoral context has compelled them to take to the numbness of the Trudeau government.

But there is more : there is the reality of things; the responsibilities of each one — those of Ottawa, in the present instance. They had to recall them.

Be in phase with a significant portion of the citizens and act in accordance with its responsibilities, or what they should be…

In the same vein, the government of Québec, whatever it is — and that is by the end of the current parliamentary term or at the beginning of the next one — should ensure that the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to withdraw gradually its marbles tax havens.

That the government Couillard rejects several elements of the draft law of the pq’s Nicolas Marceau cropping some of the missions of the Fund consists of — as some are the polar opposite of his speech. Think of the project put on an equal footing, the mission of the institution to get a “performance enhancer” in the capital of its depositors and contribute to Québec’s economic development.

But all parties, including that of Philippe Couillard, should be agreed with the section of the bill of Mr. Marceau stating that the Caisse adopts a plan of “disinvestment” gradual of the assets that she has in the courts fiscally complacent. As a parliamentary report endorsed last year by the PQ, the Coalition avenir Québec, Québec solidaire, as well as by the liberals has recommended it.

The government is right to say that it is not necessary to reduce the independence of this institution. But there is a difference between a codification of the general instructions in the law, and interfere in the day to day management.

The fact that the tax Marwah Rizqy will discuss with the liberal Party of Quebec the possibility to present themselves in the next elections allows for the time to hope that the current government will eventually be guided by this legislative proposal of the Parti québécois. Everyone might as well take the electoral commitment.

Happy with it, but…

If the superior Court had declared the law 99 unconstitutional, fever policy would have appeared.

The quebec law asserting the right of Quebec to self-determination was adopted by the national Assembly in a relative indifference in 2000, it must be remembered. So much so, that in 2001, the prime minister Lucien Bouchard declared that Quebec did not pursue more of the “fighting spirit” ahead of the “offensive of parliament.”

All parties in the national Assembly welcomed the decision of the superior Court. And for good reason : in 2013, they have all supported a resolution affirming their support for the law 99.

But the pq members, off the record, do not hide that a judgement which declared the law unconstitutional would not have displeased… An arm of iron between Québec and Ottawa, it is always good!

The liberal Party of Quebec, some clap of your fingertips only. At the bottom, many liberals remain deeply bothered by this question.

The”unanimity” and the applause hide the non-said.


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