Saturday, September 20, 2008

Quebec Liberals Won't Curb Criticism Of Tories

From The Montreal Gazette:

VICTORIAVILLE - Senior Quebec Liberals this morning denied they have been ordered to stifle their criticism of the Conservative government in the wake of a war of words between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Quebec Premier Jean Charest that the Conservatives fear will hurt their campaign in Quebec.

One day after Charest said nobody in Ottawa is going to tell him how to run Quebec, after Harper took a shot at Charest's tax cuts before the last provincial election and other Quebec ministers criticized the Conservative government's budget cuts to cultural spending, provincial ministers were standing their ground.

One media report, quoting unnamed sources out of Ottawa, reported this morning that Quebec ministers had been told to keep a lid on further criticism because it was helping the Bloc Québécois in the campaign.

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