Monday, September 28, 2009

Premier Downplays Delegates' Proposals

Jean Charest was in Bromont Tuesday to announce a new next-generation computer chip research centre in Bromont. Photograph by: Tyrel Featherstone, Gazette file photo

From The Montreal Gazette:

Delegates to a weekend meeting of the Quebec Liberal Party gave Quebecers a scare by adopting proposals for higher electricity charges, new tuition fees for CEGEPs, highway tolls, more taxes on alcohol and junk food and a Caisse Santé, to raise new taxes for health care.

But when their deliberations ended, Premier Jean Charest downplayed the measures, calling them his party's contribution to a debate he wants with all Quebecers about their public finances.

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My Comment: Why do I not believe him.

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