On his plan to ban religious symbols for all persons in a position of authority, Legault said he would be ready to invoke the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause to override the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and ensure he can put the ban in place.
Legault justified the exceptional measure by saying it would be used if it was to guarantee something that the “vast majority” of Quebecers want.
On his plan to lower Quebec’s yearly immigration quota to 40,000, Legault maintained he intends on having the decrease in place by next year. He hopes to speak with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about it in coming weeks, he added.
Legault also reiterated his position on cannabis legalization, saying he will raise the legal age in Quebec to 21....
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On electoral reform, Legault recommitted to changing Quebec’s electoral system for a mixed proportional representation system, despite winning a convincing majority. The CAQ, Parti Québécois and Québec solidaire had agreed on the issue during the campaign.
Asked if this election would be the last under Quebec’s first-past-the-post system, Legault said it would.
“We will table a bill within the first year,” he answered.