Newspaper article The Canadian Press

PQ Leader Wants Other Quebec Party Leaders to Sign Joint NAFTA Declaration

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

PQ Leader Wants Other Quebec Party Leaders to Sign Joint NAFTA Declaration

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PQ leader wants a joint NAFTA declaration

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QUEBEC - Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee has invited leaders of Quebec's other political parties to sign a common declaration to protect -- "at all costs" -- supply management and Quebec culture.

Lisee warned Tuesday that both are in danger during the latest round of NAFTA renegotiations.

He wants the three other main party leaders to sign a resolution to the effect the Quebec national assembly would not ratify any commercial agreement "that would set back the culture and agriculture of Quebec."

Lisee would also like to hold a news conference with his main opponents to make the declaration public, claiming the chances of getting their support are "eight out of 10. …

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