McGuinty Comments on Quebec Election and Shooting
LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
September 5th, 2012 at 11:49am
"On behalf of Ontarians, I want to commend the people of Quebec for taking part in the democratic process. And I want to congratulate Pauline Marois, Jean Charest and Francois Legault on a robust campaign.
All of us in Canada are privileged to live in a country with free and fair elections -- something many around the world continue to struggle to achieve.
We are saddened by the senseless and cowardly act of violence that resulted in a tragic loss of life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and with the people of Quebec during this difficult time.
The people of our two provinces are much more than neighbours, we are friends who have forged a successful partnership -- one that strengthens both our economies and enriches both our cultures.
Through the decades, the Ontario and Quebec governments -- regardless of political affiliations -- have maintained productive relations by focusing on the issues that matter most to families in both our provinces: Good schools, reliable health care, a safe and clean environment and a strong economy.
We've worked together in the past to build a better life for people in both provinces and we will continue to do so in the future.
I want to also pay tribute to Jean Charest -- he has been a strong partner for Ontario and a good friend to me. His years of public service in Ottawa and Quebec have made our country even stronger."