Posted at 12:02pmupdated at 12:04 p.m
François Legault’s Coalition avenir Québec has no appetite for possible debates about the place of the monarchy. (Photo: The Canadian Press)
QUEBEC – François Legault’s Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) has no appetite for possible debates about the place of the monarchy in Canada following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
And it’s not “in (his) priority” to cut the post of lieutenant governor in Quebec. However, in February 2021, the Legault government committed to abolishing this position “when the context permits”.
The Lieutenant Governor represents Queen Elizabeth II and now King Charles III. in Quebec.
“It’s not one of our priorities for the next term,” Mr. Legault replied on Friday during a news conference in Quebec’s Baie de Beauport.
The CAQ leader also brushed aside questions about the monarchy’s place in Canada and possible constitutional discussions.
“It is not our intention to touch on that in a first term,” he limited himself to saying.
François Legault will spend the day in Quebec. He will later go to the office of the Lieutenant Governor, J. Michel Doyon, to obtain a registrar’s signature in honor of the Queen.
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