Harper won’t entertain Couillard’s constitution talks

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QUEBEC – The Prime Minister’s Office says the Harper government has no intention of re-opening constitutional talks.

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A spokesman for Stephen Harper was reacting to Quebec’s premier‘s desire that his province sign the Constitution by 2017.

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Philippe Couillard first raised the matter during this year’s provincial election, and he did so again Saturday during an event in Quebec City that Harper also attended.

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    Couillard says Cartier’s vision of a united Canada with “a strong Quebec identity” could serve as an inspiration in future constitutional talks.

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    Harper didn’t take questions after the speech, but his spokesman says the government will continue to practice a federalism that respects Quebec and provincial jurisdiction.

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