Privy Council Office

Privy Council Office

October 23, 2013 11:30 ET

Statement by Minister Lebel

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 23, 2013) - Further to the ministerial statement on Bill 99 tabled in the National Assembly by the Marois Government, the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, made the following comments:

"The federal government did not initiate these proceedings. No one wants another referendum. It is completely normal for the federal government to defend Canadian law. As this case is before the courts, we will make no further comment."

Contact Information

  • Michele-Jamali Paquette
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and
    Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic
    Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838