A study in contrasts

Le Devoir on Iggy’s speech in Montreal: Giving Quebec more powers is out of the question

According to Ignatieff, federalism in its current form “works well” and Quebec has all the powers it needs. The Liberal party, like the Conservative party, therefore has no intention of handing Quebec complete control on issues of culture and communications, as the Charest government has requested.

The Globe and Mail on Iggy’s speech in Montreal: Ignatieff courts Quebec nationalists

Michael Ignatieff moved to woo Quebec nationalists and bring them into the Liberal fold Thursday, saying that the Bloc Québécois has kept the province’s francophone electorate on the sidelines for far too long.

While saying he will not use constitutional promises to entice Quebeckers to vote for the Liberal Party, Mr. Ignatieff said it’s time to stop voting for the Bloc, which has won a majority of seats in Quebec in every election since 1993.

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