Pauline Marois blasts Harper's foreign policy in France

PARIS – Quebec Premier Pauline Marois is using her trip to France to tear a strip off the federal government’s foreign policy.

Marois told a French think-tank in Paris today that Quebecers no longer recognize themselves in the way Canada handles itself on the international stage.

The newly elected premier says Ottawa has turned its back on the notions of openness, mediation and multilateralism.

The speech was delivered on the same day that Marois met with French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.

Marois began her three-day trip to France by meeting with President Francois Hollande on Monday.