Quebec MNA lambasts royal visit

Khadir calls Will and Kate “parasites”


A member of Quebec’s National Assembly has decried the use of public funds in hosting Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in the province. In an interview with the Journal de Québec, Amir Khadir, a Québec Solidaire MNA, called the royal newlyweds “parasites” whose visit to Montreal and Quebec City on July 2 and 3 is a “waste of public funds.” Anti-monarchist demonstrations are being planned by Réseau de résistance du Québécois and Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Quebec’s Minister of Foreign Relations and Minister of La Francaphonie, has officially welcomed the royal couple on behalf of Quebec, saying the province will cover part of the visit, which is an opportunity for the province to showcase itself to the international press.


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