Feds not interested in Quebec’s plan to reopen the Constitution: Trudeau

Prime Minster Justin Trudeau participates in a roundtable with the Council of India Societies of Edmonton, in Edmonton on Saturday, May 20, 2017. (Jason Franson / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

By The Canadian Press, June 1, 2017 

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau is throwing cold water on the Quebec government’s plan to reopen the constitutional debate.

The prime minister is responding to a Canadian Press report that Quebec is embarking on a broad national discussion in the coming months in the hopes of having the province’s distinct character officially recognized.

Premier Philippe Couillard is to announce his plan later today, but Trudeau — arriving on Parliament Hill for a cabinet meeting in Ottawa — is already dismissing it as a non-starter.

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