Unemployment and immigration, legal age for pot, Trans-Mountain consent

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Last year, Quebec’s unemployment rate dipped to historic lows at 6.1 per cent.

This means most Quebecers who looking for a job in 2017 found one. It also means there are jobs left unfilled across the province.

This is why Trudeau has voiced his concerns about the CAQ’s plan to reduce next year’s immigration acceptance by 10,000 people.

Valerie Plante echoed Trudeau’s concerns.


In other provincial news, Quebec’s National Assembly is voting on raising the legal age to buy pot to 21.

The law would make Quebec’s legal age with regards to weed the highest in the country, while maintaining the lowest age to buy cigarettes and alcohol.

The law would also ban smoking on public streets, parks, and sports fields.


JUDY WILSON: “When you’re walking about the united nations and you’re going to go along with the self-determination and the consent, why wasn’t that applied with the Trans-Mountain Pipeline that’s going through 513km of our territory?”

That’s Neskonlith First Nation Chief Judy Wilson confronting Trudeau during an Assembly of First Nations conference this week.

Wilson said her nation was not consulted during trans-mountain pipeline negotiations.

Trudeau said his government acknowledges that there was inadequate consultation with first nations regarding the project.  

JUSTIN TRUDEAU: “We are in the process now of going back and listening more. But, at the same time, we have to understand that this is a process that we are engaging in in good faith, in full respect. But it is not a process that ever is going to give unanimity.”