Today's guest host was Bernard St. Laurent in Montreal.
Part One of The Current
It's Friday June 3rd.
A new poll finds that a majority of Canadians don't believe in corporate tax cuts or buying F-35 fighter jets, two major pieces of the Conservative government's plan.
Currently, I guess those same Canadians also don't believe in actually voting.
This is the Current.
Harper in Quebec
It used to be if you wanted to form a majority government in Canada, you needed to win Quebec. Well, after last month's election results that's clearly not the case anymore. The Conservatives won a majority of ridings across the country. But in Quebec, they dropped from 11 to 5 seats.
Today's Throne Speech will outline the Prime Minister's priorities for this new session of Parliament. Many Quebecers feel Mr. Harper has abandoned them and that includes members of the Prime Minister's own party.
Peter White is a longtime Quebec Conservative. He's President of the Brome Missisquoi Conservative Association. He was also Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. And he joined Bernie in our Montreal studio. Manon Cornellier is a columnist with Le Devoir. She was in Ottawa this morning. And David Staples is the City columnist for the Edmonton Journal.
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