June 10, 2014

Is Ontario Becoming the New Quebec?

Konrad Yakabuski, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

As a weaker Ontario sheds its nation-builder role for have-not status, it risks falling into the trap that Quebec fell into five decades ago. It’s developing the knee-jerk reaction of looking to Ottawa to mitigate its fiscal woes, fostering a culture of dependence that will be difficult to break.

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TAGGED: Philippe Couillard, Canada, Quebec, Ontario


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