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Equalization Payments: Parti Quebecois and News Conference

equalization payments: We are a pragmatic party, according to CTV. He said he wants to build a strong Quebec inside Canada and to reduce Quebec's dependence on equalization payments from the federal government. I am a pragmatic guy, Legault said at his first news conference since his Coalition Avenir Quebec won 74 of the province's 125 ridings. But the first provincial government since the 1960s to be neither Liberal nor Parti Quebecois will be strongly nationalist with a focus on the Quebec identity issues that helped bring it to power. And he said he would invoke the notwithstanding clause if necessary to override the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and ensure public officials in positions of authority wear no religious symbols. The Coalition leader told reporters he has no intention of softening his controversial campaign promises to reduce annual immigration to Quebec and institute language and values tests for recent arrivals. ( As reported in the news.