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Minute Speech: Power Monday and Quebec City

minute speech: It is a fundamental democratic principle. ; The message seemed squarely aimed at Francois Legault's Coalition Avenir Quebec, which swept to power Monday on a platform promising a hard line on religious symbols in the public service and immigration, according to National Observer. It was toward the end of Couillard's roughly 10-minute speech, that he said he wanted to speak about our freedoms. The majority does not have all the rights, and those that it exercises must be compensated by a protection of those of minorities, he said in the foyer of the national assembly in Quebec City. Over the course of our 400 years of history, we have defended them, sometimes to the point of ultimate sacrifice, he said. They are precious and therefore fragile. They are contained in the Quebec and Canadian charters of rights and freedoms. ( As reported in the news.