Premier Marois set to move forward as rocky first session wraps up
Published Monday, December 3, 2012 5:04PM EST
Last Updated Monday, December 3, 2012 7:20PM EST
Pauline Marois said she is looking forward to speaking to reporters on the last day of the fall session Friday to discuss her first session as Quebec premier.
A tradition at the national assembly, Marois said she hopes to highlight her government's accomplishments in a speech to the press.
The speech comes after a turbulent few months, including an admittedly rocky start that included backtracking on retroactive tax hikes for high-income earners and the controversial decision to close Gentilly-2 nuclear plant.
Last week's resignation of environment minister Daniel Breton, under a cloud of controversy about his past.
“We made a lot of decisions, and I have the possibility of explaining what my priorities have been and what my priorities will be for the next year,” she said.
A few major issues remain on the agenda with before the break begins Friday:
First, MNAs will vote on whether to keep the Canadian flag in the red room of the National Assembly.
Also, Language Minister Diane de Courcy is expected to table the government's new Bill101.
Marois speaks out about assassination attempt
Premier Marois also spoke out this week about the assassination attempt against her.
While she was supposed to be savouring her victory on election night, Marois found herself literally being dragged out of the spotlight at Metropolis after a hooter opened fire.
“It was me he wanted to reach,” said Marois on Radio-Canada's hit talk show Tout le monde en parle Sunday, speaking of alleged shooter Richard Henry Bain.
Marois called the attack a politically motivated assassination attempt.
Bain is charged with one count of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder, and several weapons charges.
His next court date is Friday.
Pauline Marois finishes her first session as premier Friday.