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PQ premier meets president of Mexico, doesn't raise Quebec independence

June 27, 2013 - 2:42 PM

MEXICO, Mexico - Quebec's pro-independence premier did not raise the sovereignty issue when she met with the president of Mexico today.

Premier Pauline Marois says she discussed federal-provincial roles during her 45-minute meeting with Enrique Pena Nieto, but did not promote her Parti Quebecois' independence project.

The Mexico City meeting took place in front of two flags at the presidential palace: that of Mexico, and the Maple Leaf.

Canada's ambassador to Mexico, Sara Hradecky, was present as is the custom when a provincial representative meets a foreign head of state.

Marois did not complain, however, about being shadowed by a federal representative.

She said Hradecky stayed in the background during that meeting, as well as one earlier in the day with Mexican foreign minister Jose Antonio Meade.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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