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A separated Quebec would ditch Canada, keep its currency: Marois

Marois also says Quebec would hope to have a seat at the Bank of Canada even if it means the bank's monetary policy would apply in any new independent state. The Canadian Press

QUEBEC – Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois says a separate Quebec wants to keep using the Canadian dollar.

Marois also says Quebec would hope to have a seat at the Bank of Canada even if it means the bank’s monetary policy would apply in any new independent state.

Related: Marois: Rest of Canada would be welcome to visit independent Quebec

The comments fall in line with the PQ’s position under leader Jacques Parizeau in the 1990s.

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Marois said in Quebec City today the province’s economy is in good shape and that it would be beneficial to Canada for Quebec to be involved with the dollar and the central bank.

She is also pointing out that European countries are independent but share a common currency.

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