It's official: the 'ni-ni' policy is back.
Several media outlets are reporting that France's president François Hollande has re-instituted the policy of 'non-interference, non-indifference' when it comes to Quebec independence. The doctrine, first introduced in 1977, essentially decrees that France will remain a neutral party during any future Quebec referendum and accept any outcome.
The announcement came at press conference in Paris, after a short meeting between Hollande and Quebec Premier Pauline Marois.
"This formula has been in place for more than 30 years," Hollande said at the conference according to the Globe and Mail.
"It has been carried out by all the successive [French] governments, so this formula still prevails today. I am for continuity."
The Quebec/French relationship has been a sensitive issue on both sides of the Atlantic for decades.
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