No, it doesn't have anything to do with Quebec sovereignty; this disagreement is about a press conference.
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Marois and Harper will meet Friday afternoon to discuss funding for the province's ailing infrastructure. The two leaders were supposed have a joint press conference following the tete-a-tete but, according to the Montreal Gazette, Marois put a kibosh on that.
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"Marois’s staff balked at Ottawa’s request that the standard Harper news conference format apply. That usually means four questions from journalists, with their names submitted in advance.
Quebec’s format is more spontaneous, follow-up questions are allowed and there are no lists. The exchanges can become heated.
The leaders will instead appear on the same stage to make what Marois’s agenda says is a “common announcement,” meaning each will read a statement in front of