Premier François Legault says Quebec will continue to make its relationship with the US “prosper,” regardless of who wins the US presidential election.
During Election Night, Legault tweeted in French he would “monitor the situation closely” and said Quebec will “work hard to make our relationship prosper, regardless of the president the Americans choose.”
J’ai pris connaissance des résultats préliminaires des présidentielles américaines.
On va surveiller ça de près jusqu’au résultat final.
On va continuer de travailler fort pour faire prospérer notre relation, peu importe le président que les Américains auront choisi.
— François Legault (@francoislegault) November 4, 2020
When asked about the still undecided election in the United States during Thursday’s briefing, Legault said the US will always remain a “very important partner” for Quebec.
“In Quebec, when we look at all the international trade, we have a deficit of $10 billion per year with the world but with the United States, Quebec has a surplus of $20 billion,” he said. “If Quebec had no trade with the United States, we would be talking about a trade deficit of over $30 billion with the rest of the world.”
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Legault made the comments on Thursday as Democrat Joe Biden was approaching the needed 270 Electoral College votes to succeed Donald Trump as the 46th president of the United States.