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Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard responds to opposition questions during question period at the legislature in Quebec City.
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard responds to opposition questions during question period at the legislature in Quebec City.
(JACQUES BOISSINOT/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Quebec’s input on Supreme Court appointments a win-win for Harper and Couillard

It’s rare that a prime minister so neatly paints himself into a corner with something as politically straightforward as a Supreme Court appointment.

Now, Stephen Harper is counting on Quebec’s new premier, Philippe Couillard, to help get him out. It’s a marriage of convenience. Mr. Couillard gets something, too.