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Quebec Premier Pauline Marois listens to Deputy Premier Francois Gendron.
Quebec Premier Pauline Marois listens to Deputy Premier Francois Gendron.
(MATHIEU BELANGER/REUTERS)

QUEBEC

Marois scraps tuition fee hikes first day on the job

Her first day on the job and Premier Pauline Marois didn’t lose any time scrapping former Liberal government policies: University tuition fee hikes were cancelled, a law restricting public demonstrations was repealed, Quebec’s only nuclear power plant will be closed and shale gas development in the province was put on hold permanently.