OTTAWA, Sept 5 Separatist Quebec Premier-elect
Pauline Marois, speaking in the context of a bid by U.S.
retailer Lowe's Cos for Quebec-based Rona Inc
renewed her opposition on Wednesday to foreign companies taking
over Quebec firms.
"I think that we want to prevent the sale of our
headquarters to foreign companies," she told reporters the day
after winning the provincial election with a minority of seats,
which means she will need opposition support for her measures.
Marois also said she would like to increase royalties on
natural resources companies but the two main opposition parties
had opposed this. However, she also reported that one of the
parties, the CAQ, said on Wednesday that it was ready to discuss
the issue with her.