Quebec asks Ottawa for full power over immigration. Trudeau says no

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Quebec will not get full power over which immigrants it takes in, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday after meeting with Premier François Legault. 

At the meeting in Montreal, Legault, who has said Quebec cannot take in more asylum seekers, asked Trudeau for the federal government to transfer all immigration powers to Quebec. 

But, speaking to reporters afterward, Trudeau said he had declined Legault’s request. 

“No, we’re not going to give more powers (to Quebec) in immigration,” Trudeau said in French. “It’s not a question of jurisdiction, it’s a question of finding solutions.”

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But Legault told reporters after Trudeau’s appearance that the prime minister had demonstrated some

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