Andrée Laforest as she arrives at the council of ministers.
When she understood that the elected officials of Saguenay did not want the proposed project, she withdrew from the debate. The deputy minister promises to offer her support for other projects submitted as part of the PAFIRSPA program.
Andrée Laforest does not believe that she interfered in appointing the new general auditor for the City of Saguenay, in the person of Jonathan Desbiens. She recalls that the Law requires municipalities with more than 100,000 inhabitants to have an auditor. After the departure of Sylvie Jean in April 2022, Saguenay was unable to find a successor, despite hiring headhunters.
Among the highlights of 2023, the politician cites the announcement of the investment of 1.4 billion dollars for the addition of 96 new tanks to the Jonquière complex of Rio Tinto.
We are in a particular context because at the same time, we want projects for the industrial-port zone. At the same time, we work for the Rio Tinto tanks. Most people told me: “Never, never, never Andrée, it’s going to work. We have been waiting for the tanks for years.
A quote from Andrée Laforest, Member of Parliament for Chicoutimi and Minister of Municipal Affairs
The standard bearer of the CAQ promises that other important announcements will be delivered by her government during 2024. She hopes that additional investments for the development of the Port of Saguenay can be announced over the next year.
I wish so. We have reached 226 million investments in five years to review and redo the quay and the conveyor. Everything is ready to accommodate major projects, concludes Andrée Laforest.
With Mélanie Patry and Alexandra Duchaine
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