The Minister of Tourism, Caroline Proulx is the one who signed the letter, but it is certain that the decision was taken in the office of Prime Minister François Legault.
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The Caquista government is reneging on its 2018 commitment and refusing to support Montreal’s bid to host matches for the 2026 Soccer World Cup, arguably the biggest sports event in the world alongside the Olympic Games.
The letter explains that the $ 103 million claimed does not fit well in an economy hit by COVID-19. It will be necessary to invest heavily to revive many tourist events affected by the crisis.
This is obviously a catastrophic setback for Montreal, which was trying to maintain its status as a great metropolis on the international scene.
It’s not that bad, there is charm in being a big village.
The letter signed Caroline Proulx is addressed to Valérie Plante with copies to the ministers Andrée Laforest, Chantal Rouleau and Isabelle Charest.
Denis Coderre must have the taste to bawl.
IN THE CALEPIN
I hope you enjoyed the Canadiens’ inaugural game last night. Later, in 20 or 30 years, you will be able to tell your children or your grandchildren that one day the Canadian started his season in Montreal on January 28. In front of no world as Jean Perron would say. No one will be able to imagine it. I sincerely hope so. It will mean that the world will not have lived through another crap like this.