The president of the Société du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie, Éric Dubé, accompanied by Prime Minister François Legault.
As for the return of the train passengers in 2026, the elected official noted that it is a question of will not only on the part of the government but also of VIA Rail, whose president and CEO will be visiting New Richmond in early 2024.
The issue is at the level of VIA Rail, so I will not answer for them, he indicated.
Éric Dubé added that However, there will be challenges to overcome in terms of equipment and human resources on the company side.
After meeting municipal elected officials from the constituency of Gaspé on Thursday, François Legault met with those of Bonaventure on Friday noon.
The mayor of Chandler, Gilles Daraîche, was present and left satisfied with this meeting.
The elected official indicated that the Prime Minister listened to the twenty Gaspé elected officials present.
We expressed our concerns and our needs. We all have pretty much the same [concerns]. We are very happy to have been listened to. It will work its way out, he believes.
François Legault was greeted on his arrival in Bonaventure by around twenty demonstrators from the Common Front, on site to press the government to reach an agreement with their unions on the renewal of their collective agreements, a few days before three consecutive days of strike, planned for next week.