The Legault government refuses to specify publicly what it requires from Mayor Labeaume to improve service to the suburbs with the tramway project and its network in Quebec.
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Asked the day after the presentation made by the mayor of Quebec Régis Labeaume to dismantle the arguments of Prime Minister François Legault, the minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale was not very talkative.
In response to a journalist who asked her to explain what they mean by “better service to the suburbs”, Geneviève Guilbault replied that “it is a project that will be truly structuring, efficient and modern”.
“Precisely, I live in the suburbs, like many people,” said the Caquist MP for Louis-Hébert, who lives in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures.
But in terms of defining the government’s expectations regarding service to the suburbs, “these are discussions that we are having with the City”, was limited to saying the Deputy Prime Minister, “for the sake of preserving the integrity and efficiency ”of the talks.
Opposition parties were quick to react to Mr.me Guilbault.
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“Fumisterie”, commented on Twitter the co-spokesperson for Quebec solidaire Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.
“I have the impression that we are given a bunch of defeats so that Quebec remains the only city in North America with more than 500,000 inhabitants without structuring public transport”, indignant the new liberal spokesperson for the Capitale-Nationale, Marwah Rizqy.
“What is clear is the lack of arguments to block the structuring transport project of the City of Quebec,” said his PQ counterpart Joël Arseneau.
The other CAQ MPs from Quebec all declined our interview requests on Wednesday. Ditto for Minister Éric Caire, who, last November, in an interview with our Parliamentary Bureau, said that he did not see “urgency” with the tramway project.
“To date, the only urgency I hear is that the citizens of Quebec must not be able to vote on this project through an election. That, for me, is not an emergency, ”had dropped the deputy for La Peltrie.