CAQ candidates expelled from the march for the climate in Montreal


Coming to take part in the march for the climate, the Minister of the Environment, Benoit Charette, was however shouted down by many demonstrators. They got the better of the patience of Mr. Charette, who left before the event even started.

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“We wanted to be present to show all the attention we pay to environmental issues. I think we have a record that is more than interesting on many environmental points of view, ”explained Mr. Charette, in a press scrum shortly after his arrival on the scene.

Mr. Charette went to the climate march on Friday, accompanied by ministers Chantal Rouleau and Pierre Fitzgibbon, and accompanied by a police escort.


The Minister of the Environment, Benoît Charette, surrounded by activists at the climate strike organized in Montreal.

PHOTO QMI AGENCY, FÉLIX LACERTE-GAUTHIER

The Minister of the Environment, Benoît Charette, surrounded by activists at the climate strike organized in Montreal.

According to him, the government has done “a lot” over the past four years in environmental matters, believing that there is “no equivalent in the history of Quebec”.

However, the demonstrators, already present on the scene, quickly made their voices heard.

“We agree on several objectives, in particular carbon neutrality by 2050,” replied Mr. Charette, when asked whether he endorsed the demands of the demonstrators.

However, his press briefing was interrupted shortly after this response, when the cries of the demonstrators made its progress impossible.

“Engage or get out!” they chanted with one voice.

The organizers of the march, who were also among them, let the minister know he was not welcome.

After about thirty minutes under the boos of the crowd, the CAQ delegation left the march, arousing mocking cheers.

Earlier in the day, the organizers of the march had taken the floor to denounce a lack of “boldness” of political parties in environmental matters and to demand that Quebec get out of fossil fuels by 2030.

More details to come….



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