Quebec region: Quebec solidaire wishes to be a “strong opposition”
The solidary candidates of the region of Quebec claim a mandate allowing them to be a “strong” opposition and continue to hit on the nail of the third link, a “real farce” in their opinion.
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« What I hear is that people say to themselves ‘it’s going to be who we’re going to choose as the opposition in Quebec.’ Do we really want to give all powers to the CAQ? No. We must have a deputation, a united opposition which is strong, ”asked Sol Zanetti, outgoing deputy for Jean-Lesage, Friday morning.
According to him, Québec solidaire (QS) is the only party with a “truly different vision”, while “all the others propose one form or another of 3e link ».
He believes that QS has proven itself, for example by fighting for better air quality in central districts.
The tunnel desired by the CAQ was also the victim of the strongest criticism during the press conference called by the regional campaign of QS, at the end of the weekend of the vote.
« It is a symbol of irresponsible governance turned to the past, which has no common sense, » denounced Mr. Zanetti.
For Etienne Grandmont, who is trying to succeed Catherine Dorion in Taschereau, the third link was a « real joke » and a « big ball » for François Legault during the election campaign.
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As proof, he points to the studies surrounding the project, which the outgoing government refuses to reveal, arguing that they are not up to date.
The CAQ and the PCQ « want people to stay stuck in traffic, to spend more time in their car », he says, arguing that the science is clear and that increasing road capacity can only increase congestion and polluting emissions.
He also questions the estimated cost of the CAQ tunnel of $6.5 million.
« Nobody [ne] believe that number and in my opinion, in our opinion, it’s probably more based on surveys than on real technical studies, ”he argues.
He is of the opinion that “François Legault disrespected the intelligence of Quebecers” because of his “lack of transparency” in this file.
While his own seat is threatened by a very heated fight with the caquiste Christiane Gamache, Sol Zenetti assured that his party is « quite confident of keeping the seats [qu’il] a and also to be able to expand,” in the Capitale-Nationale.
He accuses the CAQ candidates of having been « absent » and of having waged a « defensive campaign ».
In transportation, in the Quebec region, QS offers more than 5 billion projects, including a phase 2 of the tramway and three SRB lines.
The QS program is focused on ecological transition and provides for “massive” reinvestments in public services in addition to tackling the housing crisis, hammered Mr. Grandmont.