Tram ride from Quebec: the tone rises between the governments Legault and Trudeau

Tramway de Québec: le ton monte entre les gouvernements Legault et Trudeau

Photo: Jacques Boissinot Archives The canadian Press
“[The federal government] wants to put only $ 400 million and they are asking us to dig in another envelope that is for all sorts of environmental measures,” said the prime minister Legault Wednesday.

The government Legault increase the tone in the face of the position of the Trudeau government concerning the financing of the tramway project and repairs to the Quebec bridge.

“I put myself in the place of an elected federal this year that will election, I dare to believe that they want to have achievements for the region of Quebec, and I suggest you humble to enter the tram and the Quebec bridge among these achievements,” said the minister responsible for the region of Quebec, Genevieve Guilbault, at the entrance to the council of ministers, on Wednesday.

Valued at $ 3 billion, the tram network should be financed at the height of 1.8 billion by the Québec government and $ 1.2 billion for Ottawa.

Gold Quebec criticizes Ottawa to have changed the rules of the game.

“[They] want to put only $ 400 million and they are asking us to dig in another envelope that is for all sorts of environmental measures, ” said the prime minister Legault Wednesday.

“They would prefer we take half of this budget, that we cut in all the projects environment and put it in the transit. “

On Tuesday, the federal member of parliament Joël Lightbound had said evil, is to explain that ” Quebec decides to prioritize the biomethane to the detriment of the tramway “, reported The Journal de Québec.

This dispute is also the one of the Quebec bridge. The government of Justin Trudeau wants Quebec lies 23.5 million in the painting of the bridge, which opposes the government Legault.

“We never promised to invest hundreds of million to repaint the Quebec bridge,” said François Legault Wednesday, recalling that it had already committed to finance the rehabilitation of the bridge deck.

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