The mayor of Lévis, Gilles Lehouillier, criticizes the leader of his former political formation, Dominique Anglade, who according to him has a “short-sighted” vision on the question of the third link.
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The leader of the Liberal Party of Quebec, Dominique Anglade, announced on Tuesday that it is permanently turning its back on the third link project and that she promises to invest the money in health and education instead.
“It’s short-sighted. The same could be said for the tramway and for the tens and tens and tens of billions invested in Montreal. But we understand that the clientele of the Liberal government is mainly from Montreal. So, it is obvious that we will not question the projects in Montreal too much, ”launched the mayor yesterday, on the sidelines of a press conference.
Mr. Lehouillier has already been a Liberal MP, before 2013.
He was not surprised by the position taken by M.me England. “She doesn’t surprise us at all. We knew from the start that she was against the project.
He recalled that the latest poll conducted last summer in the region gave 70% support for the third link project and that he supports the CAQ government in its desire to move forward with this mega-project between $7 and $10 billion.
For Mr. Lehouillier, the Quebec City region is also entitled to its share of government funding for transportation. He reiterates that he is in agreement with the tramway project, while slipping that support for this project has dropped, according to a recent survey. “We are fully behind the government’s Réseau express de la capital project. We have seen, there is a slight fall for the tramway. I am confident that at some point we will be able to move forward.