In light of the recent climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it would be “irresponsible” for the Legault government to go ahead with the Quebec-Levis highway tunnel project, opposition parties say.
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Asked Tuesday morning during a video shoot with Finance Minister Eric Gerrard, the prime minister declined to confirm whether the 2023-2024 budget would contain new sums for the three.H connection.
However, he emphasized to the cameras that this budget would be an opportunity “to invest better, to invest more in services: in education, health and also in the fight against climate change”.
Referring to the new summary report unveiled today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Prime Minister added, “It is more of a topical topic than ever with the report released yesterday.”
For Quebec Solidere’s parliamentary leader, Gabriel Nadeau-Dupois, on Tuesday, “The report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change yesterday is clear: we are in a climate emergency.”
Deputy Guin declared, “Solidaire Quebec’s request is simple: there should not be a single dollar in today’s budget for the irresponsible project that is Episode Three.”
The government should back off while there is still time for the third episode topic. The reports accumulate to mean for the government that it is a very bad choice, and that it will be a devastating trend at the financial level, but especially at the level of the environment and public health,” stated Communist Party member Joel Arsenault.
Asked by our Parliamentary Office, Interim Liberal Leader Mark Tanguay remarked that he is “even the most vocal supporter of the tunnel project […] They begin to realize that it will never happen.
“Even the environment minister said this project is unrestricted,” Mr. Tanguay said, drawing on comments made by Minister Benoit Charette in response to two other reports, recently submitted by the Provincial Public Health, on atmospheric pollutants in Lower Quebec City. .
The interim leader also indicated that the studies promised by the Prime Minister at the beginning of the year are still pending. Transport Minister Genevieve Guilbeault is due to give an update on the 3H foreclosure over the next few weeks, which should take into account, among other things, the impact of telecommuting on travel for citizens of the Greater Quebec City area.
Re-launched by Newspaper Before going to the Blue Room, the Prime Minister did not cower in responding to criticism from the opposition parties.
So you go back to the campaign trail at 3H connection. “There will also be emigration,” said François Legault, as he continued his march.