3rd link: Legault asks Montrealers to no longer “look down on” the people of Quebec and Lévis

3rd link: Legault asks Montrealers to no longer «look down on

MISE & Agrave; DAY

GATINEAU – Caught up on television by a statement by Bernard Drainville about the third link, François Legault attacked Montrealers opposed to his tunnel project, who he says are “looking down on” the people of Quebec and Lévis.

“The people of Montreal must stop looking down on the people of Quebec and then Lévis,” said the chief caquiste, who, like the other chiefs, gave a live interview of about thirty minutes. on Radio-Canada on Sunday evening. 

Pressed by questions from the hosts about, among other things, his flagship promise, François Legault tried to qualify a controversial statement made last Friday by his star candidate in Lévis, Bernard Drainville. 

“Let go of me with the GHGs,” the former journalist got carried away during a press briefing on a promise from the CAQ in health. 

“We must put the declaration back in its context. He was told: “How can you be for the environment and for the third link?”. That's when Bernard said, 'Let go of me with the GHGs,'” said Mr. Legault. 

But in reality, the question he was asked that day, before Mr. Drainville intervened, was rather whether the ruling party intended to clarify its project with new information by October 3.&nbsp ;

Data to be revised

On this subject, François Legault explained, on Radio-Canada, that due to the new reality telework, one of the consequences of the pandemic, the data available to the government are “outdated”. 

“The figures need to be updated. We cannot come up with numbers that are no longer good, ”said Mr. Legault.

But, whatever the studies may say, “for me, there is evidence that we need a third link”, he insisted, repeating that building two bridges one next to the other was a bad idea. 

“There will be less congestion, including for public transit,” believes the CAQ leader. 

“The question that remains : Do we want to disfigure Île d'Orléans or do we want a tunnel? summarized Mr. Legault, opposing his project to that proposed by the Conservative Party of Éric Duhaime. 

Anglade prefers the tramway

In turn, the Liberal leader reiterated that she wanted the Québec tramway to cross to Lévis in a third phase of development of the network. According to studies, the infrastructure could end up on a tunnel or on a bridge, Ms. Anglade first said during the evening of the chiefs on Radio-Canada.   

However, in end of the segment, the chef affirmed that the studies could also confirm the uselessness of the third link to put the tram there.   

There might not be anything at the continuation of studies? “Depending on studies,” she replied. “But there could also be a way to ensure that transport goes to Lévis.”  

Ms. Anglade assures that it is necessary to reduce traffic in Quebec , but that the plan “will depend on science”. 

With the collaboration of Nicolas Lachance, Parliamentary Office