A Liberal candidate praised the environmental record of the CAQ

A liberal candidate praised the CAQ's environmental record

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The Liberal candidate for the riding of Mille-Îles, in Laval, said less than a year ago that the CAQ was the best training for the environment. Today, she says exactly the opposite because of the 3th link to Quebec.

During a press scrum in Laval on Wednesday afternoon, Dominique Anglade's candidate had to defend her new political allegiance.  

“Since then, there has been the Horne Foundry, the increase in nickel levels and the stubbornness of the tunnel [3rd link in Quebec]. For me, it's a no go. It is absolutely amazing that he continues in this direction, ”recounted, irritated by the questions, Virginie Dufour. She maintains today that her reflection began last January following a discussion with Ms. Anglade.  

“I am not ashamed to say that at the I thought so at the time. 

She says that “if you are a candidate for the CAQ, today, you must swear allegiance to the tunnel”. “I was not ready to go there,” added Ms. Dufour, who also tried to become a CAQ candidate for the elections. 

“I saw that the best environmental platform was that of Dominique”, she pleaded.

The leader of the PLQ also took the opportunity to attack the CAQ on the environmental level. 

“It is the party this week that asked us to let go of GHGs. We are going to tell each other things frankly,” said Ms. Anglade. 

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In November 2021, Virginie Dufour was an activist in Sainte -Rose for the CAQ. She told La Presseat a convention that the Legault government is “the party that does the most on the environment”, even if it wondered about the impacts of a project like the 3rd link. 

Less d a year later, the former municipal councilor in Laval who was responsible for the environment on the executive committee, decided to join the Liberal Party of Quebec, in Mille-Îles.  

In an interview with the Journal last August, Ms. Dufour pleaded that she was disappointed with the results of the CAQ. This time, she affirmed that she “could not have gone to the lectern to defend” the 3rd link project.  

To explain her change of allegiance, Ms. Dufour had denounced the possible destruction of wetlands, with the approval of Quebec, as part of a development project in Fabreville. 

She had also criticized the remarks on immigration by the outgoing Prime Minister, François Legault.  

“I really didn't regret my choice because, afterwards, I heard things about the Louisianization of Quebec,” said Virginie Dufour.