Buyout of the Quebec Bridge: Mayor Marchand hopes for a quick settlement

Québec Bridge takeover: Mayor Marchand hopes for a quick settlement


Feeling that we are “very close to an agreement”, Mayor Marchand urges the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec to quickly settle the matter of the Quebec Bridge 

“It is mainly up to the two governments to agree and stop this file dragging on. The citizens of Quebec have expectations. It has to be delivered quickly,” repeated Bruno Marchand, Wednesday noon, in an impromptu press.  

The latter sees with a good eye the fact that the businessman Yvon Charest, negotiator appointed by Ottawa on this file, recently agreed to extend his mandate until January 31, 2023.  

“This is good news. If we change the actors, it often delays the process. We start a bit from square one. So much the better if we can come to an agreement. As soon as possible, that's what is needed,” commented the mayor of Quebec. 

According to him, “if in January (2023), we are still in the process of say the same thing, I don't think anyone will be able to say that there is a question of good faith.”  

On Tuesday, the federal Liberal minister, Jean-Yves Duclos called the extension of Yvon Charest's mandate a “good sign”.  

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