$ 50,000 for a press conference: the PQ accuses the government of making a “spectacle”
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Mp pq Mireille Jean
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Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:35
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:39
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QUEBEC-The Parti quebecois criticized the government Couillard to make the “show” with his press conferences, in order to seduce the electorate called to the polls in eight months.
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The QMI Agency revealed on Wednesday that the press conference of the launch of the digital Strategy, which took place last December, has cost about $ 50 000 to the quebec taxpayers.
“They have put a lot of sub to do something grandiose, such as a marketing plan, a product which is marketing, and this is not what the population expects,” said the mp pq Mireille Jean.
She believes that the minister of Economy, Dominique Anglade, and the prime minister Philippe Couillard used the “pretext” of the unveiling of the Strategy to “put in value”, that he “must denounce”.
The situation is all the more “particular”, said Ms. John, that fixed date election, the government already know the date of the election.
“When you talk about $ 50,000 for a single press conference, it’s obnoxious. That is what it will be if they do that for nine months?”, she asked.
“It can be a lot of money for the population, and this is unacceptable”, she added.
– With the collaboration of Marc-André Gagnon