Lisée and Legault argue for the economic development and the decentralization of the regions

News 30 September, 2017
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    QUEBEC | air Transport regional, cellular access to the internet and to for the regions: Jean-François Côté and François Legault have expressed Saturday their priorities on the sidelines of the 76th Congress of the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM).

    During their remarks, the two leaders have lamented the slow pace of the government of Québec to connect the regions. They have made it a priority to ensure the economic development of Quebec.

    “We had expected too much. Each year that we wait to connect the territory of Quebec, flights are pricing reasonable, each year that we delay the use of high-speed internet in the regions, these are the years of economic growth”, launched on Saturday morning, the leader of the parti québecois.

    The delegates who attended his speech at the Centre des congrès de Québec, Jean-François Lisée has indicated that “the respect, this is not only talk, what are the gestures”.

    It is also positioned in favour of a decentralisation of services to the regions, rather than to cut them down.

    Mr. Lisée is also income on the Fund of support to the radiation of the regions (FARR) and on the importance that the regions are able to recover the sums lost. “It is necessary to cut the cords between the bureaucrats of Quebec [and the capacity of the regions to decide],” said the leader of the Parti Québécois, offering a planning a period of three years rather than annually.

    “Pride and prosperity for all Quebecers,” it is the commitment of his side, the leader of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) before the meeting.
    François Legault has, in particular, that a “government of the CAQ is not going to impose the densification uniformly throughout the territory of Quebec. The design, yes, density, yes, but taking into account the occupation of the territory”, he said.

    For Mr. Legault, “if we want to occupy our territory in Quebec, the priority of priorities, it is the economy, create jobs, everywhere in Quebec.”

    The chief caquiste is of the opinion that we need a massive investment in the region to get there.

    “It takes money major regional, has he given in the example. It was an economic catch-up in important to do.”

    François Legault also called for Investissement Québec to be more proactive on the ground in the regions.

    The congress of the FQM, which opened Tuesday, was coming to an end on Saturday. In addition to the heads of opposition, the prime minister Philippe Couillard and the minister of municipal Affairs and land Occupancy, Martin Coiteux, spoke to some

    1000 members of the FQM on various topics, such as the maintenance of the local road network, the FARR or hydrocarbons.

    “The Congress has served to put the spotlight on our priorities, on those regions and we have been heard, said the president of the FQM, Richard Lehoux, in a press release. By our numbers, our perseverance, we are making a difference. We have much to be proud of our Federation.”