Sylvain Gaudreault, a candidate for the leadership of the PQ
March 31, 2020 19h16
Updated at 22.55
Sylvain Gaudreault calls for a “Marshall plan” to revive the economy
The Canadian Press
The member of parliament and candidate for the leadership of the Parti québécois (PQ), Sylvain Gaudreault, calls on the government Legault to put in place a “Marshall plan” to revive the Quebec economy after the crisis of the sars coronavirus.
Mr. Gaudreault is thus alluding to the larger plan for reconstruction of Europe after the Second world War, massively funded by the United States and baptized in the name of secretary of State George Marshall.
Mp pq in Jonquière wanted to replicate the squad put in place by the government caquiste in view of the post-crisis period.
In fact, depending on what was revealed Quebecor, François Legault has gathered around him a committee of his ministers economic, Peter Fitzgibbon (Economics), Eric Girard (Finance), Christian Dubé (Treasury Board), and Jean Boulet (Work), tasked to re-evaluate the electoral commitments and stimulate recovery.
In a publication distributed through Facebook on Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Gaudreault proposes for its part to expand the project of recovery, adding the ministries of Environment and Health, and calls for a “Marshall plan of the 21st century”.
The exit from the crisis must be, according to him, the opportunity to invest in “green infrastructure”, or the transit projects, and not in a link project road as the future tunnel Québec-Lévis that the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) is committed to build.
The member of parliament for Jonquière also calls for measures for the workers who will be affected by the transition from an economy based on hydrocarbons to a green economy.
In addition, it requires a true devolution of powers to the regions. And finally, it insists that every economic decision is taken based on the human and financial cost on the public health.
During his daily press conference to update on the fight to the coronavirus, Mr. Legault has also indicated that the economic recovery will, in part, by the acceleration of some transit projects, particularly in the suburbs of the metropolitan area.
“All the projects that are in transit, whether it be Montreal, Longueuil, Laval, Quebec, Gatineau-electric buses in the 20 major cities in the province, I think it will help to quickly add infrastructure. Therefore, the public contracts that will replace private contracts which may be not there, at the rendezvous, as soon as you reboot.”
Recall that the leadership race of the PQ has been suspended due to the health crisis today.