Bonnardel skids about the 50

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Bonnardel skids about the 50

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On Tuesday, Liberal MP André Fortin attacked the CAQ's record on transportation projects. Stung, the Minister of Transport, François Bonnardel, did not fail to return the courtesy to his predecessor: "For a former Minister of Transport of the Outaouais who was not even able to deliver his own [highway ] 50 to his fellow citizens, we will come back for the lessons, ”he retorted.

This is an unfair attack on the part of Minister Bonnardel. André Fortin was Minister of Transport for barely a year. However, the CAQ announced last March that the conversion of the 50 into a four-lane highway would not be completed... for 10 years! Not to mention that studies had already been commissioned, notably by Minister Fortin in 2018. This is the case for an area near Buckingham where work began last January. Asked to explain, the minister's office criticized the Liberal Party for never having concretely invested in this project "despite the demand for a real highway having been made for several decades".

And, in defense of Mr. Bonnardel, Mr. Fortin had just criticized the government for not having delivered projects that could not be realized in a single mandate, such as the possible tunnel between Quebec and Lévis.

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