Day 23: Candidates in Rimouski talk about hemodynamics and the environment | Elections Quebec 2022

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Day 23 : Candidates in Rimouski talk about hemodynamics and the environment | &Elections Québec 2022

Hemodynamics is used to dilate the arteries of the heart in the event of a heart problem (archives).

Candidates caquiste and péquiste in the riding of Rimouski spoke about hemodynamics and the environment, two weeks before polling day.

Samuel Ouellet, of the Parti Québécois (PQ), has pledged to demand a hemodynamics room for the Rimouski hospital if he is chosen by voters to sit on the bench. National Assembly. For more than 20 years, elected officials, doctors and citizens have been calling for this service, which dilates the arteries of the heart in the event of a heart problem.

The PQ candidate in Rimouski, Samuel Ouellet (archives)

There are several thousand people a year who have to go to Quebec in situations where they are sometimes between life and death. If the situation does not lead to death, it can lead to significant sequelae, explains Samuel Ouellet.

In 2020, the CAQ government had however refused to fund the project, arguing that the death rate from heart attacks in the region was lower than elsewhere in Quebec.

“This is a decision that is 100% political right now. […] We cannot make politics on people's health. »

—Samuel Ouellet, Parti Québécois candidate

For her part, the CAQ candidate Maïté Blanchette-Vézina gave a press briefing on her environmental commitments. At the time of publishing these lines, it had been impossible to obtain his comments on the hemodynamics file. Ditto for the other candidates.

CAQ candidate Maïté Blanchette-Vézina in front of the church of Saint-Valérien which is heated with biomass.

On the environmental front, Ms. Blanchette-Vézina reiterated the commitment announced by her leader, François Legault, to expand Parc du Bic. She also announced her intention to create a Blue Fund with a budget of 650 million dollars and to support the creation of an interregional transport authority.

She counts also promote projects related to forest biomass and wind energy.

Northern Quebec has its rivers. In Bas-Saint-Laurent, we have the wind. It is clear to everyone here that the wind industry is the best asset for the production of green energy, she said in a press release.

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