Energy: the PLQ wants a traveling commission to consult Quebecers and Aboriginal people

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Éenergy: the PLQ wants a traveling commission to consult Quebecers and Aboriginal people

Liberal MP Marc Tanguay. (File photo)

The Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) proposes that the National Assembly launch a national consultation on the future of energy in Quebec.

Le parti d& #x27;opposition explains that the traveling commission would consult the population and the experts; she would be asked to report by the end of 2023.

The commission would focus on Quebec's current and future energy needs and on the public investments that will be necessary in the coming decades to achieve the energy transition and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

The leader of the official opposition, Marc Tanguay, and the PLQ spokesperson for energy and natural resources, Gregory Kelley, add that the members of the commission should imperatively visit all regions of Quebec. and that Indigenous nations should be consulted and be part of the process.

The PLQ points out that the commission would be co-chaired by two MNAs, one from the government and another from its party which forms the official opposition.

The PLQ points out that in order to respond to Quebec's energy needs, the government considers that approximately 100 terawatt hours (TWh) will have to be added to the approximately 210 TWh already produced annually.

The opposition party believes that as such, the public must be consulted on the principles that will guide the decisions of the government and Hydro-Québec , especially since energy needs are likely to increase further if Quebec wants to help its neighbors reduce their dependence on fossil fuels.

Marc Tanguay invites the government not to decide everything behind closed doors about the future of energy in Quebec. MP Kelley adds that the Liberal proposal is intended to be an essential democratic exercise.

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