François Legault assures that he “will not let go” of Quebecers in financial difficulty
Premier François Legault urged Quebecers to check in on loved ones who live alone. (Archives)
Prime Minister François Legault took advantage of his traditional Christmas message to assure that his government will not let down people who are experiencing financial difficulties, especially during this holiday season.
In In a short video posted on social media on the eve of Christmas, Saturday evening, Mr. Legault mentioned that Quebec will not give up on people for whom this holiday season is more difficult financially due to the rising cost of life.
I also think of those who have problems because of money. I know it's not easy for some. We will not let you go, we will be there to help you, he argued.
The fight against inflation is a subject that is at the heart of the priorities of Mr. Legault since his re-election last October. He had also made his anti-inflation shield a flagship measure of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) election campaign.
Just before the holidays, millions of Quebecers received an amount ranging from $400 to $600, depending on their income. Sending these unique sums was precisely one of the components of this anti-inflation shield.
On social networks, Mr. Legault also acknowledged that this is not the Christmas that many were hoping for, with numerous power outages and difficult weather conditions throughout Quebec.
Please check in on your loved ones if they live alone. Be careful on the roads too, the conditions are not ideal. For those who wish to warm up, places are ready to receive you in several cities and municipalities, wrote the Prime Minister on his Facebook page.
Sunday morning, the President and CEO of Hydro-Quebec, Sophie Brochu, mentioned that she hopes that all the people who have been without electricity since Friday, due to the winter storm which swept the province, will be able to find the power of electricity. here on Sunday evening.
She admitted, however, that some Quebecers will have to spend Christmas in the dark, even if the efforts continue.
Despite everything, Mr. Legault hopes everyone can have a good time.
Spending time with family is what matters. I also have a thought for those who are alone. Do not hesitate to call a friend, an acquaintance; it can make all the difference.