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Legault denies blaming union members for the next deficit

Photo: Jacques Boissinot La Presse canadienne François Legault a affirmé que son gouvernement a pris la décision de bonifier les conditions de travail des employés de l’État. 

Prime Minister François Legault denied, Tuesday, having attributed the increase in the next budget deficit to public sector union members whose salaries were increased in their new collective agreements.

Mr. Legault affirmed that his government has made the decision to improve the working conditions of state employees.

“We must be very clear, I have never blamed the teachers, the nurses, the unions,” he declared at the Salon bleu. What I said is that our government has made the choice, the choice to invest massively in the working conditions of the people who work for our public services. »

In the morning, the opposition parties had all denounced the remarks of Mr. Legault who, on Sunday, underlined the link between the increase in the deficit of the next budget and the increases granted as part of the renewal of collective agreements in the public sector. The unions also deplored his comments.

In the House, Mr. Legault was notably the target of interim Liberal leader Marc Tanguay on this subject.

“The CAQ will delay the return to a balanced budget,” said interim Liberal leader Marc Tanguay. We are faced with the poor state of public finances. The Prime Minister only has himself to blame, especially since he does not blame the teachers. »

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116