Six days before the election, forest regime, agricultural succession and return of the train are on the menu | Elections Quebec 2022

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The head of the CAQ, François Legault, did not want to commit to what a CAQ government would be ready to inject for the repair of the railway (archives).

Six days before the election, the leader of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ), François Legault, made a whirlwind visit to Gaspé, the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) calls for a review of the forest regime, the Parti Québécois (PQ) wants to support young farmers and Québec solidaire (QS) clarifies its proposal regarding a tax on polluting vehicles.

After a visit to the Magdalen Islands on Monday, the head of the CAQ stopped in Gaspé on Tuesday morning.

Questioned during a conference of press, the CAQ leader did not want to come forward on a possible timetable for rehabilitating rail transport to Gaspé. Moreover, the Ministry of Transport no longer puts forward a deadline on this subject.

François Legault, however, assures that Quebec needs rail services, but he has not taken a position on what a CAQ government would be ready to inject for the repair of the railway.

I think that in Quebec, unfortunately for too long, we have been truck champions. However, we have a company, Alstom, which has its headquarters in the Americas in Quebec, so we have to develop the train, he says.

The leader of the Coalition avenir Québec, François Legault, during a press conference in Gaspé September 27, 2022

If it is brought back to power, the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) also plans to invest $26 million in three measures relating to hunting and peach.

François Legault indicated that this envelope will be used primarily to make hunting and fishing more accessible to seniors.

The cost of permits will thus be reduced by 50% for seniors aged 65 years and over.

Mr. Legault also mentioned his intention to improve the trails used by hunters and anglers in the province.

In this regard, he wishes to work with municipalities, MRC and the ZEC.

The outgoing Prime Minister was accompanied on Tuesday morning by his candidates in Bonaventure and Gaspé, Catherine Blouin and Stéphane Sainte-Croix.

The Liberal candidate in Gaspé, Michel Marin, wants an update on the current forest regime.

The Gaspésien, who has worked in the forest sector for 30 years, explains that his political party wants include guaranteed five-year contracts for regional forestry companies.

Stable supply guarantees would also be given to processors.

Michel Marin is the PLQ candidate in the riding of Gaspé.

The protection of woodland caribou and fragile natural environments, as well as a biomass recovery strategy, would also be put forward.

I am convinced that this economic sector is one of the sectors of the future, because it is based on the development of a renewable natural resource that improves our carbon footprint, he maintains.

According to him, the regional forestry industry is currently experiencing many difficulties. Michel Marin believes that the solutions to these problems are consultation, the acquisition of knowledge and respect for the uses and functions of the forest environment.

If he is elected , the Parti Québécois candidate in Bonaventure, Alexis Deschênes, promises to encourage the next generation of farmers.

The Parti Québécois went to meet the Gaspésie–Les Islands Association for the next generation of farmers this morning at a press conference in New Richmond.

Alexis Deschênes is particularly committed to adapting financial assistance programs for young people in agriculture as well as offering long-term loans at low and fixed rates for the purchase, among other things, of agricultural land.

The PQ candidate in the riding of Bonaventure, Alexis Deschênes

The candidate also wants to offer tax incentives to sellers.

Succession is the future of our agriculture. And there are several young people who leave their studies and who seek training. What is needed is that, collectively, they are helped to acquire agricultural land, buy farms and work with the ability to earn a living, he explains.

For her part, the president of the Gaspésie–Les Île Association for the next generation of farmers, Alex-Émilie Plourde Leblanc, would like young farmers not to be penalized because of their subsidies when they have to work outside their land, which she currently deplores.

In a press release, Québec solidaire indicated that it wanted to set the record straight with regard to its proposal to tax highly polluting vehicles, that is to say, according to this political party, those that emit more than 210 grams. of CO2 per kilometer travelled.

QS recalls that the application of this tax includes exceptions, in particular for families with three children or more, for workers and for vehicles already in use. circulation.

There will also be regionalized modulation with exceptions when road conditions in certain regions, such as our Gaspésie, do not allow it to be done otherwise.

The training also indicates that a discount at the purchase of an electric or water-powered vehicle will be created.

With less than a week to go, the candidate for the Parti Québécois in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine , Joël Arseneau, gave an update on his campaign so far.

Mr. Arseneau says he is proud of his campaign on the archipelago as well as the positive and rational campaign led by his leader, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon.

What we want is obviously to get the vote out next Monday. We enter the last stage with confidence, but we never take anything for granted, he explains. environment and recognition of the island specificities of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine that the outgoing MP says he has distinguished himself.

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