Protests, plans for winter session of National Assembly
A new session of the National Assembly begins Tuesday in Quebec City, and we can expect plenty of protests.
Taxi drivers are expected to stage a noisy protest as they denounce Uber, and the Transport Minister's plan to legalize the app-based car service.
Meanwhile the Couillard government is trying to turn its focus to economic development and the positive aspect of Quebec, two years before the next provincial election.
Economic Development Minister Dominique Anglade is expected to present strategies to boost investment and to modernize the provincial economy after two years of spending restrictions.
At the same time Natural Resources Minister Pierre Arcand will show off a new energy strategy for the province, taking into account proposed oil and gas exploration on Anticosti island and the debates over pipelines crossing Quebec.
Education Minister Pierre Moreau, who has been on sick leave since he was appointed, is scheduled to begin hearings next week concerning school board reforms.
The parliamentary session ends on June 10, 2016.