Sylvain Gaudreault calls for a ‘Marshall plan’ to revive the economy post COVID-19 crisis
Published Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:50PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:40PM EDT
QUEBEC CITY -- Parti Quebecois leadership candidate Sylvain Gaudreault called on the Legault government to implement a “Marshall Plan” to revive the Quebec economy after the coronavirus crisis.
The PQ MNA for Jonquiere was responding to the squad set up by the CAQ government for the post-crisis period.
Legault has gathered around him a committee of his economic ministers - Pierre Fitzgibbon (Economy), Eric Girard (Finance), Christian Dubé (Treasury Board) and Jean Boulet (Labour) – who will be responsible for reassessing electoral commitments and stimulating recovery.
In a Facebook post Tuesday afternoon, Gaudreault proposed to expand the stimulus project, adding the ministries of Environment and Health, and called for a “Marshall plan for the 21st century.”
The end of the crisis should be, according to him, an opportunity to invest in “green infrastructure,” namely public transit projects, and not in a road link project like the future Quebec-Lévis tunnel that the CAQ is committed to building.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Mar. 31, 2020.