Sylvain Gaudreault calls for a “Marshall plan” to revive the economy

Sylvain Gaudreault, MP and candidate for the leadership of the Parti Québécois (PQ), calls on the Legault government to put in place a “Marshall Plan” to revive the Quebec economy after the coronavirus crisis.
M . Gaudreault thus alludes to the vast plan of reconstruction of Europe after the Second World War, massively funded by the United States and named after Secretary of State George Marshall.

The PQ member for Jonquière wanted to respond to the squad set up by the Caquist government for the post-crisis period.

In fact, according to what Quebecor has revealed, François Legault has gathered around him a committee of his economic ministers, Pierre Fitzgibbon (Economy), Eric Girard (Finance), Christian Dubé (Treasury Board) and Jean Boulet (Work) , responsible for reassessing electoral commitments and stimulating recovery.

In a publication disseminated via Facebook Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Gaudreault proposes to expand the stimulus project, adding the ministries of Environment and Health, and calls for a “Marshall plan the 21 th century. ”

“Green infrastructure”

This 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 Coalition future Quebec (CAQ) is committed to building.

The member for Jonquière is also calling for measures for workers who will be affected by the transition from an oil-based economy to a green economy.

In addition, it also demands a real devolution of powers to the regions. And finally, he demands that each economic decision be made based on human and financial costs on public health.

During his daily press conference to take stock of the fight against the coronavirus, Mr. Legault also indicated that the economic recovery will come in part through the acceleration of certain public transport projects, particularly in the crowns of the region. metropolitan.

“All the projects we have in public transportation, whether it be Montreal, Longueuil, Laval, Quebec, Gatineau, electric buses in the 20 major cities of Quebec, I think it will help add infrastructure quickly. So public contracts that will replace private contracts that may not be there, when the restart takes place. ”

Remember that the PQ leadership race has been suspended due to the current health crisis.

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