Champlain bridge: let's get back to the real issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 20, 2014

 

CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE: LET’S GET BACK TO THE REAL ISSUES 

OTTAWA – The Conservatives showed their true colours and their lack of respect for Quebec history by rejecting the NDP’s motion to keep the Champlain name for the replacement bridge that will connect the island of Montreal to its South Shore.

“By rejecting our motion and ignoring the will of Quebeckers, the Conservatives created an artificial debate. We need to get back to business and deal with the real issues concerning the new bridge, including the serious consequences that a toll would have on traffic congestion in and around Montreal,” said NDP Transport critic Hoang Mai (Brossard – La Prairie). 

Quebec’s National Assembly adopted a motion last Thursday asking the federal government to keep the Champlain name, in response to the popular will of Quebeckers.

“Several issues remain unresolved, and I hope the Conservative government will come to its senses and drop the idea of renaming the bridge once and for all. We’ve already lost enough time,” added Mai.

 

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