Election in Quebec: the CAQ wants to make Quebec the “second metropolis” of the province of Quebec

Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault is promising to increase immigration to Quebec City as part of a plan to make the provincial capital Quebec’s “second metropolis”.

Legault’s party is contested in the Quebec region by the Conservative Party of Quebec, which ranks second in the region.

Legault said today that if the CAQ is re-elected, it will work with local businesses to increase the percentage of immigrants settling in the area and support a streetcar project that the Conservatives oppose.

Legault has also promised to build a tunnel linking Quebec to the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, but feasibility studies are still ongoing.

Quebec Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade announces her party’s plan to improve access to health care in the Montreal riding of Vaudreuil, which the Liberals won in 2018 but which polls show is seriously threatened by the CAQ.

Quebec solidaire spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois will be about 125 kilometers southwest of Legault, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, where he publishes his party’s encrypted platform.

The leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec, Éric Duhaime, is at a car dealership west of Quebec, where he will discuss his election promise to eliminate the Quebec sales tax on certain used products such as cars.

The leader of the Parti Québécois, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, is in Montreal for a press conference on the state of schools in Quebec.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 9, 2022.

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