There’s simply no other reason for announcing this nonsense right now. This is vote-buying, plain and simple – this project will never see the light of day.
I’ll concede that all parties and all levels of government are guilty of this, but it’s important to note that this is the same PQ government that is intending on imposing fixed election dates for the precise reason of preventing sitting governments from calling snap elections based on when they feel they’re best positioned to win.
Typical PQ lies.
From CBC Montreal:
The five-kilometre extension of the orange line to Laval was announced in 1998 and completed in 2007 at a cost of $745-million — about $150 million per kilometre.
At the announcement today, ministers Jean-Francois Lisée and Sylvain Gaudreault said this extension would cost between $250-300 million per kilometre.
And to think this would only cost $1.5 to $1.8 billion! What a deal. I guess they’ll have to pull some dough out of the referendum fund.