Regis Lobim will wait to resolve the tram file with the Quebec government before deciding whether to apply for a fifth term in late 2021.
The Quebec mayor said this on Friday during a virtual press briefing.
“We will come to you as soon as the final decisions are made on Trump,” he replied. I would like to announce my decision after the end of the tram file, because, depending on everything that happens politically, the political scenario will be different. “
Mr. LaBeouf did not hide the fact that this suspense was also handled for strategic reasons.
“At the same time, it finally allows candidates who want to run to be heels. It’s not annoying. I like it,” he laughed.
One thing is for sure, the mayor said the tram issue should be prevented from “contaminating” the next election campaign.
“I want the tram file to be behind us,” he said. This allows the election campaign to have other themes. If we are going to go to the countryside, I want to start with the right footing with the right theme. “
Regis LaBeouf revealed that he had “good discussions yesterday” with Transport Minister Franకోois Bonnardell about the tram.
The mayor believes the deal is still possible with a final route in January, despite the epidemic context.
He hopes to be able to quickly publish Call for Proposals, the next important step in the process of building a structured transportation network.