March 25, 2023

The Queens County Citizen

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Regional Budget | Valerie Plante gives a score of 6.5 / 10

Regional Budget |  Valerie Plante gives a score of 6.5 / 10

Valerie Plante gave a mixed reception to the Quebec budget, satisfied with investments in health and education, but disappointed with social housing and East Montreal.

Philip Teissira-LessardPhilip Teissira-Lessard

The mayor gave the budget a score of 6.5 / 10 for Montreal issues.

“We are at the center of the epidemic, we are very upset. In this idea of ​​green and comprehensive recovery, I would like to have very strong measures,” she told a virtual press conference from Montreal City Hall.

Meyers confirmed that the eastern Montreal tanning had “expected to have a marked amount on this occasion” and that it was not at Rendezvous. She argued that Eastern REM should not come until the territory it travels in is ready to develop.

In the case of social housing, the amounts Quebec has invested this year will not cover the budget freeze for the previous two years of the Aclos Logis program, according to Mr.To me Plant. The target set by the municipal administration for its 2017-2021 directive will not be achieved in the field of social housing.

Valerie Plante expressed concern about the increase in investment credits to the Quebec regions, which would benefit compared to Montreal. “It’s a metropolis that can use a helping hand,” she says.

Montreal has communicated up to 900 million Quebec requests for this budget. Teams from the mayor’s office are still analyzing the document to find out what ratio the new measures will benefit the metropolis.