May 18, 2022

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Eastern REM: Plante Administration Condemns Interview

Eastern REM: Plante Administration Condemns Interview

Kaisse de Depot at Placement du Quebec’s boss was accused of being interviewed in an Eastern REM file, to which Plante replied that its demands had been the same since the administration process began.

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“Our team had the same position from the beginning: the city wanted a place around the table and wanted to have the best possible project to connect the east to the city center,” said Catherine Cadot, press officer in the mayor’s office. Valerie Plante.

On Tuesday morning, in a parliamentary committee of the National Assembly, the CEO of the Caisse de dépôt, Charles Emond, argued that Valerie Plante himself was “delighted” to develop the city.

“I met the mayor a month ago [pour lui faire] Proposed governance structure. She asked Kaisse to take care of the transport and she, the layout. She was pleased with the offer. About ten days later, she phoned the government to say, “I need another project.”

MMe Cadot recalled that governance and route were two different things, and that although the city was “satisfied” with recent talks on governance, problems along the way remained.

“The social acceptability issues related to urban integration in the city center and in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Mysannyev area raised in the expert report have not been resolved. The changes proposed to the government are definitely focused on improving the path, ”she said.

Initially, Eastern REM was developed by CDPQ Infra, a major infrastructure subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ).

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However, on Monday, the Quebec government and the city of Montreal announced that they were seizing the eastern REM project from the hands of the CDPQ and leaving the city center section, which has caused much controversy.

The project will henceforth be run in collaboration with the Society de Transport de Montreal (STM) and the Autorite Regional de Transport Metropolitan. Extending the route to the Laval and Lanaudier area is also considered.

-In collaboration with Sylvain Larrock