Franకోois Legalt promised that by the end of the parliamentary session, all municipalities would be granted more powers by allowing them to benefit from the right of first refusal, a privilege currently enjoyed only by Montreal.
This is the intention that the Prime Minister shared with the mayors who met at the Quebec Municipalities Union (UMQ) 2022 meeting.
This is one of the demands made by UMQ in the Municipal Declaration on Housing, which was submitted last February, aimed at improving the supply of housing.
In early March, Gaspay MNA and PQ housing spokeswoman Meganne Perry Mలాlanchon announced her intention to introduce a bill to this effect.
To reduce the delay when the municipality repurchases a property, Mr. Legalt also undertook to adopt a law on deportation, in a future order.
Denunciation and urban sprawl were important issues in the discussions between the elected municipal officials, which convened for 100 people.And UMQ Annual Meeting, First Interview Edition after 2019.
Municipal elected officials are eagerly awaiting the filing of the new land use planning policy.
“It is important, yes, to densify our cities, limit urban sprawl and one of the ways to do that is to pollute the land in the cities. For me, this is the priority, ”the Prime Minister said in his speech.
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“Basically, it’s very easy, working with you, Regis [Labeaume]”Mr. Legalt was inaugurated this morning by the former mayor of Quebec, who was honored by UMQ.
“We are developing an unconditional friendship, we continue to joke with Mr. Legalt, and we are still targeting Mayor Marchand. I promise you that we will try to strengthen our relationship.
He also stressed the importance of improving both mobility and public transport.
The Prime Minister mentioned the tunnel project between Quebec and Lewis, which is the third link that will connect the network well to the South Shore.
“We have the right to develop the second largest metropolis in Quebec,” Mr Legalt said.