The leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, Dominique Anglade, was in the Islands for the official launch of candidate Gil Thériault’s campaign for the October 3 provincial election.
An event attended by approximately 70 people was organized for the occasion at the Auberge du Port on Wednesday evening, during which Mr. Thériault explained to his supporters that he would like to work on the issues of labour, housing, daycare spaces and transportation as a priority.
Among the election commitments presented, the party pledged to appoint a minister responsible for fisheries to give this sector a greater voice in government.
Mr. Thériault believes that this could be beneficial to the Madelinots.
On the environment, the QLP presents on its website the « threat of climate change » as an « economic opportunity ».
The party intends to focus on a $100 billion private and public investment strategy, the Projet ÉCO, in order to generate green hydrogen in Quebec for transportation and electricity generation in remote areas.
Anglade believes that this strategy should enable Quebec to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
In addition, she reiterated her promise to offer Quebecers free travel on all ferries in the province.
The inclusion of the Cap-aux-Meules-Souris link in this strategy, which is under federal jurisdiction, has yet to be determined.