Exceptional powers for recovery: the opposition is afraid to “go a little faster”

Pouvoirs exceptionnels pour la relance: l’opposition craint de s’en faire «passer une petite vite»

The opposition parties are worried that the exceptional powers that the government Legault wants to be granted in the framework of a project of law which aims to relaunch the quebec economy after the containment of the spring.

The filing of the legislative at the end of the parliamentary session, and the refusal to hear the experts in the fight against corruption that are Jacques Duchesneau and Me Denis Gallant give the LIBERALS “the impression that we want to go a little fast.”

The liberal mna Gaétan Barrette argued that “the person who has the most experience in the control of public contracts, the compliance, the pass-pass and the wheeling and dealing, this is Me Gallant”.

“Then, the liberal Party, it is not against the bill. We offer our collaboration. The proof of this is that we are here this morning. But, in the end, it may not be a bill that will be passed as-is” summed up the mp Gaétan Barrette on Monday morning, just before the start of the special consultations on bill 61.

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Adoption of expedited

Presented last week for a planned adoption next Friday, the legislative could make short work of the realization of 202 projects by suspending the obligation to proceed by call for tender, in addition to allowing the government to bypass several rules or obligations.

Quebec could notably lighten the expropriation procedures for some large-scale projects and would the “opportunity to undertake work on a part of the domain of the State prior to obtaining the required rights”, while bringing amendments to the Law on the quality of the environment, in order to speed up the process.

For Mr. Barrette, the government Legault is seeking to arrogate to themselves large powers, while diminishing those of the opposition. “Democracy is based on power and counter-power, is reminiscent of the liberal critic. The power, when we have a majority government, is mainly in the hands of the State. The counter-power is the one that operates in the current rules. We just abolish… we just propose essentially to cancel this counter-power.”

The project of the law “plays a package of our fundamental principles”, emphasized the deputy in solidarity Vincent Marissal.

A absent size

As Gaétan Barrette, the critical pq’s Martin Ouellet would have liked to hear Me Denis Gallant to a parliamentary committee. Ex-prosecutor chief deputy of the Charbonneau commission, Mr. Gallant was then the first inspector general of the City of Montreal, before directing the public procurement Authority, two institutions devoted to the fight against corruption and collusion.

“We asked Mr. Gallant to be heard by the parliamentary commission; unfortunately this is not the case for the moment,” said Mr. Ouellet.

As for the 202 projects proposed by the government, Vincent Marissal refuses to negotiate the addition of the realization of such or such infrastructure. “Me, for the time being, I will not play in this list-there, it is a trap for idiots, in which the government wants that we fall for that we’re starting to shop for our projects here and there. But listen, there is no way to The Price Is Right!”, a-t-launched it.

“I’m not going to trample some of the principles that one has to get a project here and there,” he added.

– With the collaboration of the QMI Agency

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