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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Quebec election: Charest and Marois making promises on our tab

The Quebec provincial election is in full stride. This morning, Liberal Leader Jean Charest raised the stakes in the bidding war for suburban Montreal voters, promising nearly $200 million for rail service in the greater Montreal area.

The promise, to take effect over the next year, is in contrast with big-spending PQ Leader Pauline Marois’s pledge that would add new rail lines, tramways and a subway extension over 10 years at a cost of $3.5 billion.

Big stuff. Big spenders. They can’t afford it, of course, but when did that ever stop a Quebec politician? When it comes to spending other people’s money, these people have no shame whatsoever.

If they really have this sort of money available, why do they need $8 billion in federal equalization payments?

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  1. They don't need it, but know Harper doen't have the guts to stop it. Also Marois has said she will go after the feds for more than $4oo million she says we owe for the 1998 icestorm.

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