Many thousands of Quebecers have mobilized to demand decisive measures to fight climate change as Premier François Legault’s new government and opposition legislators prepare to convene for the first time since the Oct. 1 election.
Environmentalists are outraged by a "preposterous" large sewage dump into the St. Lawrence River near Montreal and a "staggering" number of smaller, chronic sewage overflows throughout the year in Quebec.
In bad news for traditional taxi drivers, Quebec’s transport ministry announced a second one-year extension of a 'pilot project' allowing Uber to operate in Quebec. The outgoing Liberal government extended the pilot project in its final cabinet meeting at the behest of the incoming Coalition Avenir Québec government which championed Uber on the campaign trail.
Federal minister Jean-Yves Duclos praised Quebec’s leadership in fighting climate change on Tuesday, and said Quebec Premier François Legault will try to persuade reluctant fellow premiers to put a price on carbon pollution.