Even if it multiplies the investment announcements in the region, the minister Marie-Claude Bibeau ned on the basis of early elections that could take place this spring.
“I am preparing for the elections this fall “, said the liberal member for Compton-Stanstead when asked if she has heard the rumors about a vote ahead this spring, in the wake of the scandal involving the multinational SNC-Lavalin.
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“It has no link. It is circumstantial. We take the opportunity to do this while the house (of commons) is not sitting “, she adds, questioned on the sidelines of the announcement of financial assistance to enterprises SOS Odours and Target business solutions, Monday, Sherbrooke.
Some observers believe that the government of Justin Trudeau could trigger an election in the next few months, instead of respecting the election at a fixed date of 21 October. The liberals would like, and don’t wait hot files mar their popularity.
On Monday, the resignation shattering of the minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has once again embarrassed the Trudeau government. The principal adviser and longtime friend of Justin Trudeau, Gerald Butts, resigned in the wake of allegations that the office of the prime minister has acted to prevent a criminal prosecution to be filed against SNC-Lavalin.
In recent days, Ms. Bibeau has made several announcements. Monday of last week, she announced that her government is providing $ 1.8 million to the company’s Smucker’s Foods of Sherbrooke. The contribution was part of the federal Fund to investment in dairy processing. In January, it was announced that the cheese factory of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac received a sum of nearly $ 1.7 million to develop its agri-food.
On Tuesday, the minister confirmed investment for the employability of young people through the organization sherbrooke cultural Actions.
The next day, Ms. Bibeau has announced a new program to promote physical activity among veterans and their families. With The Canadian Press