MATANE — mp pq of René-Lévesque, Martin Ouellet, deplores the categorical rejection of the government Legault in his motion to request to entrust the mandate for the auditor general to investigate the ferry F.-A.-Gauthier from tendering initial up to delivery in 2015.
Mr. Ouellet said to be listening to the frustrations of the citizens who suffer the lack of a ferry between Matane and the North Shore. “The boats that are purchased that do not leave, then the planes that are added, but serve poorly, described the mp Ouellet. We got cheated with this boat. It has one year warranty ended, it was broken repeatedly and we hear that the boat would be ready just from the month of August, perhaps even in the month of September. An investigation would shed light on the nature and the decisions that have been taken to the inside of the STQ.”
Martin Ouellet also raises that “the shipyard Fincantieri [who built the boat] has not a good reputation, that he was already under investigation at the international”. Moreover, the former president and ceo of the Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), François Bertrand, who was fired last week by the minister of Transport, François Bonnardel, had confirmed in an interview with Radio-Canada and the Unité permanente anti-corruption (UPAC), was already landed in the offices of the corporation.
“We wanted an investigation to find out what happened in the decision-making process that led us to one of the biggest flops in terms of purchasing equipment,” says the member for René-Lévesque blvd.
The interim leader of the Parti québécois, Pascal Bérubé, confirms that the minister of Transport of Quebec has accepted his invitation and that of his colleague, René-Lévesque blvd.
François Bonnardel will be in Matane on February 18 in the morning and will travel subsequently to Baie-Comeau and possibly to Sept-Îles.
He will take the ferry in Matane to get on the North Shore? “For the sake of efficiency, the aircraft will be more appropriate,” responds the mp Ouellet, laughing.