Yves-François Blanchet s’entretient avec des journalistes, à Saint-Jerome, au Québec

Yves-François Blanchet s’entretient avec des journalistes, à Saint-Jerome, au Québec


WE’RE INVITED HERE BY REAL FORTIN. 90% OF SCHOOL BUS ROUTES COULD BE COVERED WITH ELECTRIC BUSES GIVEN THE FACT THAT THE RANGE OF THE BUSES IS 150 KILOMETERS. THIS MEANS WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO REPLACE THE MAJORITY OF SCHOOL BUSES AND OTHER VEHICLES IN THE FLEET WITH ELECTRIC VEHICLES. WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO ENCOURAGE THE INDUSTRY AND THE BLOC IS GOING TO PRESENT SOME PROPOSALS. THIS IS VERY TECHNICAL SO I WANTED TO SAY WHAT THAT MIGHT IMPLY WITH REGARD TO COST SAVINGS AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS. IF WE REPLACE 90% OF SCHOOL BUSES RUNNING ON DIESEL BY ELECTRIC BUSES THAT WOULD SAVE 2.3 MILLION TONS EVER GASES THAT’S THE EQUIVALENT OF 32,000 CARS RUNNING ON GASOLINE. >>>THOSE BUSES ARE MUCH CHEAPER TO OPERATE. THEY’RE DESIRABLE AND VALUABLE ALTERNATIVES THE QUEBEC GOVERNMENT ALREADY PROVIDES SO THAT — THE BLOC QUEBECOIS IS ASKING OFFERING THAT THE GOVERNMENT GIVE A GUARANTEE THAT WILL MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR COMPANIES TO BORROW AT THE PRIME RATE TO BUY ELECTRIC BUSES FOR FIVE YEARS THE GOVERNMENT WOULD COVER ALL INTEREST ASSOCIATED WITH THOSE PURCHASES. THE FEDERAL GUARANTEES WOULD MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR THE CARRIERS TO TURN OVER THEIR FLEETS MORE QUICKLY AND REPLACE THEM WITH ELECTRIC VEHICLES WITHOUT RAISING THE DEBT OF BUSINESSES. THIS WOULD BE IN THE — THIS WAS ALREADY ANNOUNCED IN THE 2018 BUDGET.>>>REASONABLE GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT WE CAN SUPPORT AN ESSENTIAL INDUSTRY. WE KNOW THAT QUEBEC’S EXPERT KNOWLEDGE IS IN ELECTRIFYING TRANSPORTATION WHEREAS IN ONTARIO THEY ARE RUNNING GASOLINE VEHICLES OR DIESEL VEHICLES THAT CAN BE FUELED USING WESTERN OIL. I THINK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS A DUTY TO ACCEPT THIS PLAN WHICH ALIGNS VERY WELL WITH INITIATIVE TAKEN BY QUEBEC. THANK YOU.>>Question: [ INAUDIBLE ]>>Answer: THAT IS CORRECT. THE GOVERNMENT IS GIVING LOAN GUARANTEES AND THAT DOES REQUIRE SOME COLLATERAL SO IT COSTS NOTHING EXCEPT THE INTEREST FOR THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF REPAYMENT OF THE VEHICLES.>>>THIS IS COMPLIMENTARY TO THE QUEBEC GOVERNMENT’S OFFER OF FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF 125,000. SO THE COST OF A BUS WILL BE SIMILAR REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT’S DIESEL OR ELECTRIC, BUT IF IT’S ASSOCIATED WITH INTEREST PAYMENTS TAKEN ON BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IT WOULD ACTUALLY BE CHEAPER FOR A PROVIDER TO USE ELECTRIC BUSES FOR THE QUEBEC SCHOOL BUS FLEET.>>Question: [ INAUDIBLE ]>>Answer: 1.6 SOMETHING PERCENT. THAT 1.61%. THERE WE GO. >>>>>Question: [ INAUDIBLE ]>>>I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I GIVE YOU THE RIGHT ANSWER BECAUSE I HAVE LOTS OF NOTES. >>>14 MILLION OVER FIVE YEARS, 50% A THOUSAND BUSES NOW THOSE FIGURES OFFER QUEBEC A THOUSAND BUSES THAT WOULD BE FOR QUEBEC. >>>>>Question: (Inaudible) .>>Answer: LET’S WAYS A COUPLE OF DAYS. THERE WILL BE VERY BROAD RANGE OF STATEMENTS ON SECULARISM BY Mr. SINGH AND OTHER PARTY LEADER. WHAT THEY SAY VARIOUS WITH WHERE THEY ARE IN THE COUNTRY, WHAT LANGUAGE THEY ARE SPEAKING IN AND WHETHER IT’S COLD OR WARM THAT DAY. WE ARE ABSOLUTELY CONSISTENT IN OUR MESSAGE, IT WAS THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY’S RIGHT TO PASS BILL 21 SO IN ENGLISH, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN Mr. TRUDEAU SPEAKS IT’S LESS CLEAR WHETHER HE’S GOING TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO. [ UNCLEAR ] ALL WE’RE SAYING IS JUST MAKE UP YOUR MINDS AND VOTE, ALL THE PARTIES ARE COMPLETELY INCONSISTENT ON THE SUBJECT AND DEPENDING ON WHO IS SPEAKING THEN THE MESSAGE IS DIFFERENT. >>Question: (Inaudible)>>Answer: THE ANSWER IS RIGHT THERE IN THE QUESTION, THE ANNOUNCEMENT WE’RE MAKING ARE EVIDENCE THAT THE BLOC QUEBECOIS’S ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM IS BETTER THAN THAT OF OTHER PARTIES. WE WILL DO MORE THAN JUST MAKING EMPTY PROMISES. WE ARE PUTTING FORWARD CLEAR DOCUMENTS. THEY DON’T NEED IT. BE IT THE ANNOUNCEMENT WE’RE MAKE BEING TODAY WHICH A CLEAR TANGIBLE MEASURES TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN QUEBEC AND CANADA AND WHICH WILL PUT QUEBEC ON THE ROAD TO A SIGNIFICANT ENERGY TRANSITION. WE WILL CONTINUE PUTTING FORWARD CLEAR PROPOSALS. YOU KNOW, EVER SINCE I WAS ENVIRONMENT MINISTER I REALLY WANTED TO PROVE TO QUEBECERS THAT WE CAN RECONCILE THE NOTION OF A GREEN ECONOMY WITH WEALTH CREATION, THAT THE ENVIRONMENT ISN’T SOMETHING PUNITIVE, YOU KNOW, THIS ISN’T DO THIS OR DON’T DO THAT. TAKING CARE OF THE — WE INVEST SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE IN TOMORROW’S ENERGY RATHER THAN JUST PAYING FOR YESTERDAY. >>>THE PROBLEM WITH THE GREEN PARTY IS THAT THERE ARE MANY INCONSISTENCIES, THE TRANSITION FROM TARSANDS IN THEIR PROPOSALS IS GOING TO INCREASE ALBERTA’S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND THE ALBERTAN EMISSIONS ARE ALREADY HIGHER THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY. CANADA IN THEIR VIEW SHOULD BE USING OIL THAT COMES SOLELY FROM CANADA’S WEST WHICH IS THE DIRTIEST OIL IN THE WORLD AND BUT IT SHOULD BE TRANSPORTED TO QUEBEC AS IF PEOPLE HADN’T UNDERSTOOD THAT QUEBECERS DO NOT WANT MORE OIL GOING THROUGH THEIR PROVINCE TO THE EAST COAST FOR EXPORT. >>>YOU KNOW, THE PRICE OF DEMOCRACY SEEMS TO BE, YOU KNOW, LET’S SPLIT EVERYTHING SIX WAYS INSTEAD OF FIVE.>>>A PARTY THAT HAS NEVER HAD A SINGLE ELECTED CANDIDATE GETS AS MUCH AIR TIME AS THE CURRENT PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA. LOBBYIST PRESSURE WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL. I’M READY TO ACCEPT WOULD GOOD GRACE BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT THE QUALITY OF INFORMATION THAT NEED TO BE PRESENTED TO QUEBEC AND CANADA’S VOTERS ISN’T REALLY GOING TO GAIN ANYTHING FROM HIS PRESENCE. I THINK IT MAY SERVE THE PRINCIPLE OF DEMOCRACY BUT IT DOESN’T THE PRINCIPLE OF LEGITIMATE, RELEVANT INFORMATION. MAYBE IF IT WASN’T MAXIME BERNIER IT MIGHT BE A DIFFERENT STORY. A PLEASURE AS

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