Election result shows public approval of Quebec-Lévis tunnel, says Legault

Quebec City Mayor Bruno Marchand has repeatedly expressed his concern and opposition to the project.


A controversial multimillion-dollar plan to link Quebec City and Lévis by tunnel took another step toward becoming a reality with the re-election of François Legault, the prime minister-elect said on Tuesday.

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Speaking to reporters, Legault said the support received by his Coalition Avenir Québec party in the boulevards containing both municipalities “indirectly” showed that there is strong public support for the project.


The prime minister said studies of the plan were underway and expected to be made public in early 2023, adding: “I hope he will convince the mayor of Quebec City to support the project,” without specifying whether he meant to the studies or the project. election results.

Quebec City Mayor Bruno Marchand has repeatedly expressed concern and opposition to the project, as studies have not shown its necessity.

Over the course of the election campaign, Legault has repeatedly defended the $6.5 billion project, a key part of the CAQ platform.

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