Canada PM Trudeau triggers row by calling Quebec by-election three days after announcing new project

Canada PM Trudeau triggers row by calling Quebec by-election three days after announcing new project

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 May 2018

Quebec City, May 14 (IBNS): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has triggered a controversy by calling a by-election in Quebec, three days after announcing a new project in the particular riding, media reports said.

Trudeau on Sunday announced the by-election for the Quebec riding of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, which had fallen vacant after the resignation of Liberal MP Denis Lemieux late last year.

Lemieux had announced his resignation on the family grounds.

The poll is scheduled to be held on Jun 18.

The opposition parties have criticised Trudeau for pledging a $60 million fund for aluminium-smelting project in the riding.

The project is a joint venture between aluminium giants, Alcoa and Rio Tinto.

Conservative MP Gerald Deltell has been quoted by CTV News, "It's not a coincidence that suddenly the prime minister and the Liberal government are paying a lot of attention to this riding when he did absolutely nothing in the last two and a half years."

"People realize that and recognize that, and you just have to speak to people about that. They will not be fooled by the prime minister." he added.



 

Canada PM Trudeau triggers row by calling Quebec by-election three days after announcing new project

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