07/27/2012 08:35 EDT | Updated 09/26/2012 05:12 EDT

Liberal spending spree suggests upcoming election

Quebec Liberal ministers have committed about $2 billion this week to various projects across the province. On Friday alone, the party pledged $60 million.

The money will be spread across several sectors such as agriculture, health care and infrastructure.

Environment Minister Pierre Arcand announced a $1.2 million investment to expand Mont-Saint-Bruno Provincial Parkon the South Shore. But he said it has nothing to do with an election.

Political columnist Martin Patriquin said government generosity, as the province approaches an election, is nothing new.

"When that starts trickling out, those are breadcrumbs to an election," he said.