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François Legault says Liberals, PQ can't afford their promises

03/12/2014 10:14 EDT | Updated 05/12/2014 05:59 EDT
François Legault says the PQ and Liberal parties are making campaign promises they can't keep, and his government would have the courage to say "no" to initiatives it can't afford.​

“We cannot, like the Parti Québécois and the Liberal Party, continually announce millions and billions of dollars that we don’t have,” Legault said at a campaign stop in the Quebec City region.

“People here, in Quebec, are, like me, allergic to waste." 

The Coalition Avenir Québec leader said his government would focus on several key projects in the Quebec City area:

- Bridge renovations

- Expansion of Henri-IV Highway

- Invest in the new Beauport soccer stadium

- Invest in new aquatic complex in Lévis

- Invest in Phase 3 of the Promenade  Samuel-de-Champlain 

Legault said the projects would depend on the availability of government funding.

He said a Coalition AvenirQuébec government wouldn’t shy away from making tough choices. 

Philippe Couillard unveils anti-bullying policy

On Wednesday, Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard focused on his party's plan to fight bullying. 

Couillard said he would personally oversee the implementation of an intervention plan that would unite stakeholders in all levels of the education system.

He said a Liberal government would create a forum for people working to reduce violence and bullying within the first 100 days of its mandate. 

“If a youth is a victim of bullying at school, or if they are themselves a bully, it’s not just the person who is touched. It’s the entire family, and all those around that person. We all know people touched by this,” Couillard said.

The Liberal leader made the announcement inside a Montreal martial arts gym, run by Ali etles Princes de la Rue.

The association, which was founded by former gang member Charles Ali Nestor, works with young dropouts.

Couillard said it's through initiatives like Ali et les Princes de la Rue that Quebecers can eradicate bullying.

“Bullying comes to an end where compassion begins,” he said.

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