Not a Charter Day for Jean-François Lisée
The provincial minister responsible for Montreal refused to talk about the proposed Charter of Quebec Values at a press conference this afternoon.
Jean-François Lisée was speaking to media about a new report on young Montreal families moving off of the island into suburbs and exburbs—new suburbs popping up on what was once rural farmland.
Lisée says he doesn’t want to stop families leaving the city—if they want to.
“More than half of young families, when faced the decision to buy a house or apartment their first choice is to stay in Montreal and they cannot afford it,” explained the Minister of International Affairs.
“People who [want] to stay in Montreal cannot and this is [what the committee is focusing on]. Clearly a number of measures have been taken, and it’s not enough.”
Lisée and the “Montreal = Families” committee, which was spearheaded by Lisée to address the loss of city residents, presented ideas on retaining residents in the city, but did not provide a concrete plan on implementing them.