Pauline Marois says she did nothing wrong when she was shuttled in a helicopter from Montreal to her party's caucus meeting in Shawinigan.
"If I had to go back and re-do it, I would," the premier said, adding that she had been very busy with meetings in Montreal, and had no choice but to fly.
Both the CAQ and the Liberals have severely criticized the trip for the expense, especially since Marois had been making funding announcements, which some believe are meant to boost her election chances.
Jean-François Lisée says the opposition is desperate.
"For the first time since Jean Lesage, the prime minister of Quebec does not have a plane at his or her disposal to go from Quebec to Montreal and elsewhere." Lisée says Marois drives most of the time and that her travel costs are cheaper overall as a result.