Marois wants federal government to pay for relocating Lac-Megantic rail line

Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois is insisting the federal government pick up the complete tab for moving a rail line that cuts through Lac-Megantic.

Forty-seven people were killed and most of the community's downtown was destroyed last July after a fuel-laden train derailed and exploded.

Marois says moving the rail line falls under federal jurisdiction.
She is estimating the cost of relocating the train tracks at as much as $175 million.

The PQ leader made the comments as she announced her party's candidate for the local riding in the April 7 election.

The federal government has agreed to a 50-50 split with Quebec on the cleanup costs.

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  1. corey posted on 03/11/2014 04:11 PM
    ARE you kidding me? this woman wants to leave canada yet she wants canada to pay for the train relocation.... this province is going crazy....
  2. Ke posted on 03/11/2014 04:23 PM
    I'm confused. She wants Quebec to be it's own country. So wouldn't she end up being the federal government anyway... (let's hope not, just theoretically)
  3. George73 posted on 03/11/2014 05:10 PM
    She can stamp her feet like a petulant child but hopefully the feds will not budge. The trouble with the PQ is that they want their own country yet cannot even assume responsibility for a province. Its always someone else's fault. Someone else's problem.
  4. Drew posted on 03/11/2014 06:28 PM
    Keep yelling separation and the fed will have nothing to do with this province.
  5. sly posted on 03/11/2014 06:28 PM
    Gotta agree with her !!
    However to keep the cost down how about a 50-50 split. The feds rip it up and Quebec does what they want after that.
    Feel soory for the mill that needs it but there are trucks.
  6. Laurie99 posted on 03/11/2014 07:49 PM
    I wonder who is going to pay for the new Champlain bridge after she become leader of her own little kingdom??
  7. Steve posted on 03/11/2014 09:50 PM
    She's right. The province doesn't have jurisdiction over or responsibility for the railroad so shouldn't have to foot the bill. If Ottawa hadn't been so lax in its regulation, the incident may not have happened either.
  8. Joe posted on 03/11/2014 10:40 PM
    You mean she does not have the money in the budget she has planned????? Maybe Marceau can pull a rabbit oops budget out of his fleur de lys.
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