The PQ's Minister for Montreal Jean-Francois Lisée presented his party's platform for the metropolis and the candidates it is fielding this election.
The PQ is promising better infrastrucutre, more homes, better jobs and more greenspace.
He said the party is also open to a law granting Montreal a special status, a request made repeatedly by Mayor Denis Coderre.
"Considering Montreal as a distinct needs that needs special powers makes good sense," he said. "But it's not for Quebec to tell Montreal what kind of status it should ask for. It's for Montreal to tell Quebec, 'This is how we conceive a special status for the metropolis.'"
Lisée also fielded questions about the province's crushing debt load, estimated at around $175.5 billion.
A report by the conservative Fraser Institute pointed out that Quebec's debt to GDP ratio, at around 49 percent, was the highest in Canada.
Those numbers didn't seem to faze Lisée.
"We're concerned about this issue," he said. "It is not critical, but it is manageable, but we have to manage it with care."
He addressed the sovereignty issue as well, saying the PQ would hold a referendum if the party felt there was enough popular support to win one.
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