Legault says he's ready to get serious about the environment, but critics doubt his 'courage'

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By Jonathan Montpetit, CBC News, February 4, 2020

After having shrugged off environmental concerns in its first 18 months in office, the Coalition Avenir Québec government is promising that will all change when the National Assembly resumes today.

Premier François Legault emerged from a caucus retreat last week in Saint-Sauveur declaring that "the year 2020 will be the year of the environment."

One day earlier, Legault's government announced it will gradually expand the province's bottle-recycling system — a move cheered by environmental groups.

"It's a strong start," Environment Minister Benoit Charette said.

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