Quebec government tries to go green in new budget, pushing public transit and electric cars

By Benjamin Shingler, CBC News, March 10, 2020

Flush with cash, the Quebec government will pour more money into health care and education this year, while trying to convince Quebecers it is serious about reducing greenhouse gases.

In the annual spending plan, tabled Tuesday in the National Assembly, Finance Minister Eric Girard reported a $1.9 billion surplus last year, thanks in part to a booming economy.

The Coalition Avenir Quebec government, often criticized for its lack of concern for environmental issues, also said it would devote $6.7 billion over six years to deal with climate change.

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