Quebec City postpone public meetings on the streetcar

The City of Quebec will postpone to April the four meetings of the committees of good neighbourly relations which were to be held in February on the tramway project.

The meetings to explain to the population the project network structure of transportation were planned next week and the next. They were scheduled to take place in four areas of the city, is Sainte-Foy West, Laurier, René-Lévesque West, parliament Hill–centre-ville and Limoilou–Charlesbourg.

Thursday, by press release, the City announced that they would be displaced. They will be held later in the spring, between 16 April and 29 April. This comes in response to concerns raised by the people regarding the difficulty of dealing with very specific issues in a proceeding covering a territory wider, one write.

“We realized along the way that we preferred to go to meet with citizens in the vicinity”, submitted to the director of communications of the City, Marie-Christine Magnan, who has indicated that the concerns and questions of many citizens are “normal”. The citizens will therefore be encountered in small groups in “community relations activities in very close proximity,” which will not be made public before the launch of the meetings of the committees of good neighbourliness.

“We want to do things in the right order. We have received requests for meetings on the ground and we want to give as a result a number of them, said Rémy Normand, vice-president of the executive committee and chairman of the public transport Network of the capital.”

Critics have cast these last few weeks about the methods of communication employed by the City. Traders had indicated that he had not been warned in time for various meetings, particularly on 1st Avenue. The City has not responded “because of that”, but rather because of the “flow impressive to requests for information and requests for meetings,” citizens, ” said Ms. Magnan.

– With the collaboration of dr. Taïeb Moalla

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