Montreal, Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - "The visit of the Minister of Transport, Lisa Raitt, has been disappointing. Despite being in office for only two days, it remains that his government took over ten days to act. If listening and accompanying attitude adopted by the Minister is adequate, it may not make faith alone the action of the federal government. Ottawa can not continue to ignore the expectations and demands of the authorities and ignore the questions of the people of Lac-Mégantic. Minister Raitt gave few answers and it has not announced concrete steps that the government must put in rail safety, "said the leader of the Bloc Quebecois, Daniel Paille . Lack of government leadership Federal was more marked than that contrasts sharply with the leadership of the Government of Quebec. The minister was unable to specify a timetable for granting emergency funds and has not announced any specific initiative suggesting that the federal government had realized the importance of needs. "But even if they say the federal will be part of the solution for the reconstruction of Lac-Megantic, ministers Raitt and Paradis showed their helplessness in assisting," noted Daniel Paille .
The leader of the Bloc Québécois therefore urges once again the federal government to act quickly to financially support the community of Lac-Mégantic. He recalled that in special session this week, the City Council adopted resolutions to accelerate and promote the recovery of Lac-Mégantic. "After the visit of Prime Minister Harper, ministers Paradis and Lebel Raitt, it is high time that the government moves concrete way," said Daniel Paille .