(Quebec) Anger and disappointment: Caquiste deputies from the Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches regions empty their hearts in a special caucus with Premier François Legault, while Minister Martine Biron asks for compensation for her region.

“I also want to show him, in a way, this anger that has been rumbling in me for almost a week,” dropped Montmorency MP Jean-François Simard.

The president of the Committee on Public Finance also wants to report to François Legault “the many discussions, the many emails that I received”. “There’s a mix of emotion, you know, disbelief, misunderstanding, disappointment, sometimes even anger,” he said.

He expects to be explained to him how the integration between the populations of the North Shore and the South Shore of the St. Lawrence will continue.

Minister Martine Biron, who represents the riding of Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, reiterated what she had told La Presse the day before: her region must be compensated for this broken promise. “I think that’s what we usually do when we don’t keep our promises. I’ll give it to you, I owe you one. The elevator has to come back up,” she blurted out.

The member for Bellechasse, Stéphanie Lachance, has already openly criticized the alternative to the highway tunnel abandoned by the CAQ. The transit tunnel proposed by Transport Minister Geneviève Guilbault is not “a winning formula” for her riding, she said last week.

“For the past week, we have been hearing what our citizens are telling us. I come to carry the voice of the citizens of Bellechasse. They are sometimes angry, sometimes disappointed, some are downright angry. We have to work together to find solutions to bring it all together,” she said. She would have liked to have learned of the Prime Minister’s decision sooner. She was made aware last Tuesday.

Arriving at the meeting, Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré MLA Kariane Bourassa acknowledged that there is “clearly” dissatisfaction in her riding about her party’s backsliding. “I am disappointed, my citizens are disappointed. I did not hide this weekend, I went to the constituency, I spoke to my citizens, my mayors, my prefects. And there, I expect to have several answers to my questions. These questions to the Prime Minister relate to “the basis” of the decision and the “sequence” of the decision-making and its announcement.

“In Portneuf, we also feel the blow. We are disappointed to see the results, ”commented Vincent Caron, MP for this riding.

He stands behind the decision in front of “figures which show that, for the moment, the project must be completely reviewed”. “You know, a billion is 1000 million. It’s worth thinking about all that […] and questioning yourself. »

Chauveau MNA Sylvain Lévesque, who faced Conservative leader Éric Duhaime in the election, used an excuse not to answer questions from the media. “As vice-president of the National Assembly, I cannot compel myself to make comments,” he said while going to the meeting convened by the Prime Minister on the fate of a CAQ promise.

As La Presse reported on Tuesday, Beauce-Nord MP Luc Provençal let the party know that he has COVID-19.

Cybersecurity Minister Éric Caire, who had promised to resign if the project was abandoned, declined to comment upon his arrival at caucus, as did Education Minister Bernard Drainville and Transport Minister Geneviève Guilbault. who showed up more than 20 minutes after the others elected to this caucus.