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Trudeau to make economic announcement in Quebec’s Gaspe region

Trudeau will make an announcement at a wind power plant in Gaspe along with Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, Lebouthillier and Quebec's energy minister.

July 14, 2021  The Canadian Press

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Quebec’s Gaspe region on Jul. 14 to make an economic announcement in the latest in a series of campaign-style stops.

The prime minister began his day in Perce, where he hosted an economic roundtable discussion and strolled down the town’s picturesque boardwalk for a photo with local MP and federal Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier.

During the opening remarks of the roundtable, Trudeau announced support for upgrades to the wharf at the Port of Cap-aux-Meules in the Iles-de-la-Madeleine and said Ottawa is withdrawing plans to transfer the port to a lower level of government.

Later on Jul. 14, Trudeau will make an announcement at a wind power plant in Gaspe along with Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, Lebouthillier and Quebec’s energy minister.

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Trudeau has refused to confirm whether there will be a fall election, but he has done little to quell the rumours with his recent flurry of travel and spending announcements.

The Gaspesie_Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine riding narrowly remained Liberal in the last election, with Lebouthillier defeating her Bloc Quebecois rival by less than 700 votes.