PQ’s hunt for fossil fuels putting taxpayers at risk, critics say, as Marois strikes $115M deal with oil companies | National Post

Durand urged the PQ to exercise more caution when it comes to the taxpayer’s dime.

“We are so far from any possible profitability in Anticosti that investing public money is like saying, ’I will fix my budgetary problems by buying a lottery ticket,’ ” Durand, a former professor at Universite du Quebec in Montreal, said Friday.

“There’s much less than a one-in-1,000 chance of recouping this investment and these are public funds.”

Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard said Friday his party supports exploiting fossil fuels in a responsible manner, but he criticized the PQ plan for putting most of the risk on the public’s back, rather than on the private sector.

via PQ’s hunt for fossil fuels putting taxpayers at risk, critics say, as Marois strikes $115M deal with oil companies | National Post.

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