Sherbrooke ready for electric cars
Thefirst electric car charging stations began operating last Wednesday at several Sherbrooke locations: Marché de la gare, La Grenouillere in the downtown area, Plateau Sylvie-Daigle and at the Rock Forest recreation centre. The cost to recharge a car, regardless of how long it takes, is $2.50. A total of around fifteen charging stations will be installed eventually around the city.
The installation of the stations and the purchase of electric cars, done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, was the project of the following Sherbrooke partners: the City of Sherbrooke; the Université de Sherbrooke; the CEGEP de Sherbrooke; Commission scolaire de la region de Sherbrooke; the CHUS; and Bishop’s University.
Drivers who use the province-wide Circuit electrique can have 24 hour phone assistance, and help to find charging stations, through CAA-Quebec. There is also a website, www.lecircuitelectrique. com, where drivers can learn the locations of charging stations.
Theabortion debate must not be reopened, said New Democrat MP Jean Rousseau (Compton-Stanstead), who reiterated his commitment to protect women’s right to choose, as well as their right to accessible and safe abortion services. That is why he is against the motion tabled by a Conservative MP on this matter.
“This debate is a thing of the past,” says Rousseau. “Women’s right to choose is not negotiable. I will always oppose any attempt to recriminalize abortion.”
“The NDP is the only recognized party that will vote unanimously against the Conservative motion. Canadians fought with determination and courage for the right to abortion and we must respect this important victory,” concluded New Democrat Justice critic Françoise Boivin (Gatineau).