(Quebec) While starting Tuesday hearings in scheme development of the Greater Quebec City, a survey revealed that the population is largely against the rezoning of agricultural land as stipulated in Labeaume administration.
A SOM poll conducted on behalf of farmers and organizations in heritage and environment coalition indeed indicates that 74% of 310 adults in the greater Quebec City area surveyed are “very favorable” (39%) or ” rather favorable “to the preservation of agricultural land including the land of the Sisters of Charity where the Dallaire Group has an extensive real estate development project. The maximum margin of error for the survey is 7.3%, 19 times out of 20.
Dissemination of the results of this straw poll conducted on 3 and 4 June when it occurs two weeks ago, the members of this coalition have summoned the Labeaume administration not to rezone agricultural land as it plans to do in its planning and development plan presented on 27 April.
The Quebec City had considered having to build 61,500 additional housing units in 25 years. It will do this by expanding its scope of 660 hectares, mainly on agricultural areas in the Beauport sector and Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures.
The decision was denounced by the grouping composed of the Regional Environmental Council, the David Suzuki Foundation, Vivre en Ville, Equiterre, Nature Quebec, Heritage Action, Craque-Bitumen The urbainculteurs and friends of the earth for Quebec, agricultures Jean-Pierre Amyot, Denis Bedard, Bedard and Blouin of the Farm, and Isabelle Martineau Farm Good times. That same coalition commissioned the survey SOM.
Asked about the exit of the ten organizations, the mayor of Quebec City, Regis Labeaume, had then replied that his administration would not change his mind.
The opinions of hearing sessions are held Tuesdays from 9 am to noon from 13:30 to 16:30 and from 19h to 22h at the Community Centre Monseigneur Marcoux of 1885 Canardière way. It will continue on Thursday at 19 pm and Friday 9 am to noon and from 13h to 16h at the borough office of Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge 1130 Route de Eglise.