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MNA André Fortin looks back at 2017

Chris Lowrey
PONTIAC Dec. 22, 2017
It was a big year for Pontiac MNA André Fortin, who took on one of the province’s biggest ministerial portfolios when he was appointed Quebec’s minister of transport in October.
“You have a chance, in transport, to have a real impact on people’s lives, on their daily lives,” Fortin said after his appointment.
Fortin said his main goal at the helm of his new ministry is to reduce traffic through improved public transit.
He said that while public transit is usually seen through the lens of urban residents, it has an impact on rural commuters as well. He pointed to the high number of people who commute in the Pontiac and said that the less cars there are on the road, the less time rural residents will have to spend commuting to their jobs in the city.
“My sole objective is [for people to spend] less time in their cars so they can spend more time with their families,” he said.

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