At a National Assembly meeting on Wednesday afternoon, Quebec Solidaire representative Manon Massé asked Premier François Legault if he knows how much the median Montreal rent of an apartment is per month.
The premier thought that "it depends on the size of the accommodation, but I would say it can, maybe, start at $500 or $600 a month and pretty quickly go up to $1000 a month."
Vous savez pourquoi François Legault nie la crise du logement? Parce qu'il pense qu'un logement à Montréal, en 202… https://t.co/cnwekMyQy3— Manon Massé (@Manon Massé) 1619639596.0
The premier said that calling the situation a "housing crisis" is "too strong" of a word when Massé asked him whether or not he thinks there is a housing crisis in the province.
When pressed on the issue, Legault said that "we have the most generous student loan system in North America, but evidently, Quebec Solidaire [...] think that money grows on trees and that we need to increase the number of bursaries in Quebec [...] how will they pay for this? Taxes, taxes, taxes — that's Quebec Solidaire."