Quebec environment minister Thomas Mulcair raised eyebrows if not wages this week when he blamed the provinces public transit woes on bus drivers, who, he claimed, earn $100,000 per year.
To Claude Benot002c its proof that the minister missed the briefing on public transit.
The president of CUPE 1983, which represents Montreal bus drivers, pointed out that the average salary for his members is $47,000.
The minister is misleading the public and trying to make us take the blame for government inaction on public transit, he said.
Benot0020said provincial government funding for municipal transit more or less ceased to exist in 1992. Since then, transit authorities have had to make do with much less.