With Pierre Beaudoin, Chairman of the Board of Bombardier and Director of BRP.
We discussed the Quebec economy and the creation of well-paying jobs. pic.twitter.com/TMDplzHUe7
— François Legault (@francoislegault) February 22, 2023
“Did you also discuss Mexican temporary workers paid below minimum wage at BRP? “replied the elected representative of Quebec solidaire, Andrés Fontecilla, on Twitter at the start of the evening.
Interpellated by Le Devoir, the interim leader of the Liberal Party, Marc Tanguay, also addressed his question directly to the Prime Minister. “Are you talking about high-paying jobs? ! I dare to hope that you took the opportunity to also talk about the outrageous practices at BRP, “he said in a written statement sent by his cabinet.
Tuesday, Radio-Canada reported that the workers Mexican foreigners in the recreational product manufacturing business were paid almost four times less than their Quebec colleagues. The situation is the subject of an investigation by the Commission for Standards, Equity, Health and Safety at Work (CNESST).
In the morning of Wednesday, the Minister of Labour, Jean Boulet, described the situation at the Valcourt plant as “unacceptable”.
Questioned after the tweet was published, Prime Minister Legault's office simply said that “we don't not comment on private encounters.” It is therefore impossible to know whether the specific situation of Mexican employees has been addressed.