Jacques Boissinot The Canadian Press Liberal MP Jennifer Maccarone, spokesperson for issues affecting LGBTQ+ communities, and Interligne CEO Pascal Vaillancourt (left).
The Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) is putting pressure on the Legault government to ensure the survival of the Interligne night listening service — formerly known as Gai Listening.
The MNA liberal Jennifer Maccarone, spokesperson for issues affecting the LGBTQ + communities, indicated that she will table a motion in support of the organization on Wednesday afternoon at the Blue Room.
It aims to ask the CAQ government to grant the necessary funding so that Interligne can continue to take nocturnal distress calls.
For lack of recurring financial assistance, the organization plans to no longer offer its helpline nights starting March 31.
Alongside the Liberal MNA, the general manager of Interligne, Pascal Vaillancourt, recalled that a recurring sum of $300,000 would be necessary to ensure the survival of the service between midnight and 8 a.m.
In a press briefing, he also indicated that this amount would make it possible to offer con decent wage conditions for its night workers.