PRESS RELEASE 

A group of parents and children deliver their message and a piece of art on road safety on the way to and from school at the National Assembly 

Quebec City, April 20, 2023 – Following the demonstrations held on January 24 and March 15 in the schools, a group of parents and children from the Let’s put an end to road insecurity on the school route movement will speak at a non-partisan press briefing initiated by MNA ├ëtienne Grandmont on Friday, April 21 at 9:30 a.m. This will be followed at 10:00 a.m. by an appeal to the Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Genevi├Ęve Guilbault. 

The parents will table at the National Assembly dozens of resolutions signed by municipalities and MRCs from across Quebec calling on the government to increase budgets for safety around schools and to ease development standards to protect the lives of children who choose to use physical means of transportation to get to school. 

Children from ├ëcole des Berges in St. Roch will present Ms. Guilbault with a large piece of original art illustrating their demands for change. They hope that she will be present to welcome them and receive their symbolic work. 

Schedule

  • 9:30 a.m. Press briefing and questions with reporters 
  • 9:50 a.m. Meeting of the children with the Minister Genevi├Ęve Guilbault (to be confirmed)
  • 10:00 a.m. Questioning of the Minister on the subject of road safety on school roads 

The movement is calling for:

  • An increase in the budgets dedicated to road safety; 
  • The implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Mobility Policy in order to adopt a “zero accident vision”. 
  • The modification of road safety standards in order to shift the paradigm from “all cars” to the benefit of the most vulnerable road users, as stipulated in the Highway Safety Code.

For more information on the event, please contact:

Katherine Korakakis (514)-668-8672

Annie Mathieu (418)-255-7374 

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