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Reporters Monday: Infrastructure Projects and Speaker Tuesday

reporters monday: The legislature will elect a speaker Tuesday, followed Wednesday by Legault's inaugural speech outlining government priorities, according to CTV. Finance Minister Eric Girard will deliver an economic update Dec. 3, in which Quebecers will learn the size of the projected surplus for this fiscal year, which ends March 31. Among Legault's commitments were pledges to cut taxes, launch large-scale infrastructure projects, reduce immigration levels and make kindergarten available to four-year-olds across the province. Liberal finance critic Carlos Leitao told reporters Monday the economic update will be an important test of the new government. Last March, the Liberals said the province would finish the fiscal year roughly 3 billion in surplus, but Girard and Legault have both challenged that number since they took office. Legault and his ministers have tough choices to make, Leitao said, because despite what he called a considerable surplus left over by the Liberal government, Quebec's finances aren't a bottomless well. ( As reported in the news.