We must say NO the the 3rd Link!
An unnecessary highway project that would have a devastating environmental impact.
The 3rd Link will not be built! By massively opposing the project, you have pushed the government to back down. Thank you for taking action and signing the petition so that the 3rd link project between Lévis and Quebec City doesn't see the day.
Along with the No to the Third Link coalition, Équiterre welcomed Quebec's decision to cancel the highway project between Quebec City and Lévis and supported its willingness to offer a sustainable mobility alternative.
Science is pushing us to reduce our impact on the environment and the climate: it is inconceivable to continue to invest billions in public funds in highway development.
Don't forget why we had to say no to the 3rd link: the list of reasons to stand in solidarity against this project was long.
The Legault government did not expect the environmental assessment process and the project's business case to be completed before 2025. Furthermore, the Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement (BAPE) will not be called upon until 2023. In the absence of an environmental impact analysis or simple environmental study, Équiterre, in collaboration with the Pôle intégré de recherche - Environnement, Santé et Société (PIRESS), developed the first climate test in August 2022 to assess the environmental compatibility of the 3rd Link project with the imperatives of ecological transition. The 3rd Link failed this climate test, which is intended as a decision-making tool in the context of the environmental and climate crisis.
(available in french)
pdf - 5.85 mb Test climat sur le troisième lien - RapportSee document
"The analysis is clear: the 3rd Link does not pass the test as a driving element of the ecological transition. It should not go ahead if we wish to act as good managers and with coherence in the fight against the climate crisis".
What is the 3rd Link project?The 3rd Link is a highway tunnel project that would link Lévis and Québec City via a tunnel under the St. Lawrence River, east of two existing bridges.
Why oppose the 3rd Link project?Équiterre is against the construction of the 3rd Link project for many reasons. It is a waste of public funds, an unjustified infrastructure project and a threat to the environment and land use planning. For more details on these arguments, visit the Coalition Non au 3e lien website.
Can we really block the 3rd Link project?Yes! The project is far from being built and the government has not yet taken all the steps to make it a reality.