Incendiary objects at Northvolt: “barbarians”, says Fitzgibbon

Incendiary objects at Northvolt: “barbarians”, says Fitzgibbon
Incendiary objects at Northvolt: “barbarians”, says Fitzgibbon

The incendiary objects placed on the Northvolt site are the work of “barbarians” who must “be driven out”, says Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon.

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“These are acts of barbarity. It was barbarians who did this. This is not acceptable,” commented the Minister of the Economy on Tuesday, emphasizing that it was a question of employee safety. (See the exchange in the video above)

The day before, two containers filled with flammable liquid were discovered under machinery. Fortunately, the trigger device did not work.

The offices of the Urban Wood Valorization Center, which has a contract with Northvolt, were sprayed with paint.

“When we play with people’s security, they are barbarians. We have to chase them away,” added Pierre Fitzgibbon.

However, the minister is not worried about seeing the Swedish company abandon the project. “The people at Northvolt know that Quebecers want this project,” he said.

Such gestures will not harm efforts to attract new investors either, believes Mr. Fitzgibbon.

“I wouldn’t think so because barbarism is not widespread. Several countries have barbarians, we have a few, we will hope to drive them out. I think that Quebec still offers a lot of attractions. I am very comfortable selling Quebec internationally,” he assures.

–With the collaboration of Clara Loiseau

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