That's because even in Quebec City CAQ gets its votes from the suburbs. the urban neighbourhoods of QC are Québec Solidaire.This is bold even for the CAQ, and I'm surprised they'd stomp on a transit project in Québec City so close to an election.
Of course the nationalists are scrambling to defend the CAQ now. I really thought the tram was politically safe.
No one is defending CAQ on this one though