Four years of power: the promises of the CAQ under the magnifying glass

Four years in power: CAQ promises under scrutiny

UPGRADE DAY

After four years in power, the government led by François Legault of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) has achieved, in whole or in part, nearly 80% of its 251 promises made in 2018, during the last election, according to the Laval University Polimeter. Among them, we find in particular the investment in home care or in meals in CHSLDs. However, several other key commitments have not been kept, such as access to a family doctor, the reduction of waiting lists for a place in CPE or the reform of the voting method.

MEAL IN CHSLD ✓ COMPLETED

Promise

“[The CAQ promises] more budget to provide quality meals [in CHSLDs]. »

Result

The outgoing government had provided in the 2020-2021 budget, an additional $100 million over five years to improve the quality of food supply in CHSLDs.

HOME CARE ✓ FULFILLED

Promise

“A CAQ government is committed to investing $800 million for home care. »

Result

François Legault's government has practically doubled its commitment by investing nearly $1.5 billion in home care.< /p>

REMOVAL OF RELIGIOUS SIGNS ✓ COMPLETED

Promise

“[The CAQ promises] the prohibition of the wearing of religious symbols to personnel in positions of authority, which includes teachers. After 10 years of debate on religious signs and accommodations, it is high time to act and adopt a real law on the secularism of the State. »

Result

The adoption of Bill 21 allowed François Legault to keep his electoral promise by prohibiting all state employees in positions of authority, such as police or judges, as well as teachers or school principals, to wear religious symbols.

REFORM OF THE ELECTION ✗ BROKEN

Promise

“[The CAQ promises] a new electoral law to switch from the majority voting system to the mixed proportional voting system. »

Result

This promise made by the party of François Legault was completely abandoned in December 2021 even if a bill had been tabled and that an agreement had been reached with several opposition parties.

This reform was intended to better represent voters in the National Assembly of Quebec.

FAMILY PHYSICIAN ✗ BROKEN

Promise

“With a CAQ government, all Quebecers will have a family doctor and will be able to consult him or a specialized nurse practitioner, within a maximum period of 36 hours, within 4 years. »

Result

The number of orphan patients continues to grow under the CAQ government, which had nevertheless promised a doctor for every Quebecer. 

The number of Quebecers on the waiting list for medical services a family doctor increased dramatically during the CAQ's mandate, from 474,000 to 830,000.

DAYCARE PLACES ✗ BROKEN

Promise

“[The CAQ promises] reduced waiting lists [in childcare centres]. »

Result

The CAQ was not able to reduce the waiting list for a daycare place. The list has grown rather longer with nearly 52,000 more names on it.

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