Quebec 2022: escalation of promises from the five major parties

Quebec 2022: higher promises from the five major parties

, Nicolas Lachance , Patrick Bellerose , Annabelle Blais and Gabriel Côté MISE À DAY

The parties have proposed a multitude of commitments to seduce Quebecers. Here are the most important promises of each formation, on five key issues, to help you see more clearly.

Conservative Party of Quebec

Wallet

  • Cut taxes by 2% for people earning up to $92,580 a year and increase the basic personal exemption to $20,000.  
  • Stop taxing the resale of all used goods, including automobiles.  

Health

    < li dir="auto">Launch pilot projects to entrust the management of certain hospitals to private institutions. 
  • Allow the health insurance (RAMQ) to reimburse medical care provided in the private sector, under certain conditions.  

Education

  • Minimum of 30 minutes of physical education per day for all school-aged children. 
  • Implementation of a secondary 3 diploma for faster access to professional studies. 

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  • Repeal Bill 96 on the protection of the French language and table a new piece of legislation inspired by the recommendations of the Samson report on the francization of newcomers.
  • Repatriate the full powers of the federal government in immigration.

Environment

  • Enable the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons on Quebec territory .  
  • Demand the abolition of the federal carbon tax.

Transportation

  • Put an end to the Quebec tramway project and make public transit free in the Capitale-Nationale while evaluating the interest of users 
  • Build a bridge connecting the South Shore and the east of Île d'Orléans in a straight line with the bridge that already connects the other side to the North Shore.  

Québec Solidaire

Wallet

  • Temporarily suspend the QST on food at the grocery store, restaurant meals, clothing and other goods deemed essential. 
  • Add a tax on net assets of more than 1 M$, as well as on estates that exceed this amount. 

Health

  • Create an allowance for caregivers of up to $15,000 per year.  
  • Reduce costs at the dentist by 80% for cleaning and 60% for curative care, such as fillings or root canals. This care would be free for those under 18. 

Education

  • Complete the network CPEs, in particular with the establishment of micro-establishments that can accommodate from 8 to 20 children.  
  • Eliminate all school fees charged in public schools, from preschool to secondary school . Reduce university tuition fees by 25%.  

Language/Culture/Identity

  • Welcoming between 60,000 and 80,000 newcomers annually. The exact number will be determined by a committee of experts bringing together demographers and economists.  
  • Grant “priority” permanent status to temporary immigrants already settled outside major urban centers to help them integrate. Immigration welcome hubs would also be created in each region of Quebec.

Environment

  • Add a 15% surcharge for polluting vehicles, except for exempt owners. For example, a Chrysler Grand Caravan would cost $7,500 more next year.  
  • Reduce GHGs by 55% below 1990 levels by 2030, in particular by forcing large companies to reduce their emissions.  

Transportation

  • Create a rapid bus service as an alternative to the 3rd link, in addition to significantly improving public transit in Quebec City.  
  • Create a purple line in the metro to connect eastern Laval and downtown Montreal. QS is also promising a host of other public transit projects in the city for a total of $47 billion by 2030.   

Parti Québécois

Wallet

  • “Purchasing Power Allowance”, a check this year for $1,200 for people earning less than $50,000 and $750 for those earning between $50,0000 and $80,000.
  • < li dir="auto">Double the solidarity tax credit.

Health

  • Restore CLSCs as gateways to the health care system. Their budgets would be increased by $500 million.
  • Triple the supply of home care for seniors by investing $3 billion more per year.

Education

  • Reduce the illiteracy rate from 19% to 10%.
  • A network of 100% CPE daycare centres: the 119,000 or so private places would be integrated into the network early childhood centers (CPE).

Language/culture/identity

  • A new Bill 101, which would also apply to CEGEPs (only Anglophones would have access to Anglo CEGEPs).
  • Limit immigration thresholds (economic and refugee) to 35,000 people. 100% Francophone immigration

Environment

  • Reduce greenhouse gases greenhouse by 45% by 2030 compared to the 2010 threshold. Investment of 3 billion per year over 7 years.
  • Force car manufacturers and dealers to sell more electric cars. Thus by 2025, 50% of cars sold will be electric and this ratio will increase to 75% in 2027.

Transport

    < li dir="auto">Invest $30 billion over 10 years for public transit in cities of 40,000 or more inhabitants (including a light rail in a tunnel linking Quebec City and Lévis).
  • Create a climate pass that would give unlimited access to all intercity public transit networks in Quebec for $365. 

Liberal Party of Quebec

Portfolio

  • Offer a seniors allowance of $2,000 for those aged 70 and over
  • Lower taxes by $1,125 for the middle class, i.e. a reduction of 1.5% for the first two tax brackets

Health

  • Open 4,000 additional hospital beds
  • Have a family doctor for all Quebecers
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    Education

    • Make special educational projects free and abolish lunchtime supervision fees in elementary schools
    • $4 billion for school infrastructure to restore them upgrade

    Language/culture/identity

    • Raise the immigration threshold to 70,000 per year
    • Reopen Law 96 on the protection of the French language and drop the derogatory provision

    Environment

    • Create a government corporation for green hydrogen
    • Investment of $85 billion from Québec and the private sector to develop wind and solar energy

    Transportation

    • Integrate a tramway Québec/Lévis (without timetable or costs)
    • Make public transit free for seniors and students

    Coalition Avenir Quebec

    Wallet

    • Offer an amount of $400 to $600 in December to those who earn less than $100,000 per year
    • Promise a 1% tax cut, up to $810, in 2023.
    • Offer a tax credit for 70 years and over up to $2,000 per year. 

    Health

    • Give every Quebecer access to a doctor or nurse within 36 hours maximum, according to their needs.
    • Add $400 million to recruit 660 additional doctors over the next four years, in over 5,000 professionals.

    Education

    • An additional $2 billion over four years, or 9 billion $ in total, to renovate dilapidated schools.
    • $1.5 billion to renovate and build sports facilities over 10 years.  

    Language/culture/identity

    • Maintain immigration thresholds at 50,000 per year until the decline of French ceases and aim for 80% immigration.
    • Add $65 million over four years to the production of 100 hours of Quebec content per year, intended for children aged 3 to 12, which would be broadcast on the platform digital from Télé-Québec.

    Environment

    • Ask Hydro-Québec to propose new dam projects, in addition to building wind farms with a total capacity of 3,000 megawatts.
    • Promise $650 million over four years in the creation of a “Blue Fund”, intended for the protection of our waterways in “lack of love”, which would be financed in part by the increase in water royalties.

    Transport

    • Four-lane tunnel to connect downtown Quebec and Lévis.
    • Transform the area around the future metro station in Anjou, which will also be the terminus of the blue line with the project called “La Porte de l'Est”, which provides for a major redevelopment on Highway 25.< /li>

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