The CAQ: Survey Reveals Quebecers’ Frustration Towards the PLQ

 

 3 April 2016

Quebecers feel that the last decade has been a real mess on all political fronts. It is plainly shown, in a survey conducted by the firm Léger, at the dawn of a week marking the middle of term for the Liberal government; only days away from the PLQ’s election anniversary. This was revealed by the CAQ Leader, François Legault, in a press conference in Montreal south shore, on Sunday.

The firm has asked Quebecers to assess the track record of the Liberal regime starting at 2003, and up through Philippe Couillard’s government today. The observations withdrawn are clear-cut. Between 51 to 68 percent of Quebecers believe that there is a decline from the Jean Charest government, to Philippe Couillard’s, in matters of economy, finance, language, and education. Between 74 to 91 percent of Quebecers, feel that the improvement promised by the Liberals never happened.

“The summary of the twelve year reign by the Liberal party shows failure on all levels; in economy, in taxation levels, in education, in health and in the preservation of the French language! The last decade was lost in vain. The Liberal party is worn out”, stated François Legault, surrounded by MNAs Jean-François Roberge, Simon Jolin-Barrette, Claire Samson, and Chantal Soucy.

Mr. Legault stressed that Philippe Couillard may not wash his hands of the fallouts of his predecessor. He is the leader of the same party, with the same name, with the same MNAs. They still have the same old tendencies, and the same dirty money laying in the coffers.

“Philippe Couillard is the leader of the Liberal party. He may try to dissociate from Jean Charest, but the daunting legacy of the party culminates into the accelerated aging of the government. Mr. Couillard believes that it is normal for Quebecers to be amongst the most taxed persons in North America. After all, his government alone has increased taxes and fees by $1,300 per-capita. People are suffocating; they feel that the cost of living is at a rise, while their disposable income constantly diminishes”, added François Legault.

The CAQ Leader concluded by saying that Quebec is not forced to remain subjected to these bad decisions of the Liberal monopoly. The CAQ is the only vital option, to shatter this monopoly and to invigorate Quebec, in 2018.

Facts Highlighted in the Léger Survey Ordered by the CAQ

Methodology:

Online survey conducted on 1,003 respondents, between the 21st and 23rd of March, 2016.

From 10 Years Ago:

– 85 % of Quebecers feel that the waiting time in emergency rooms has not decreased. 54 % feel that it has increased.

– 85 % of Quebecers feel that their financial burden has not decreased. 69 % feel that it has increased.

– 88 % of Quebecers feel that the economic situation has not improved. 68 % feel that it has worsened.

– 74 % of Quebecers feel that the quality of student services has not improved. 61 % feel that it has worsened.

– 86 % of Quebecers feel that the conditions of the French language have not improved. 51 %, out of which 60 % are Francophones, feel that they have worsened.

From 2 Years Ago:

– 84 % of Quebecers feel that the waiting time in emergency rooms has not decreased. 40 % feel that it has increased.

– 85 % of Quebecers feel that their financial burden has not decreased. 69 % feel that it has increased.

– 91 % of Quebecers feel that the economic situation has not improved in the last two years. 71 % feel that it has worsened.

– 79 % of Quebecers feel that the quality of student services has not improved. 57 % feel that it has worsened.

– 89 % of Quebecers feel that the conditions of the French language have not improved. 45 %, out of which 53 % are Francophones, feel that they have worsened.

Click to view the Léger survey on Liberal track record