Premiers’ Performance: A Holly Jolly Christmas for the Premier

 

 20 December 2018

Quebec and Saskatchewan Premiers Francois Legault and Scott Moe have each received an early Christmas present in the form of majority job approval ratings from their respective electorates.

Legault, whose Coalition Avenir Quebec formed a majority government this past October, ends 2018 with the not-uncommon bump afforded provincial leaders early in their mandates. Six-in-ten (59%) Quebecers approve of his efforts as premier. Statistically, the same number (57%) feel the same way in Saskatchewan about their premier Scott Moe, on the job for almost a year.

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François Legault voted newsmaker of the year by francophone newsrooms

 

 19 December 2018

François Legault, whose Coalition Avenir Québec won the Oct. 1 provincial election and, in doing so, broke more than 40 years of political domination by either the Liberals or Parti Québécois in Quebec, has been voted newsmaker of the year by francophone newsrooms.

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Big investment for the economic development of Gaspésie

Financial assistance of 21,7 M $ for the cities of Gaspé, Matane et Sainte-Anne-des-Monts

 

 17 December 2018

The Premier, François Legault confirmed the financial assistance of 21,7 M$ for the cities of Gaspé, Matane, Saint-Anne-des-Monts, and also for the work in the Rocher-Percé Regional County Municipality airports.

The Premier made the announcement today in Gaspé with the minister of Transportation et MNA of Granby, François Bonnardel. The financial support will be given by the Programme d’aide québécois pour les infrastructures aéroportuaires régionales.

These investments will permit the four airports in Gaspésie to be refined and embellish and to brought back to the region’s economic vitality.

Quebec Education Minister Jean-François Roberge took to social media Saturday morning to to reiterate the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government’s position when it comes to abolishing school boards.

‘Let’s be clear’: Quebec education minister says school boards will be abolished

 

 17 December 2018

The Facebook post comes one day after Roberge met with representatives of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) and its French counterpart, the Fédération des commissions scolaires du Québec (FCSQ), to discuss school board reforms.

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The Premier talked about his meeting with Doug Ford and the Stanley Cup

Conversation between François Legault and Philip Authier about Canadian hockey teams

 

 14 December 2018

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A strenghten relationship between Québec and Newfoundland and Labrador

 

 12 December 2018

(…) Premier Dwight Ball has been working to change relations with Quebec since he came into power, most recently discussing hydro and economic developments with new Quebec Premier Francois Legault over dinner last week.

Earlier this year, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the provinces about working together to help develop mining on the Labrador Trough and transportation projects in Labrador. Ball says the memorandum is a turning point in relations with Quebec.

“I think with the early conversations that I’ve had with Legault, he wants to see more economic activity and he wants to strengthen the relationship. He really was interested in talking about hydro,” said Ball. (…)

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The Coalition Avenir Québec welcome the 75th member of parliament!

 

 11 December 2018

Nancy Guillemette, the new MNA of Roberval, celebrated her victory surrounded by the Premier, François Legault, the minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Andrée Laforest, the MNA of Lac-St-Jean, Éric Girard, the MNA of Dubuc, François Tremblay, and a lot of supporters.

« I only have one word to say: Thank you! Be certain, citizen of Roberval, that I will fulfill my engagements! », Nancy Guillemette exclaimed joyfully.

She met a lot of people during her campaign and gained their approval, mostly for her knowledge of the riding and also for her qualities as a leader.

« Nancy Guillemette led a great campaign, she went to meet citizens of the riding and won their hearts. With Nancy’s winning, the lake is blue… CAQ blue! We can now count her as the 75th member of the government. It is a test that we have succeed as the new government. We will work hard for the people of Roberval. Nancy, we welcome you to the team of change! », said by François Legault, Premier of Québec.

Mrs Nancy Guillemette will start working as soon as possible and will be joining her new colleagues at the National Assembly.

CAQ government cuts school taxes, putting end to unacceptable situation

 

 10 December 2018

The Coalition Avenir Québec government has moved toward establishing a single rate for school taxes across the province, which will lead to a reduction in the amount most property owners will be required to pay.

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CAQ to make legal age to buy cannabis 21, ban smoking in public

 

 7 December 2018

Under proposed law, Quebec would go from province with lowest legal age to province with highest.

The Coalition Avenir Québec government is making good on its election campaign promise, and will officially raise the legal age to buy cannabis 21.

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Quebec bill to establish single school tax rate could mean $700-million break for homeowners

 

 7 December 2018

The CAQ government has tabled one of its signature pieces of legislation — an act to lower school taxes by about $700 million. If the bill is passed, Quebec property owners would pay the same school tax rate across the province.

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