Agricultural investment fund
A CAQ government will establish a 50-million dollar fund to promote and leverage private investment in agriculture.
Investment in innovation, diversification of activities, development of food processing businesses, the CAQ will spare no effort to make the agri-food sector one of the major driving forces of our economy.
Local products will be featured in supermarkets and institutions. Schools, hospitals, residential centres and other government organizations must first and foremost buy from our producers to ensure the quality and freshness of the meals they serve.
We will support our farmers and restaurant operators to strengthen Québec’s position as a great North American gastronomical destination. Local products will be featured, as well as our public markets and agricultural fairs.
Land and farm transfers must be facilitated. This is a priority to support the next generation of farmers in this key part of the economy.
Real estate taxes must be set at competitive levels. Our farmers must be able to compete on equal terms with their neighbours.
The CAQ commits itself to defend our supply management system as well as income protection programs.
Simplification of processes
Extra paperwork for farmers and unreasonable delays will be reduced.