Legislation to prevent patronage appointments
A CAQ government will adopt legislation regulating the appointment of high-ranking civil servants to prevent them being named because of their political affiliation.
Independence of the chief of UPAC
UPAC’s chief will be appointed after approval by two thirds of the National Assembly. This key position must be completely independent from political powers. The same is also true for the Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales and for the general manager of the Sûreté du Québec. Only then will their impartiality be guaranteed.
Fight Against Corruption
Controls will be tightened to eliminate “extras” in public works contracts. Protection of whistle-blowers will also be enhanced.
Guidelines for Legalization of Marijuana
Consumption of marijuana in all public spaces will be prohibited, and the legal consumption age will be raised to 21 years old. This is an essential measure to ensure the well-being of our young people and peace of mind for our families.
Access to the Judiciary System
Justice must be more accessible for all citizens within reasonable delays. In fact, the CAQ intends to put our complete justice system back on track.
The compensation regime for victims of criminal acts (IVAC) needs to be revised to correct its numerous deficiencies and accelerate processing of compensation requests.
Abolition of the prescription period for sexual assaults
Victims of sexual assaults must not see their efforts to obtain justice impeded by a prescription period that has no reason to be. A CAQ government will abolish prescription for civil cases.
Administrative Judge Appointments
A transparent selection and appointment process will be established for administrative judges. Independence and competence must take precedence over political allegiance.
The CAQ makes a clear engagement to demand mandatory bilingualism in the country’s higher court. We also want to ensure that Québec judges are nominated for the Supreme Court by National Assembly resolutions.