The CAQ’s Orientations

Natality

A CAQ government will support people who wish to grow their family. Among the solutions considered are: Increase support for the second and third children, reestablish the assisted reproduction program, and provide proper supervision for adoption.

Daycare

Provide more daycare spaces, improved management of waiting lists, and more flexible schedules in childcare centres.

Fight Against Abuse

A CAQ government will better protect children who are victims of physical and psychological violence by giving more authority and resources to the Director of Youth Protection. The DPJ must be more accountable.

Family Law

Society has changed. Family law will be modernized to reflect the new realities faced by parents today and to further protect the interests of the children.

Work-Family Balance

The CAQ government will review the Act Respecting Labour Standards in order to adapt it to the reality of today’s families.

Protection of Taxpayers

Under a CAQ government, no increase of tax or fees for government services will exceed the inflation rate. Québec families will no longer be exposed to price shocks and unpleasant surprises, as was the case in recent years.

Handicapped Children

Parents of children with severe disabilities often feel very lonely. The CAQ government will offer them more support to overcome challenges and problems of daily life.

Child Support

Stop including child support in the calculation of social assistance and educational assistance provided to Québecers Because low-income families must be able to meet the needs of their children.

Caregivers

Thousands of Québecers make the courageous choice to care for a loved one with limited autonomy. A government of the CAQ will amend the Act Respecting Labour Standards to give caregivers more flexible working hours and more days off.

Natality

A CAQ government will support people who wish to grow their family. Among the solutions considered are: Increase support for the second and third children, reestablish the assisted reproduction program, and provide proper supervision for adoption.

Daycare

Provide more daycare spaces, improved management of waiting lists, and more flexible schedules in childcare centres.

Fight Against Abuse

A CAQ government will better protect children who are victims of physical and psychological violence by giving more authority and resources to the Director of Youth Protection. The DPJ must be more accountable.

Family Law

Society has changed. Family law will be modernized to reflect the new realities faced by parents today and to further protect the interests of the children.

Work-Family Balance

The CAQ government will review the Act Respecting Labour Standards in order to adapt it to the reality of today’s families.

Protection of Taxpayers

Under a CAQ government, no increase of tax or fees for government services will exceed the inflation rate. Québec families will no longer be exposed to price shocks and unpleasant surprises, as was the case in recent years.

Handicapped Children

Parents of children with severe disabilities often feel very lonely. The CAQ government will offer them more support to overcome challenges and problems of daily life.

Child Support

Stop including child support in the calculation of social assistance and educational assistance provided to Québecers Because low-income families must be able to meet the needs of their children.

Caregivers

Thousands of Québecers make the courageous choice to care for a loved one with limited autonomy. A government of the CAQ will amend the Act Respecting Labour Standards to give caregivers more flexible working hours and more days off.

Early Detection

Provide more services for the screening and support of children with learning or developmental disabilities.

Preschool from Age 4

Establish a non-compulsory, universal and free pre-kindergarten system. Grant access to specialized resources and follow-ups for children 4-year-and older who have learning difficulties.

Beautiful Schools

Upgrade the school property portfolio. Each new school to be built will be designed following to an architectural competition.

Governance Close to the People

Abolish elections and school boards and create school service centres to give more authority to those who work directly with our children: i.e. principals, teachers, professionals and parents.

Specialized professional Services

Engage more orthopedagogues, speech therapists, psycho educators and other professionals to better meet the needs of our children.

Recess

Minimum of two daily periods of at least 20 minutes of recess in all primary schools.

Secondary Schools

One -extra hour of extracurricular activity per day. More sports, cultural activities and homework help until 5pm so our youth would benefit from a stimulating and supportive environment.

Professional and Technical Training

Addition of career and guidance counsellors and enhancement of vocational and technical training pathways, especially through the multiplication of work-study programs.

Schooling Until 18 or Until Graduation

Raising the age of school attendance to 18 years old or until graduation. Because we must provide young people who are thinking of dropping out with programs that appeal to them, and that will encourage them to develop their full potential.

CEGEPS

Revision of funding process to consolidate CEGEPS in the regions and counter the exodus of young people. Development of incentives for continuing education. Build on the College Centers of Technological Transfers to turn CEGEPs into regional economic development centres.

Universities at the heart of the Saint-Laurent Project

Universities will play a critical role as research and development hubs, under a new research and innovation framework designed for the benefit of all of Quebec.

Early Detection

Provide more services for the screening and support of children with learning or developmental disabilities.

Preschool from Age 4

Establish a non-compulsory, universal and free pre-kindergarten system. Grant access to specialized resources and follow-ups for children 4-year-and older who have learning difficulties.

Beautiful Schools

Upgrade the school property portfolio. Each new school to be built will be designed following to an architectural competition.

Governance Close to the People

Abolish elections and school boards and create school service centres to give more authority to those who work directly with our children: i.e. principals, teachers, professionals and parents.

Specialized professional Services

Engage more orthopedagogues, speech therapists, psycho educators and other professionals to better meet the needs of our children.

Recess

Minimum of two daily periods of at least 20 minutes of recess in all primary schools.

Secondary Schools

One -extra hour of extracurricular activity per day. More sports, cultural activities and homework help until 5pm so our youth would benefit from a stimulating and supportive environment.

Professional and Technical Training

Addition of career and guidance counsellors and enhancement of vocational and technical training pathways, especially through the multiplication of work-study programs.

Schooling Until 18 or Until Graduation

Raising the age of school attendance to 18 years old or until graduation. Because we must provide young people who are thinking of dropping out with programs that appeal to them, and that will encourage them to develop their full potential.

CEGEPS

Revision of funding process to consolidate CEGEPS in the regions and counter the exodus of young people. Development of incentives for continuing education. Build on the College Centers of Technological Transfers to turn CEGEPs into regional economic development centres.

Universities at the heart of the Saint-Laurent Project

Universities will play a critical role as research and development hubs, under a new research and innovation framework designed for the benefit of all of Quebec.

Family Doctors

What is the point of having a family doctor if it is impossible to consult her or him when sick? By reviewing the formula of remuneration of physicians, the CAQ will ensure patients are genuinely taken care of in a timely manner.

Medical Clinics

A CAQ government will negotiate a new agreement with medical specialists to bring their compensation to a reasonable level.

CHSLD

The CAQ intends to ensure a high quality of life for our seniors in these centres. It will set a standard of offering two baths a week, double the budget for meals, and provide more care to the beneficiaries.

Decentralization

Extreme centralization in recent years has paralyzed the health and social services network. The CAQ will give institutions, user committees, managers and boards of directors of health facilities the autonomy and latitude needed to assume their responsibilities.

End of Abusive Parking Rates

Parking fees at many Québec hospitals are excessively expansive. The CAQ proposes free parking for the first two hours and a maximum daily fee of between $ 7 to $ 10 dollars, depending on the region.

Health Commissioner

Reinstatement of this important function abolished by the current government, to ensure the objective evaluation of the health system performance and thereby improve care and services.

Nurses

Create more full-time nurses’ positions, eliminate mandatory overtime, review nurse-to-patient ratios, and accelerate deployment of specialized nurse practitioners. It is time to make greater use of the extended skills of nurses and other health professionals by giving them more autonomy. A necessary measure to improve access to care.

Home Care

Priority is given to home care for the elderly and persons with reduced mobility rather than accommodation in long-term centres. The contributions of the 1.2 million caregivers also need to be better recognized.

Renovation of Hospitals and CHSLDs

To avoid an explosion of costs in a few years, it is imperative to renovate several facilities in the health network.

Family Doctors

What is the point of having a family doctor if it is impossible to consult her or him when sick? By reviewing the formula of remuneration of physicians, the CAQ will ensure patients are genuinely taken care of in a timely manner.

Medical Clinics

A CAQ government will negotiate a new agreement with medical specialists to bring their compensation to a reasonable level.

CHSLD

The CAQ intends to ensure a high quality of life for our seniors in these centres. It will set a standard of offering two baths a week, double the budget for meals, and provide more care to the beneficiaries.

Decentralization

Extreme centralization in recent years has paralyzed the health and social services network. The CAQ will give institutions, user committees, managers and boards of directors of health facilities the autonomy and latitude needed to assume their responsibilities.

End of Abusive Parking Rates

Parking fees at many Québec hospitals are excessively expansive. The CAQ proposes free parking for the first two hours and a maximum daily fee of between $ 7 to $ 10 dollars, depending on the region.

Health Commissioner

Reinstatement of this important function abolished by the current government, to ensure the objective evaluation of the health system performance and thereby improve care and services.

Nurses

Create more full-time nurses’ positions, eliminate mandatory overtime, review nurse-to-patient ratios, and accelerate deployment of specialized nurse practitioners. It is time to make greater use of the extended skills of nurses and other health professionals by giving them more autonomy. A necessary measure to improve access to care.

Home Care

Priority is given to home care for the elderly and persons with reduced mobility rather than accommodation in long-term centres. The contributions of the 1.2 million caregivers also need to be better recognized.

Renovation of Hospitals and CHSLDs

To avoid an explosion of costs in a few years, it is imperative to renovate several facilities in the health network.

Fight Against Poverty

Better support for people with severe employment constraints.

Juvenile Prostitution and Sexual Exploitation

Plan of action to counter this plague that is gnawing Québec, from prevention to support for survivors, to repression.

Video Lotteries

Video lottery machines must not be used to collect money from the poor. The CAQ will reduce access to games of chance in disadvantaged areas, while deploying an awareness and prevention strategy to combat compulsive gambling.

Handicapped Children

Better support for parents of children with severe disabilities.

Child Support

Withdrawal of child support from the calculation of social assistance and educational assistance provided to Quebecers. Because low-income families, especially single-parent families, need this income to meet the needs of their children.

Ombudsman for Seniors

Give a broader role for the Québec Ombudsman allowing him or her to intervene quickly in any situation that compromises the rights of seniors.

Mandatory Denunciation

Strengthening the law requiring health service providers to report cases of abuse that they witness.

Victims of Crime

Revision of the Crime Victims Compensation regime (IVAC) to correct its many deficiencies and reduce processing times for claims.

Community Organizations

Rooted in their environment, these groupings address a multitude of needs not covered by public networks. In this regard, they deserve better support and greater recognition.

Fight Against Poverty

Better support for people with severe employment constraints.

Juvenile Prostitution and Sexual Exploitation

Plan of action to counter this plague that is gnawing Québec, from prevention to support for survivors, to repression.

Video Lotteries

Video lottery machines must not be used to collect money from the poor. The CAQ will reduce access to games of chance in disadvantaged areas, while deploying an awareness and prevention strategy to combat compulsive gambling.

Handicapped Children

Better support for parents of children with severe disabilities.

Child Support

Withdrawal of child support from the calculation of social assistance and educational assistance provided to Quebecers. Because low-income families, especially single-parent families, need this income to meet the needs of their children.

Ombudsman for Seniors

Give a broader role for the Québec Ombudsman allowing him or her to intervene quickly in any situation that compromises the rights of seniors.

Mandatory Denunciation

Strengthening the law requiring health service providers to report cases of abuse that they witness.

Victims of Crime

Revision of the Crime Victims Compensation regime (IVAC) to correct its many deficiencies and reduce processing times for claims.

Community Organizations

Rooted in their environment, these groupings address a multitude of needs not covered by public networks. In this regard, they deserve better support and greater recognition.

Sustained Growth

The objective of the CAQ is to ensure that Québec is catching up with the level of wealth of its neighbours, particularly Ontario, as quickly as possible.

Support for Business

A CAQ government will review the business support policy to stimulate investment, innovation and the creation of well-paying jobs. In this regard, it will review Investissement Québec’s mission and provide it with the tools needed to effectively stimulate local investment and attract foreign capital.

Innovation Zones

The innovation strategy at the heart of the St. Lawrence Project focuses on the creation of innovation zones. These physical locations will promote sharing and exchange between researchers and entrepreneurs to create innovative goods and services or processes. Located in close proximity to educational institutions, research centres, laboratories, business incubators, entrepreneurs and businesses of all kinds, these innovation zones will encourage the development of new industrial sectors or business clusters to create the jobs of tomorrow.

University-Business Collaboration

Essential in today’s world, collaboration between universities and businesses, particularly in research and innovation, will be at the heart of the economic development strategy of a CAQ government.

Exportation of clean Electricity

A CAQ government will make every effort to increase hydropower exports, an enrichment factor for Québecers. By replacing natural gas, coal or nuclear energy, clean energy exports are the most important contribution Quebec can make against climate change.

Maritime Industry

Cruise tourism, cabotage of goods, port facilities, logistics hubs. As outlined in the St. Lawrence Project, every effort will be made to take advantage of the St. Lawrence waterways and reinvigorate this important economic sector in Quebec.

Electrification of Transport

A CAQ government will encourage the development of an industrial and technological sector in the area of electric transport. In addition to creating well-paying jobs for the future, the electrification of transportation systems will reduce Québec’s large trade deficit, a factor of impoverishment.

Decongestion

Traffic jams result in economic losses and could costs billions of dollars. The CAQ wants to tackle this issue through better road network planning to make traffic flow smoother, provide more transit options and increase the use of information technology.

Responsible Oil Exploitation

In Québec, the exploration and possibly the exploitation of oil and gas resources in a responsible manner will contribute to the collective enrichment. Exploration and exploitation must, however, be endorsed by the communities concerned.

Sustained Growth

The objective of the CAQ is to ensure that Québec is catching up with the level of wealth of its neighbours, particularly Ontario, as quickly as possible.

Support for Business

A CAQ government will review the business support policy to stimulate investment, innovation and the creation of well-paying jobs. In this regard, it will review Investissement Québec’s mission and provide it with the tools needed to effectively stimulate local investment and attract foreign capital.

Innovation Zones

The innovation strategy at the heart of the St. Lawrence Project focuses on the creation of innovation zones. These physical locations will promote sharing and exchange between researchers and entrepreneurs to create innovative goods and services or processes. Located in close proximity to educational institutions, research centres, laboratories, business incubators, entrepreneurs and businesses of all kinds, these innovation zones will encourage the development of new industrial sectors or business clusters to create the jobs of tomorrow.

University-Business Collaboration

Essential in today’s world, collaboration between universities and businesses, particularly in research and innovation, will be at the heart of the economic development strategy of a CAQ government.

Exportation of clean Electricity

A CAQ government will make every effort to increase hydropower exports, an enrichment factor for Québecers. By replacing natural gas, coal or nuclear energy, clean energy exports are the most important contribution Quebec can make against climate change.

Maritime Industry

Cruise tourism, cabotage of goods, port facilities, logistics hubs. As outlined in the St. Lawrence Project, every effort will be made to take advantage of the St. Lawrence waterways and reinvigorate this important economic sector in Quebec.

Electrification of Transport

A CAQ government will encourage the development of an industrial and technological sector in the area of electric transport. In addition to creating well-paying jobs for the future, the electrification of transportation systems will reduce Québec’s large trade deficit, a factor of impoverishment.

Decongestion

Traffic jams result in economic losses and could costs billions of dollars. The CAQ wants to tackle this issue through better road network planning to make traffic flow smoother, provide more transit options and increase the use of information technology.

Responsible Oil Exploitation

In Québec, the exploration and possibly the exploitation of oil and gas resources in a responsible manner will contribute to the collective enrichment. Exploration and exploitation must, however, be endorsed by the communities concerned.

Greenhouse Gas

The CAQ subscribes to the major greenhouse gas reduction targets adopted by the international community and will promote technological innovations to ensure their achievement.

Energy Efficiency

Responsible energy consumption and the adoption of sustainable development policies will be key components in achieving Québec’s greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Building Code

Modernization of the National Building Code requirements to encourage the adoption of products and techniques with superior energy performance in new construction.

Green Economy

Québec has everything to gain from developing its expertise in the future fields of environmental sciences, green technologies, energy efficiency and alternative sources of energy such as hydrogen or the development of less polluting modes of transport. The CAQ will encourage the development of these economic sectors.

Export of Clean Energy

A CAQ government will make every effort to increase Québec’s electricity exports, a clean energy that will replace electricity generated by our neighbours from coal and natural gas, which are major sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs).

Electrification of Transport

A government of the CAQ will encourage the development of an industrial and technological sector in the area of electric transport. In addition to creating well-paying jobs for the future, the electrification of the transportation sector will reduce Quebec’s large trade deficit, a factor of impoverishment.

A Clean River

Despite its richness and beauty, the St. Lawrence remains a fragile and threatened giant. Wastewater is still being dumped into it. Its banks have also been damaged. Many industrial sites are now contaminated, representing a danger to public health and an obstacle for the harmonious development of the territory. National action is needed, especially in the Montreal area.

Protection of Wetlands

Since fragile ecosystems play a vital role in the fight against greenhouse gases, wetlands must be adequately protected to allow the preservation of wildlife and the prevention of floods.

Public Transport

The multiplication of transport and travel options for residents of the City of Montreal and the suburbs is an important topic.. A CAQ government will support, among other things, the completion of the REM, the extension of the Montreal Metro Blue Line, the development of new bus corridors and dedicated lanes, as well as an increase in the number of incentive parking lots and carpooling.

Greenhouse Gas

The CAQ subscribes to the major greenhouse gas reduction targets adopted by the international community and will promote technological innovations to ensure their achievement.

Energy Efficiency

Responsible energy consumption and the adoption of sustainable development policies will be key components in achieving Québec’s greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Building Code

Modernization of the National Building Code requirements to encourage the adoption of products and techniques with superior energy performance in new construction.

Green Economy

Québec has everything to gain from developing its expertise in the future fields of environmental sciences, green technologies, energy efficiency and alternative sources of energy such as hydrogen or the development of less polluting modes of transport. The CAQ will encourage the development of these economic sectors.

Export of Clean Energy

A CAQ government will make every effort to increase Québec’s electricity exports, a clean energy that will replace electricity generated by our neighbours from coal and natural gas, which are major sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs).

Electrification of Transport

A government of the CAQ will encourage the development of an industrial and technological sector in the area of electric transport. In addition to creating well-paying jobs for the future, the electrification of the transportation sector will reduce Quebec’s large trade deficit, a factor of impoverishment.

A Clean River

Despite its richness and beauty, the St. Lawrence remains a fragile and threatened giant. Wastewater is still being dumped into it. Its banks have also been damaged. Many industrial sites are now contaminated, representing a danger to public health and an obstacle for the harmonious development of the territory. National action is needed, especially in the Montreal area.

Protection of Wetlands

Since fragile ecosystems play a vital role in the fight against greenhouse gases, wetlands must be adequately protected to allow the preservation of wildlife and the prevention of floods.

Public Transport

The multiplication of transport and travel options for residents of the City of Montreal and the suburbs is an important topic.. A CAQ government will support, among other things, the completion of the REM, the extension of the Montreal Metro Blue Line, the development of new bus corridors and dedicated lanes, as well as an increase in the number of incentive parking lots and carpooling.

Decentralization

The regions have been asking for more powers and autonomy for a long time.. And that is what the CAQ will deliver through a major transfer of responsibilities to the regions along with human and financial resources.

Internet and Cellular

It is essential that all inhabited territory of Québec has access to high-speed Internet and quality cellular coverage.

Increased role for Investissement Québec

A strong mandate to stimulate investment, entrepreneurship and regional development.

Maintaining Village Schools

Between 10 and 20 schools close each year in Québec. This hemorrhage must be stopped.

Transformation of Natural Resources

For the vitality of the Québec economy, the CAQ wants to promote and diversify industrial activity by encouraging the transformation of natural resources in the region where they are exploited.

Development of New Recreational Sites

For the tourism industry to operate at top performance, the flora and fauna and the beauty of the landscapes and villages must be fully developed.

Regional Transport

An efficient system for transporting people and goods throughout the province, especially in rural areas.

CEGEPS

Revision of funding method to consolidate CEGEPS in the regions and counter the exodus of young people. Establishment of incentives for continuing education. Build on the College Centers of Technological Transfers to turn CEGEPs into regional economic development hubs.

Decentralization

The regions have been asking for more powers and autonomy for a long time.. And that is what the CAQ will deliver through a major transfer of responsibilities to the regions along with human and financial resources.

Internet and Cellular

It is essential that all inhabited territory of Québec has access to high-speed Internet and quality cellular coverage.

Increased role for Investissement Québec

A strong mandate to stimulate investment, entrepreneurship and regional development.

Maintaining Village Schools

Between 10 and 20 schools close each year in Québec. This hemorrhage must be stopped.

Transformation of Natural Resources

For the vitality of the Québec economy, the CAQ wants to promote and diversify industrial activity by encouraging the transformation of natural resources in the region where they are exploited.

Development of New Recreational Sites

For the tourism industry to operate at top performance, the flora and fauna and the beauty of the landscapes and villages must be fully developed.

Regional Transport

An efficient system for transporting people and goods throughout the province, especially in rural areas.

CEGEPS

Revision of funding method to consolidate CEGEPS in the regions and counter the exodus of young people. Establishment of incentives for continuing education. Build on the College Centers of Technological Transfers to turn CEGEPs into regional economic development hubs.

Fight Against Waste

Eliminate waste in all its forms and abuses in the public sector, especially in the management of computer contracts granted by the government. Additional resources and powers to the Auditor General for the oversight of public funds.

Fight Against Corruption

Full independence of the UPAC from political interference through the appointment of its head by 2/3 of the National Assembly. Tighter controls to eliminate “extras” in public contracts, which all too often result in cost overruns in government projects. Increased protection for whistleblowers, including in the private sector and municipalities.

Parliamentary Budget Officer

An essential function to paint an objective and independent picture of the state of public finances and the budgetary perspectives. It is also an essential function to evaluate the impact of measures proposed or put forward by the government or by a public body.

Accountability of Senior Officials

End of immunity enjoyed by deputy ministers and agency heads. They must be accountable for their performance.

End of Undue Privileges in the State Apparatus

For example, partisan appointments and “golden parachutes” where a senior executive receives exceptional payout or protection upon leaving a position.

Orphan Clauses

Pursuing intergenerational equity, the CAQ intends to eliminate discrimination related to health insurance and pension plans. In fact, discrimination based on age should not be tolerated in the labour market.

Simplification of the Tax System

The preparation of the tax returns must no longer be a chore. The CAQ will simplify the filing of the personal income tax return and, ultimately, ensure that there is only one declaration to be completed for both levels of government.

Revenue Agency

Guarantee of a respectful treatment of taxpayers in their interactions with the tax authorities. It is unacceptable for bona fide citizens to be treated as criminals or fraudsters when having the slightest problem with their tax return.

Mixed Member Proportional Voting

Each vote in Québec must have the same weight. The CAQ will amend the Election Act in order to change from the majority voting system to the mixed proportional electoral system.

Fight Against Waste

Eliminate waste in all its forms and abuses in the public sector, especially in the management of computer contracts granted by the government. Additional resources and powers to the Auditor General for the oversight of public funds.

Fight Against Corruption

Full independence of the UPAC from political interference through the appointment of its head by 2/3 of the National Assembly. Tighter controls to eliminate “extras” in public contracts, which all too often result in cost overruns in government projects. Increased protection for whistleblowers, including in the private sector and municipalities.

Parliamentary Budget Officer

An essential function to paint an objective and independent picture of the state of public finances and the budgetary perspectives. It is also an essential function to evaluate the impact of measures proposed or put forward by the government or by a public body.

Accountability of Senior Officials

End of immunity enjoyed by deputy ministers and agency heads. They must be accountable for their performance.

End of Undue Privileges in the State Apparatus

For example, partisan appointments and “golden parachutes” where a senior executive receives exceptional payout or protection upon leaving a position.

Orphan Clauses

Pursuing intergenerational equity, the CAQ intends to eliminate discrimination related to health insurance and pension plans. In fact, discrimination based on age should not be tolerated in the labour market.

Simplification of the Tax System

The preparation of the tax returns must no longer be a chore. The CAQ will simplify the filing of the personal income tax return and, ultimately, ensure that there is only one declaration to be completed for both levels of government.

Revenue Agency

Guarantee of a respectful treatment of taxpayers in their interactions with the tax authorities. It is unacceptable for bona fide citizens to be treated as criminals or fraudsters when having the slightest problem with their tax return.

Mixed Member Proportional Voting

Each vote in Québec must have the same weight. The CAQ will amend the Election Act in order to change from the majority voting system to the mixed proportional electoral system.

Access to the Justice System

The delays of the justice system in Québec are distressing. A modernization of the administration of justice is needed to reduce delays and make it more accessible to citizens. In fact, it is the entire Québec judicial system that the CAQ wants to put back on track.

Appointment of Judges

Independence and competence must take precedence over political allegiance. That is why the CAQ will put in place a transparent process for the selection and appointment of judges.

Increased Security

A CAQ government will demonstrate greater severity towards violent crime, sexual assault and repeated road offenders. It will abolish the civil limitation period for victims of sexual assault and will also establish a public sex offender registry.

Crime Victims

Review of the Crime Victims Compensation regime (IVAC) to correct its many deficiencies and reduce processing times of claims.

Framing of the Legalization of Cannabis

To limit the pernicious effects of cannabis, and to protect the well-being of families and the young.a government of the CAQ will ban the consumption of pot in all public places and raise the legal age to 21.

Supreme Court

Requiring mandatory bilingualism to sit on the highest court in the country, the CAQ also wants to ensure that appointments of Quebec judges to the Supreme Court are made upon the recommendation of the National Assembly.

Access to the Justice System

The delays of the justice system in Québec are distressing. A modernization of the administration of justice is needed to reduce delays and make it more accessible to citizens. In fact, it is the entire Québec judicial system that the CAQ wants to put back on track.

Appointment of Judges

Independence and competence must take precedence over political allegiance. That is why the CAQ will put in place a transparent process for the selection and appointment of judges.

Increased Security

A CAQ government will demonstrate greater severity towards violent crime, sexual assault and repeated road offenders. It will abolish the civil limitation period for victims of sexual assault and will also establish a public sex offender registry.

Crime Victims

Review of the Crime Victims Compensation regime (IVAC) to correct its many deficiencies and reduce processing times of claims.

Framing of the Legalization of Cannabis

To limit the pernicious effects of cannabis, and to protect the well-being of families and the young.a government of the CAQ will ban the consumption of pot in all public places and raise the legal age to 21.

Supreme Court

Requiring mandatory bilingualism to sit on the highest court in the country, the CAQ also wants to ensure that appointments of Quebec judges to the Supreme Court are made upon the recommendation of the National Assembly.

More Autonomy for Québec

The CAQ is a modern nationalist party whose objective is to ensure the development and prosperity of the Québec nation within Canada, while proudly defending its language, values ​​and culture. It will work to achieve greater autonomy for Québec and, eventually, full constitutional recognition as a nation.

Wearing of Religious Symbols

After 10 years of debate on religious signs and accommodation, it is high time for real action. This is what a CAQ government will do by banning the wearing of religious symbols by staff in positions of authority, including teachers.

Recognition of Foreign Diplomas

There is nothing more disheartening for an immigrant than to arrive in Québec after many sacrifices and be told that his skills are worthless. A CAQ government will remove unnecessary barriers to make the assessment of skills faster and more flexible.

Immigration Threshold

Québec is open to immigration, but the thresholds must reflect our ability to welcome and integrate. A temporary reduction of 20% will allow for better accommodation of immigrants, provide them with better support and ensure 100% francization.

100% Francization

For a successful integration of immigrants, we must make francization mandatory for all newcomers and ensure adherence to the common values ​​of Québec society. This is how we will give new Québecers every opportunity to work and flourish in Québec.

Promotion of French language

Strengthen the mandate for the Office de la langue française to coordinate a vigorous francization effort in Quebec. Creation of a French Language Commissioner position to receive complaints from the public and make recommendations aimed at ensuring the status of French as a common language in Quebec.

Culture

A government of the CAQ will support our artists by promoting the dissemination and promotion of their works.

National Policy on Architecture and Planning

Renew our cities and our countryside to make them more beautiful and attractive, showcase our majestic St. Lawrence river, while ensuring the safeguarding of landscapes and the maintenance of a quality-built heritage.

More Autonomy for Québec

The CAQ is a modern nationalist party whose objective is to ensure the development and prosperity of the Québec nation within Canada, while proudly defending its language, values ​​and culture. It will work to achieve greater autonomy for Québec and, eventually, full constitutional recognition as a nation.

Wearing of Religious Symbols

After 10 years of debate on religious signs and accommodation, it is high time for real action. This is what a CAQ government will do by banning the wearing of religious symbols by staff in positions of authority, including teachers.

Recognition of Foreign Diplomas

There is nothing more disheartening for an immigrant than to arrive in Québec after many sacrifices and be told that his skills are worthless. A CAQ government will remove unnecessary barriers to make the assessment of skills faster and more flexible.

Immigration Threshold

Québec is open to immigration, but the thresholds must reflect our ability to welcome and integrate. A temporary reduction of 20% will allow for better accommodation of immigrants, provide them with better support and ensure 100% francization.

100% Francization

For a successful integration of immigrants, we must make francization mandatory for all newcomers and ensure adherence to the common values ​​of Québec society. This is how we will give new Québecers every opportunity to work and flourish in Québec.

Promotion of French language

Strengthen the mandate for the Office de la langue française to coordinate a vigorous francization effort in Quebec. Creation of a French Language Commissioner position to receive complaints from the public and make recommendations aimed at ensuring the status of French as a common language in Quebec.

Culture

A government of the CAQ will support our artists by promoting the dissemination and promotion of their works.

National Policy on Architecture and Planning

Renew our cities and our countryside to make them more beautiful and attractive, showcase our majestic St. Lawrence river, while ensuring the safeguarding of landscapes and the maintenance of a quality-built heritage.

Caregivers

Many seniors make the courageous choice to care for a loved one with limited autonomy. We must recognize their contribution to its true value. A CAQ government will help seniors cope with this difficult situation.

Quality of life in residential centers

A standard of minimum two baths per week, double the budget for meals, and more care for the beneficiaries. The CAQ intends to ensure a quality of life worthy of the name for our seniors in the shelters.

Ombudsman for seniors

More power to the Québec Ombudsman to intervene quickly in any situation that compromises the rights of seniors.

Mandatory reporting of abuse

Too many cases of elder abuse have been in the news in recent years. There is a need to strengthen the law requiring health care providers to report cases of elder abuse that they witness.

Medical assistance in dying

Public consultations on the possibility of expanding medical assistance in dying to the terminally ill.

Home care

The CAQ will promote the home care for seniors and persons with reduced mobility rather than accommodation in long-term centers.

Tax respite

By lowering school taxes, the CAQ will help the many seniors who own their property to make ends meet.

Community groups

Several community groups help seniors in difficulty. These groups need to be further helped to fulfill their mission.

Caregivers

Many seniors make the courageous choice to care for a loved one with limited autonomy. We must recognize their contribution to its true value. A CAQ government will help seniors cope with this difficult situation.

Quality of life in residential centers

A standard of minimum two baths per week, double the budget for meals, and more care for the beneficiaries. The CAQ intends to ensure a quality of life worthy of the name for our seniors in the shelters.

Ombudsman for seniors

More power to the Québec Ombudsman to intervene quickly in any situation that compromises the rights of seniors.

Mandatory reporting of abuse

Too many cases of elder abuse have been in the news in recent years. There is a need to strengthen the law requiring health care providers to report cases of elder abuse that they witness.

Medical assistance in dying

Public consultations on the possibility of expanding medical assistance in dying to the terminally ill.

Home care

The CAQ will promote the home care for seniors and persons with reduced mobility rather than accommodation in long-term centers.

Tax respite

By lowering school taxes, the CAQ will help the many seniors who own their property to make ends meet.

Community groups

Several community groups help seniors in difficulty. These groups need to be further helped to fulfill their mission.