General Council of the CAQ The government does not

General Council of the CAQ | The government does not feel bound by the activists’ decisions

(Sherbrooke) The CAQ government does not feel bound by the proposals made at the Sherbrooke Congress.

Posted at 10:32 am. Updated at 10:32am


Caroline Plante The Canadian Press

This was confirmed on Saturday morning by Minister for the Economy, Innovation and Energy Pierre Fitzgibbon and Saint-Jérôme MP Youri Chassin.

Speaking to the press, Mr Fitzgibbon said members of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) have done a lot of work in the regions, “and we will listen to them”.

He added that we need to “thank those people” and that it’s important to “stay connected to the world.”

However, he does not feel bound by the activists’ decisions, suggesting that the government cannot do everything.

“Well, no! “The government is not bound by the decisions,” Mr. Chassin reacted. “The party proposes and then the government judges other factors under the circumstances,” he said.

The Caquistes gathered over the weekend will discuss 32 proposals, several of which relate to energy.

We want to build new dams, improve the energy efficiency of buildings in Quebec and require the installation of an electric charging station at every gas station with more than six pumps.

For young people, it is proposed to offer the parents of every child born in Quebec an amount of US$1,000 in the form of a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) deposit.

We also want parents to be able to withdraw a state tax-exempt amount from the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to contribute to their child’s down payment toward their first primary home purchase.

Additionally, CAQ members are calling for Ottawa to take full control of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

Some will also use the convention to urge the government to end the monopoly held by the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ). However, Treasury Secretary Eric Girard shut down the idea while studying the loans.