Quebec is at a crossroads. Many years of right-wing governments have shown, time and again, that the political class doesn't care about ordinary Quebecers. We have been let down, ignored and forgotten.
It's time to break with their logic and build a movement that that cares for all of us, not just the 1%.
Québec Solidaire proposes a different path. Together, we can build another Quebec: one that works for everyone.
No one should have to go into debt to take care of their health, but the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec does not cover visits to the dentist. Quebec Solidaire will make it easier to care for your teeth by introducing a universal dental care plan in our first mandate
In 2016, one out of every four Quebecers didn't see a dentist because it was too expensive. For Quebec Solidaire, taking care of our bodies includes taking care of our teeth, and allowing all Quebecers the ability to see a dentist, regardless of their ability to pay, is a key priority.
A Quebec Solidaire government would offer:
- Complete coverage for children and youth, up until 18 years old
- Cleaning and preventative care, reimbursed at 80% for everyone 18 years of age and older
- 60% reimbursement for dental work (cavities, extractions, implants, dentures, bridges, crowns, orthodontics, etc.) for everyone 18 years of age or older.
Universal dental insurance for everyone
Climate change is the greatest challenge of the century. As we face a growing climate crisis, we need to act.
Canada's economy is too dependent on oil and gas. The federal government's reckless regard of the rights of Indigenous people to say no to exploitative projects is shameful, and puts the land, air and water at greater risk.
Quebec Solidaire is the only party to offer a comprehensive economic transition plan to meet these challenges. Our plan will put Quebec on a new path, one that moves us away from our dependence on oil and gas, and that will build an economy that does not depend on the exploitation of non-renewable resources.
Transitioning to a green economy
Public transit across Quebec has long been neglected by successive governments. The consequences are clear: delays, traffic jams, congestion and frustration. What's worse, the climate crisis is proof that we need to find more efficient ways to move ourselves within and between our cities and towns.
Quebec Solidaire will cut the cost of transit fares by 50% and increase service. By applying the money invested in the Government of Quebec's Green Fund, we can expand public transit infrastructure while also making transit more affordable.
Half-priced public transit
Quebec Solidaire isn't simply offering a vision of an improved status quo. We dream of a society where Quebecers have control over their own independent state. To avoid replicating the errors of our past, we will convoke a People's Assembly, where all Quebecers will have the chance to write a new constitution and lay the foundation of a new, stronger Quebec.
While many of our promises can be made within the current constitutional framework, many others require that we, all of us who call this territory home, have full political, economic and cultural authority. From being able to refuse pipelines to creating a truly universal and accessible education system, a new constitution will finally enable us to fulfill the democratic aspirations of our nation.
Our project requires the participation of everyone, and above all, will seek the full collaboration of Indigenous leaders and people. Whether you speak French, English or any other language, whether you were born outside of Quebec - we need your input to imagine and create the independent Quebec we deserve.
Together, we can build another Quebec; a Quebec that is more just, more equal and that works for all people.
Together, we will build a new Quebec
Québec Solidaire is making a historical commitment to families: put an end to the financial anxiety associated with every school year.
Quebec parents are nickle and dimed at every stage of their children's education. And, when someone decides to pursue a university education, the burden is worse, as many Quebecers start out in the job market holding thousands of dollars in student debt. Free education fuels innovation, increases equitable access and creates an educated society that can confront the most pressing issues that we collectively face.
In our first mandate, Quebec Solidaire will make education, at every level, and for everyone, free.
Free education, from daycare to doctorate
Manon Massé was first elected to the National Assembly in 2014. She has been a member of Quebec Solidaire since its creation in 2006. Manon was born in Windsor in the Eastern Townships, and grew up in a working-class family.
Manon's lifelong commitment to making the world better for others will change the tone of politics at the National Assembly. Her work with community organizations has informed her approach to fighting for a more equitable and just society for all, to confront climate change and fight for the rights of Indigenous people, racialized, queer and disabled people.
« All my life, I've worked to care for others. I've fought against a political class that has sold off our resources and cut funding to our hospitals and schools. Today, we propose a new political project. We will confront the challenges of the 21st Century, together, and ensure that no one is left behind. I promise: I will not let you down. »
— Manon Massé
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