Anglade proposes to eliminate the QST on basic necessities

Anglade proposes to eliminate the QST on basic necessities

Dominique Anglade

Faced with the increase in the cost of living, a possible government of the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) would propose to eliminate the collection of the Quebec sales tax (QST) on basic necessities such as soap, shampoo, non-prescription drugs, incontinence products and toothbrushes.

If it comes to power in October, Dominique Anglade's party would also stop collecting the QST on the hydro-electricity bill of Quebec taxpayers, up to $4,000 per month. year.

“Electricity, too, is a basic necessity. It’s not a luxury in Quebec to have heating and electricity,” said Ms. Anglade.

The leader of the PLQ also wants to put in place a freeze on hydro- electricity in order to “correct a historic error” allegedly committed by the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) by ensuring that the increase in electricity rates is linked to inflation.

“This year, it will be 2.6% and according to all the experts consulted, from next year, it will be above 5% as inflation,” says Ms. Anglade.

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More details to come.

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