Inflation: QS calls for all tariffs to be frozen

Inflation: QS calls for freezing of all rates

The co-spokesperson of Québec solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.

On the sidelines of the Québec Solidaire (QS) pre-sessional caucus, the political party is asking the Legault government to freeze all state tariffs for the next year.

“The CAQ is inconsistent: she says she wants to fight the cost of living, but she's going to let the bills go up 3%. For many people, it's 3% too much, “explains the co-spokesperson of Quebec solidaire, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois. Quebec Solidaire asks the CAQ to freeze all government tariffs. It's the bare minimum.”

According to two spokespersons for QS, a rate freeze for 2023 would put money back in the pockets of users of many essential services, including Hydro-Québec, the SAAQ, daycare services, CHSLDs, private rooms in hospitals and universities, among others.

Fighting inflation

Remember that the Government of Quebec has adopted a new measure to help Quebecers to deal with inflation. Several rates, such as the price of driver's licenses or costs related to registration, will be indexed at 3%. Other costs are included in this measure, such as the contribution paid in CHSLDs and the cost of a private or semi-private room in the hospital.

In addition to this, Quebecers will receive a check from $400 to $600 before Christmas. Finance Minister Eric Girard was optimistic last Wednesday when he announced that the worst of inflation was over.

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