Inflation: QS calls for all tariffs to be frozen
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.”
Ça fait des mois que les portefeuilles sont vides et que les banques alimentaires sont pleines.
Le temps des Fêtes va être plus difficile que d'habitude pour beaucoup de monde au Québec.
C’est le temps d’aider les gens: gelons les tarifs du gouvernement.
— Manon Massé (@ManonMasse_Qs) November 23, 2022
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.
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.