SAAQ: petition to suspend driver's license renewal fees

SAAQ: petition to suspend driver's license renewal fees

In response to the crisis that is paralyzing the services of the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec ( SAAQ) since the end of February, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) launched an online petition on March 7 to have driver's license renewal fees suspended this year. More than 5,000 people have signed the petition so far.

Remember that SAAQ customers have had to deal with abnormally long queues for several days and that many of them have seen their appointment canceled in stride.

“This situation is unacceptable! If the SAAQ is unable to provide its services efficiently, it should at least offer a suspension of driver's license renewal fees until next year as compensation, “claims the director for the Quebec of the FCC, Nicolas Gagnon.

He adds that the SAAQclic platform, launched last month, cost taxpayers nearly $458 million and that the latter did not make it possible to improve it’ access to services. “Quebecers have invested nearly half a billion dollars to get a computer mess in return. It is time for the Minister of Transport and the management of the SAAQ to be accountable, and we will continue to put pressure on if the situation does not improve.”

The FCC is proposing to the government of Quebec to follow the example of the Ontario government, which suspended license plate sticker renewal fees in the context of inflation.

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