May 17, 2022

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The fight against inflation: Limit hydro growth and possible tax cuts

The fight against inflation: Limit hydro growth and possible tax cuts

Franకోois Legalt has promised to limit the rise in electricity prices in 2023 to mitigate the effects of inflation. Our parliamentary office is aware that he also wants to propose a tax cut in the coming elections.

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Even before Question Hour on Tuesday, the Prime Minister tried to reassure the Cubans that their hydropower bills could explode due to inflation.

Franకోois Legalt promised that prices would not rise sharply on the 1ster April 2023. “We will take steps to compensate the Quebecars, but there will be no 4-5% increase,” Mr. Legalt assured.

For weeks, however, its natural resources minister, Jonathan Julian, defended his legislation on all platforms, allowing Hydro-Quebec to raise its rates to the level of inflation without justifying it before Reggie de l’Nergi.

If inflation continues to rise this way, according to many experts, Cubans could pay an additional more than five percent.

As many as 125 deputies are expected to return to parliament on Tuesday.  In the photo, Prime Minister Franకోois Legalt.

Photo by Stevens LeBlanc

As many as 125 deputies are expected to return to parliament on Tuesday. In the photo, Prime Minister Franకోois Legalt.

Tax deductions

He reiterated that in the short term, his government would announce direct assistance in the form of checks sent to cubers during the budget on Tuesday to offset rising prices for gas and groceries.

Earlier in the year, Quebec reimbursed the lowest-income person $ 200 to $ 275. The aid announced next Tuesday will be even more generous to all middle-class families.

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As the election approaches, the CAQ leader may also announce a tax cut promise in a future order.

“Does the CAQ propose permanent tax deductions? I invite you to wait for the election campaign, ”Mr. Legalt said in an abrupt press before entering the Blue Room.

According to our information, this reflection is serious and the CAQ is evaluating this option for its election planning. Mr. Legalt believes public finances are in good shape and economic recovery is unbelievable.

Deals without competition

For her part, Treasury Board Chairperson Sonia Label has had to explain the strong growth in government sums since the election and mainly over-the-counter contracts during the epidemic.

Newspaper The state spent a total of $ 17.4 billion in this way, it said Tuesday. “What I can assure the Quebeckers is that we put in place all the mechanisms to prevent admiration and I can also say that we have all the mechanisms in place to ensure that nothing happens,” he said.Me Label.

With the exception of the pandemic, MMe The label argues that the proportion of contracts awarded by mutual agreement in Quebec has not changed over 10 years.

She responded primarily to serious attacks from opposition parties accusing the government of “not respecting the rules” to facilitate the management of the state.