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Provide families with more time to make their lives easier

Donner plus de temps aux familles pour leur faciliter la vie

Jour 2 : je vous parle de nos engagements du jour afin de donner plus de temps aux familles pour leur faciliter la vie. J'ai aussi annoncé la candidature de Gertrude Bourdon dans Jean-Lesage, à Québec, une infirmière et une gestionnaire expérimentée de notre réseau de santé.Partagez avec votre famille et vos proches pour les informer !

Posted by Philippe Couillard on Friday, August 24, 2018

In a second QLP government mandate:

Each family will receive between $300 and $150 per child, according to their household income. Families will be able to choose to invest in what will make their lives easier and allow them to spend more quality time together as a family.

Balancing family, work and studies will be easier because Quebec families will have access to 2,000 new spaces in subsidized child care services in their workplaces, and in CEGEPs and universities.

The Quebec Parental Insurance Plan will allow new parents:

  • to choose to return to work ten days earlier and bank the ten days of paid leave so that it can be used when a child is sick, for example;
  • to choose to break up their parental leave and spread it out over two years.

Life will be easier for parents who adopt, as they will benefit from a more generous Quebec Parental Insurance Plan. The lives of parents with multiple children will be made easier because their leave will be longer.

Parents’ lives will also be easier thanks to best practices in balancing work and family life that will be introduced in the workplace, which will be beneficial to Quebec businesses as well.

As the first commitment for his second mandate, the leader of the QLP, Philippe Couillard, made concrete commitments to making life easier for all of Quebec’s families.

Additional information:

  • Support for families: an amount of $300 per child for families with household incomes below $75,000, between $300 and $150 for families with household incomes ranging from $75,000 to $110,000, and $150 per child for all families with a higher household income.
  • This commitment to making life easier for families will, over time, represent an additional investment of 400 million dollars.
I support this commitment

I support this commitment

“Family is our primary anchorage. Even if they are well supported, Quebec’s families are under pressure, busy and caught up with organizing day-to-day life. Our commitments represent a considerable boost to provide what is most precious to them: time, and quality time. They will have a direct impact on the quality of life of parents and their children. With more money in their pockets, families can make their daily lives better. Thanks to our sound management, Quebec has regained its freedom to choose. Today we are choosing families’ quality of life. It is because we are the party that focuses on the economy that we are able to be the party that focuses on quality of life.”


Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec and leader of the Quebec Liberal Party