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Communiqué de presse
25 September 2018

More time, money and services for families

Sherbrooke, September 25, 2018. —Throughout the election campaign, the Quebec Liberal Party made concrete commitments to make life easier for families and make a real difference in their day to day.

Health care services that are more accessible

  • 25 super-clinics, open 7 days a week, 12 hours a day;
  • Access to a family doctor for 90% of the population by the end of the 2nd mandate;
  • Free basic dental care for children 16 years of age and under;
  • A 2nd Medicare card for all children under age 14.

Better early childhood services to prepare our children’s future success

  • Free educational services at age 4, in kindergarten or in childcare services;
  • More support, money and material and an enhanced educational program for children enrolled in educational child care services;
  • A 2nd person to assist teachers in kindergarten and grade 1 classrooms and teachers that are better paid.

Time, money and services that are adapted to new realities

  • A more flexible Quebec Parental Insurance Plan;
  • 2,000 new spaces in subsidized childcare services where parents work and study;
  • Up to $300 per child per family, according to household income.

More support for families with handicapped children

  • An intermediate financial assistance program for an additional 10,000 handicapped children;
  •  A basic income as of age 18, without a waiting period, for handicapped children who are unable to work;
  • More respite services for families with a handicapped person.

Making life easier for families giving them more resources to fulfill their projects and adapting to their realities, while encouraging better work-family balance. It’s also offering assistance that is tailored to the realities of families with special needs. Our commitments are concrete and a part of wider vision for Quebec’s future; a Quebec that is more prosperous, fairer and greener, where it is good to live and good to grow old.

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