FINANCE THE ENERGY TRANSITION
The energy transition will have positive impacts in the whole province, in the present, but also for future generations. Green infrastructure will however bring important spendings to the governments. We propose to invest in Quebec’s future, partly by raising State’s revenue even if it means to a few short term deficits. It is a worthy investment because a complete energy transition will reduce transportation costs, energy costs and many more sectors.
ELIMINATE POVERTY IN QUEBEC- MINIMUM GUARANTEED REVENUE
The Green Party of Quebec would like to eliminate the poverty in the province by giving a minimal guaranteed revenue of 14 000$ per person (including kids). Elders and people affected by a handicap would see their allowance rise to 20 000$.
To break social isolation and facilitate integration to the job market, the party supports an exemption of 8000$ per year without affecting the allowance.
FAST, EFFICIENT AND FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
The Green party supports a significant transition towards public transport, combined with a major expansion of the services. Our plan consists of an intercity high-speeds trains network, metro network development, tramways, buses and suburban trains.
We believe that it is the best way to reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases and the overconsumption associated with private cars. Also, it is an investment that would create many quality jobs and use the full potential of the savoir-faire of Quebec.
We would need qualified workers to occupy those long term jobs. The public transport expansion would also benefit the employers of the private sector with a mobile population that doesn’t suffer from traffic congestion that harm productivity and our economy.
WASTE WATER AND ORGANIC WASTE TREATMENT
In Quebec, the treatment for waste water is inadequate. A large amount of treatment centers burn the sludge with fossil fuels and discharge contaminants in our rivers and streams. The Green Party would like to revolutionize waste management centers to produce renewable energy and organic products from our waste.
MASSIVE EDUCATION AND HEALTH INVESTMENTS
Neoliberal austerity has devastated in our public services. Considering our consistently ageing population, it is time to invest to fix the damages that has already been done. The Green PArty of Quebec wishes to reinvest in education and health services to provide quality public services to the entire population.
RECYCLING AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT
The state of recycling in Quebec is deplorable. Waste management centers are not well equipped to deal with cardboard, glass and the vast majority of the other recycled materials. To rectify the situation, the Green Party wishes to invest in the treatment of waste with an ecotax. This measure would benefit the recycling industry, reduce our consumption and help develop a circular economy with targeted investments.
SUPPORT COOPERATIVES AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS
Cooperatives and community organisations are pillars of autonomous, supportive and dynamic communities. The Green Party of Quebec believes that the government should put more efforts into supporting cooperatives and communities.