Quebec 2022 provincial elections: Party platform comparison

September 29, 2022
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In compliance with Elections Quebec regulations, Federal Retirees has compared the platforms of all 24 parties running in the Oct. 3 election, so you can make an informed decision at the ballot box.

At the National Association of Federal Retirees, we thought it useful to describe and compare the seniors-focused promises from the platforms of the political parties running in the 2022 Quebec provincial election, in order to help members make the most informed choice possible on Oct. 3, 2022. Our initial plan was to compare the five main parties.

However, to comply with Quebec’s electoral rules, we have taken all necessary steps to present you with a comparison of the political parties’ platforms in terms of our advocacy priorities. To do so, we were required to compare all political parties recognized by Elections Quebec, not just the five major parties. If you would like more information, we encourage you to contact your local candidates directly.

The following table includes the 24 parties recognized by Elections Quebec and the policies for seniors that were included in their platforms or their responses to the Association. Our team tried to contact all the parties and only nine of the 24 parties responded. The Association received replies from the Équipe autonomiste, the Nouveau Parti démocratique du Québec, the Parti 51, the Parti accès propriété et équité, the Parti animal Québec, the Parti conservateur du Québec, the Parti libéral du Québec, Québec intégrité and Québec solidaire.

We also sent a letter to each of the leaders of the five main parties likely to win a seat in the national assembly. Only one party, Québec solidaire, responded to our letter.

Letter to the Coalition avenir Québec    No answer from the Coalition avenir Québec
Letter to the Parti conservateur du Québec       No answer from the Parti conservateur du Québec
Letter to the Parti libéral du Québec  No answer from the Parti libéral du Québec
Letter to the Parti québécois   No answer from the Parti québécois
Letter to Québec solidaire     Answer from Québec solidaire (in French)


Political party


Commitments to Seniors

Alliance pour la famille et les
(in French)

Alain Rioux

Nothing specific

Bloc Montréal

Balarama Holness

No platform

Bloc pot

Platform has
not changed
since 1999 

Daniel Blackburn

Nothing specific

Climat Québec
(in French)

Martine Ouellet

Make private CHSLDs public, establish better management and standards.

Investing in home care and increasing support for caregivers.

24-7 outreach clinics in the CLSCs.

Coalition avenir
(in French)

François Legault

Increase in the amount of support for seniors.

Continue the development of seniors’ homes.

Renovation program for dilapidated CHSLDs.

Investments for home care, no amount specified.

Promote the value of reading.

Démocratie directe (in French)

Jean-Charles Cléroux

No platform as such, but a collection of propositions supported by members.

Only one proposition mentions seniors.

Tax credits or discounts for volunteering.

Équipe autonomiste 
(in French)

Stéphane Pouleur (interim)

Nothing specific, except the statement of principle that they are for equality across all age groups.

L'union fait la force (in French)

Georges Samman

Nothing specific.

Nouveau Parti
du Québec

Raphaël Fortin

They decided not to present a candidate for these elections.

Parti 51

Hans Mercier

Nothing specific.

Parti accès propriété et équité (in French)

Shawn Lalande McLean

Nothing specific, except the promotion of multi-generational houses where the ground floor would be reserved for seniors.

Parti animal Québec

(Vacant position)

Nothing, except the promotion of veganism among seniors.

Canadian Party of Quebec

Colin Standish

Nothing specific

Parti conservateur du Québec

Éric Duhaime

Offer Quebeckers the same level of insurance coverage for home care and long-term care as the best performing countries, through state or private insurance.

Increase the career extension tax credit for experienced workers. The tax credit will be refundable.

  • From $1,500 to $3,000 for those aged 60 to 64. 
  • From $1,650 to $5,000 for those aged 65 and    over.

Parti culinaire du Québec 

(in French)

Jean-Louis  Thémistocle

Fine cuisine available in hospitals, CHSLDs and schools

Fair distribution of wealth.

Parti humain du Québec (in French)

Marie-Ève  Ouellette

Nothing specific, except to better represent family caregivers.

Parti libéral
du Québec

Dominique  Anglade

Implement a “seniors’ allowance” of $2,000 annually to support those aged 70 and over who wish to remain at home.

Deploy intensive home care units in all regions of Quebec, with the appropriate computerized tools.

Ensure better funding for community organizations that work with seniors in their own homes.

Ensure that safe staff-patient ratios are established and maintained in all CHSLDs.

Train twice as many geriatricians to better meet the needs of seniors.

Parti libertarien du Québec (in French)

Charles-Olivier  Bolduc

Nothing specific.

Parti marxiste-léniniste du Québec (in French)

Pierre Chenier

Nothing specific.

Parti nul (in French)

Renaud Blais

No platform

Parti pour l'indépendance du Québec (in French)

Jacinthe Lafrenaye

Nothing specific.

Parti québécois (in French)

Paul St-Pierre Plamondon

Home care for all who want it within four years.

Triple the number of hours of care.

Improve the financial exemption program for domestic help services (PEFSAD).

Double the maximum eligible amounts for the home adaptation program.

Impose new standards to increase the construction and expansion of intergenerational housing.

Financial assistance of up to $25,000 for the conversion of a property into an intergenerational home.

Improvement of paratransit services in all regions.

Update of urban planning to take into account the mobility of seniors, with financial assistance to municipalities.

Increased funding for organizations dedicated to the well-being of seniors.

$500 tax credit for mentoring activities.

20 per cent cultural rebates for theatre.

Creation of the ministry of loneliness.

$1,000 allowance for those 65 and over with incomes under $35,000.

Stop QPP contributions for those 65 and over who work.

Improvement of the tax credit for career extension.

Increase QPP to 40% of income and raise maximum eligible earnings to $75,000.

Commission of public enquiry into the management of the pandemic (CHSLD).

Creation of a seniors’ ombudsman position, independent of the health network.

Regulate fees in seniors’ residences.

Parti vert du Québec (in French)

Alex Tyrrell

Improvement of the CHSLD network and improvement of the quality of life to the same level as the best private residences.

Introduction of a guaranteed minimum income of $25,000 per year.

Creation of a universal public dental care system that is free for all.

Creation of Pharma-Québec, which will provide free prescription drugs.

Improve mobility by offering free adapted public transportation.

Social economy services for home care.

Measures to improve the CHSLD network.

Québec intégrité (in French)

Nancy Rochon

Nothing specific.

Québec solidaire (in French)

Nicolas Chatel-Launay

Creation of a universal public pension plan that takes into account unpaid work and includes the notion of a minimum pension.

Supports the proposal of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners to establish a “Quebec Pension Insurance Plan” (QPIP).

Shift to living at home.

Subsidy for the development of intergenerational homes and the transformation of residences.

Nationalization of private CHSLDs and development of non-profit residential facilities.

Improvement of social assistance and a pilot project for a guaranteed minimum income.

50,000 new social housing units.

Cancellation of the increase in Hydro-Québec rates.

Union nationale (in French)

Michel Lebrun

Offer the choice to seniors to remain in their homes.

To cover the services of a permanent caregiver at home, the state will provide an amount of $25,000 per year. This is an amount that will be reallocated outside the subsidized private network.

Measures to support guardians of persons with reduced autonomy.