Québec solidaire wants to talk about economy and intolerance

News 28 August, 2017
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    Dominique Lelièvre

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    The economy and the rise of the extreme right have contributed to the discussions during the caucus, Québec solidaire the last three days, two subjects that the training is, moreover, put forward in a year of elections.

    “History shows us that people are afraid when they are in economic insecurity. It is here that they begin to look for perpetrators, ” argued the spokesperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois at the exit of the caucus of his party on Sunday.

    The elected members of QS were gathered at Orford order to prepare the parliamentary inauguration of the 19 September next. The troops are mobilised more than ever, insisted Mr Nadeau-Dubois.

    “Québec solidaire is firmly in the mode pre-election and we had to set a strong game plan for the fall “, he said in an interview with the Newspaper. And it is the economy that throne at the top of this plan.

    Epidemic of burnouts

    “It reinvests the field of the economy, which, for us, has been left out, unfortunately, in the debate of the last few months. We have a government that claims to have straightened out the economy of Quebec, but on the ground, we see that wages have stagnated and the purchasing power of the middle class is decreasing “, said the mp.

    QS intends to enforce its vision in the coming reform on labour standards. The training policy aims to put an end to the “burnouts in the series” making a pass to four the number of weeks of holiday of québec workers after one year of service.

    She also wants to advocate for the increase in the minimum wage, the end of overtime forced to register in the law the addition of two paid holidays per year.

    Counteract intolerance

    The training policy sees economic policies as a solution to counter the discourse of the extreme right, which would be growth. Less than a week after the manifestation of The Pack in Quebec city, the topic is inevitably invited to the caucus.

    “QS will be there all fall to rectify the facts that are abused in the current debate to condemn without hesitation racism and intolerance, and to respond to the concerns of the people “, said Mr. Nadeau-Dubois.