Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ)
Resolution #7: Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) (Official French version)
Although the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) pays an annual dividend of about one billion dollars to the government, financial performance is poor. The government would increase its annual dividend by $ 300 million if the SAQ reached the level of efficiency of the best food distributors. We will improve the financial performance of the company by abolishing monopoly and allowing private enterprise to compete. This reform will not reduce the revenue that the government receives from the sale of alcohol.
A CPQ government is committed to abolish the monopoly of the SAQ and allow private enterprise to compete.