Strong Local Administrations

We wish to support strong and well-funded local governments to …

Resolution #61 : Strong Local Administrations (Official French version)

We wish to support strong and well-funded local governments to deliver better services to Quebecers. We therefore propose a major reform in Québec public administration, which revolves around these following pillars:

  • property taxes will be reserved to municipalities;
  • revenue raised through vehicle registration will be transferred to municipalities which will in turn determine the cost of vehicle registration;
  • the QST will be completely refunded to municipalities, rather than only refunding them 50% of it as is currently the case;
  • grants to municipal programs will be reduced accordingly;
  • the provincial government will support municipal governments in their effort to better control the costs of their compensation policy;
  • the provincial government will take the necessary measures to ensure that the transfer of services will be completed without increasing costs to municipalities; and
  • the boards of health and education institutions will include a majority of people who are not employees of the institution.