Resolution #126 : Welfare Reform (Official French version)
"The best way to kill a man is to pay them to do nothing." We agree with these lyrics by Felix Leclerc. We will reform welfare to allow the greatest possible number of Quebecers to work. If a person is incapable of entering the labour market due to lack of training, we will offer them the opportunity to improve their skills (i.e. literacy courses for high school dropouts, or English and French language classes for allophones, etc.). We will also facilitate returning to school on a full-time basis if the necessary prerequisites are met.
A 35-hour volunteer position for a non-profit organization will be offered to whoever can't find a job within a reasonable time after their training period. We will also restrict the period to which a person able to work can receive welfare to a maximum of 5 cumulative years in total.
In addition, A CPQ government will endeavour to improve the financial support available to needy people who are unable to work.