Bloc Québécois

Yves-François Blanchet

About Yves-François

56 years old

Hometown: Drummondville, Québec

Yves-François studied history and anthropology at Université de Montréal before working as a teacher and founding an artist, record and concert management firm (label), YFB Inc. In 2006, he was named the local business personality of the year by the Drummondville Chamber of Commerce. In 2008 he was elected as a Member of the National Assembly representing the Parti Québécois and served as the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks. In January 2019 Yves-François was acclaimed as the new leader of the Bloc Québécois.

Childcare

No specific policy has been suggested in the party's current platform.

Economy

The Bloc Québécois maintains that seasonal businesses which have lost two seasons because of the pandemic (such as sugar shacks) should receive more help from the federal government.[1]

The Bloc Québécois wants Canada to tax digital giants (such as Netflix) up to 3%.[1]

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Education and Training

The Bloc Québécois demands that Ottawa contribute to coaching, training, and networking intended for women entrepreneurs, to promote equality between men and women in Quebec.[1]

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Energy and Climate Change

The Bloc Québécois wants to adjust the to add reduction goals that the Canadian government has set for itself.[1]

The Bloc Québécois opposes development of nuclear power.[1]

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Environment

The Bloc Québécois would like the federal government to establish strict environmental criteria for who can receive public contracts.[1]

The Bloc Québécois proposes establishing the “polluter pays” principle and rewarding the efforts of provinces that fight effectively against climate change.[1]

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Healthcare

The Bloc Québécois maintains that the federal government must, without conditions, increase financial health transfers to cover up to 35% of care-related costs.[1]

The Bloc Québécois plans to support home care through tax credits.[1]

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Housing and Affordability

The Bloc Québécois proposes that Ottawa gradually in social, community-based, and truly affordable housing until it reaches 1% of its annual revenue totals, to ensure consistent and predictable funding.[1]

The Bloc Québécois wants all extra federal property to be dedicated primarily to social, community-based, and truly affordable housing, to help improve the housing crisis.[1]

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Immigration

The Bloc Québécois plans to propose several measures to reduce delays in processing applications for permanent residency and immigration applications. The party also demands that control of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program be transferred to Quebec.[1]

To fight hiring discrimination, the Bloc Québécois proposes that the federal government set an example by adopting the use of anonymous resumes when hiring within the public service.[1]

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Indigenous Relations

The Bloc Québécois wants to work with Indigenous nations to strengthen and protect their . The party also plans to make sure that the federal government implements the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples fully.[1]

The Bloc Québécois supports the implementation of the right to internal and the inherent right Indigenous nations have, to self-government.[1]

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International Relations

The Bloc Québécois proposes that Canada play a significant role at the World Health Organization (WHO) to implement a coordinated guidance for approving vaccines, mixed vaccinations, and quarantine procedures which takes pandemic developments in different countries and the emergence of variants into account.[1]

The Bloc Québécois wants Canada to receive Quebec’s consent before taking a position on an issue within Quebec’s borders, especially at .[1]

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Justice and Society

The Bloc Québécois plans to introduce draft to political parties publicly.[1]

The Bloc Québécois calls for an impartial process for the appointment of judges.[1]

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Pharmacare

No specific policy has been suggested in the party's current platform.

Transportation and Transit

The Bloc Québécois demands that any federal amounts for building be transferred, without conditions, to Quebec.[1]

The Bloc Québécois supports the high-frequency Toronto-to-Quebec (via Trois-Rivières) rail line.[1]

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Wildcard

The Government of Quebec, its National Assembly and the French Language Charter uphold French as the sole common and official language of Quebec. The Bloc Québécois wants to use all its resources to ensure that the federal Official Languages Act no longer applies to private businesses in Quebec.[1]

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