Legault and the CAQ offer no new provincial sponsored services. The only things Legault and the CAQ offer to Quebecers are threats, denial of rights, and the do as I say demands of a 3rd world strongman hell bent on creating a white, Catholic, linguistically and culturally pure Quebec.
Campaigning to be the Premiere of Quebec in Quebec’s last provincial election Francois Legault promised that he would be including the coverage of dental treatment for seniors to Quebec’s Medicare program. He acknowledged and that the Quebec government needed to do better for its senior citizens and promised to personally make this a priority of his government.
When it comes to the basic needs of Canadians living in the province of Quebec it appears that there is no money for their basic needs, such as:
- Dentalcare being made part of Quebec’s Medicare plan.
- Making a living that keeps the worker above the poverty line.
Dental care for seniors: I am a senior and I am still paying for my dental care which is expensive. Fortunately, I can pay, but many seniors who were on social assistance which covers dental care find themselves kicked off social assistance at 65 years old which cancels their coverage for dental and without private insurance are unable to pay for the cleaning and exam, let alone the treatment that will follow. I am sorry but if a person couldn’t pay for their dental before turning 65 years old and the province picked up the cost under the Medicare plan what miracle happens at the age of 65 that makes that same senior capable of paying for it the day after the 65th birthday and for the rest of their life?
Before anyone, rich middle class or poor can see a dentist the cost is approximately $200.00. Most dentists insist that you have a cleaning and x-rays and pre-examination by a dental technician before you see them. At this point no matter who you are, you are charged $200.00 told what is wrong with your teeth how much it will cost to fix the problem/problems and told to make a future appointment. The difference between how much an individual pays depends on:
- Whether or not that person has insurance.
- What percentage of the total cost that insurance covers.
- What treatments the person’s insurance covers.
Most seniors living on a fixed pension cannot afford the initial $200.00 and so do not get the treatment that they need and so suffer with pain from toothaches and other serious and painful issues in their mouths. How can dental health still not be covered by the Quebec government’s Medicare plan? What kind of “nation” is Quebec if it ignores the medical problems of it’s seniors, so that it can spend money on it’s racist and divisive campaign to turn one Quebecer against another?
Making a living that keeps the worker above the poverty line: Quebeckers have had to endure a dictator like Premiere of Quebec who proves every day that he truly believes that Quebec is a nation and that both the constitutional laws of Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights, do not trump Quebec’s Charter of Rights, or it’s legal jurisdiction for any reason. We see this in Legault’s unwillingness to negotiate in good faith with any worker’s organization seeking fairness in wages or health benefits. Legault and his party have:
- Denied pay raises and overtime to nurses and healthcare during the pandemic. He said that he was fed up with negotiations and threatened to force them back to work if they did not knuckle under to what he thought that they deserved and what Quebec as a nation could afford. Legault suggests this even given the knowledge that these workers were forced to give up vacations, were forced to accept mandatory overtime, and some had not had a pay raise in many years.
- Recently threatened daycare workers. Again, Legault, the despot decided that he was fed up with these workers seeking a better wage and benefits and refused to further negotiate. Instead, he and his party have demanded that the educators adopt the 40-hour week over five days. These educators work 32 to 36 hours per week now. Legault also tried to enforce mandatory overtime.
When it comes right down to it there is only one thing that money gets spent on in Quebec by the Legault government without a hassle and that is laws and campaigns to avert an imaginary, cultural and linguistic crisis. Everything else is not affordable and seems to irritate Premiere Legault to the point where he says out loud that he has lost his patience with those who seek more for themselves and threatens back to work legislation. Be you a teacher, or doctor, Legault will call you things like, essential, angels of mercy, the backbone of Quebec and then deny you that which you are entitled and seek through your rights under the Canadian Constitution, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, or the international agreed upon laws and codes with regard to the basic human rights of all citizens in all civilized nations throughout the world.
In his tenure as premier of Quebec, Francois Legault, has been focused on turning neighbor against neighbor with laws like Bills 21 and 96. These bills directly infringe on the rights of all Canadians under the Canadian Constitution and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. God help us all in Quebec if Quebec was ever to truly become an independent nation. A nation that does not respect the rights and freedoms of its minorities for whatever reason be it linguistic, or cultural is backward and doomed to fail.