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Quebec’s CAQ government to present first budget March 21

CAQ Minister of Finance Éric Girard.
CAQ Minister of Finance Éric Girard. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Mario Beauregard

Quebec’s Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) government will present its first budget on March 21.

The government said it will focus on health, education and the economy in order to reduce the tax burden.

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“This is really in line with our priorities,” said Quebec Finance Minister Éric Girard, adding that there will be “good news” in these sectors.

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Since being elected into power, the CAQ has dealt with various issues related to immigration, education and health.

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Quebec will depose its budget just two days after the federal government.

This will be Finance Minister Girard’s first provincial budget; he was first elected in the Oct. 1, 2018 provincial election.

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