Legault pledges up to $600 to help Quebecers with inflation if re-elected | Pro IQRA News

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Premier Fran├žois Legault again promised to hand out money to Quebecers “to fight inflation” during an election stop in Bellechasse on Monday.

The ruling CAQ government promises to send out checks between $400 and $600 to help offset the rising cost of living if Legault is re-elected this fall.

The one-time payment will be sent to 6.4 million Quebecers in December and will cost the government $3.5 billion.

During an announcement at a grocery store, Legault said Quebecers earning less than $50,000 a year would receive $400 and those earning between $50,000 and $100,000 would get $600.

It’s the second time in five months during an election year that Legault has dangled the prospect of cash to Quebecers as the cost of groceries and other items soared.

The government announced in the Spring Budget in March that all adults earning $100,000 or less will have $500 transferred directly to their bank accounts after they file their 2021 tax returns.


— This is a developing story that will be updated.

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