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Quebec limits the increase in school taxes to 3% again this year

Photo: Christine Muschi The Canadian Press The Minister of Education, Bernard Drainville, seen here on the left, alongside his colleague Eric Girard, argues that this measure offers “a little respite to families”.

The Canadian Press

Posted at 2:14 p.m.

  • Quebec

As it has done in recent years, the Legault government announced on Friday that it would limit the increase in school taxes to an average of 3%.

Quebec is also committed to paying the shortfall to school service centers, which amounts to $150 million.

The school tax rate will increase from $0.09730 to $0.09152 per 100 dollars of assessment, the government said in a press release.

By example, an average tax bill of $355 will increase by $10 next year. According to Quebec, if it had not acted, the amount would have jumped by $54.

The Legault government recalls that it pays 1.8 billion in dollars to school service centers to limit the increase for Quebecers and keep the school tax uniform throughout Quebec.

“While offering a little respite to families, we ensure that we provide school service centers with the financial resources necessary to offer the services that will allow students to fully flourish,” underlined the Minister of Education, Bernard Drainville.

During the 2022 elections, François Legault's Coalition Avenir Québec promised to limit the increase in government rates to 3% for its entire mandate.

Thus, the Minister of Finance, Eric Girard, had the government's very first bill adopted to limit certain rates, including driving licenses, registration and daycare rates, until December 2026.

The Legault government also acted to limit the school tax in 2022 and 2023.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

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