Assemblee Nationale Quebec

By Lamarche, Francine Boivin; Major, Alain | Canadian Parliamentary Review, Fall 2000 | Go to article overview

Assemblee Nationale Quebec

Lamarche, Francine Boivin, Major, Alain, Canadian Parliamentary Review

On June 16, 2000, the National Assembly adjourned for the summer after having adopted, since the resumption of proccedings in March, some forty public bills (five of which were passed within the framework of a motion to suspend rules moved the day before the adjournment of the House) and close to a dozen private bills. It should be noted that the Act to establish a national identification card, which was mentioned in our previous report has not yet been passed.

The following are among the principal bills of the session:

* the Act to provide for balanced budgets in the public health and social services network, which enacts measures requiring public institutions to maintain a balanced budget

* the Act to amend the Act respecting prescription drug insurance and the Act respecting the Regie de l'assurance maladie du Quebec, which amends certain rules applicable to the financing of the basic prescription drug insurance plan as regards the maximum amount of the annual premium. This plan, which guarantees to beneficiaries the payment of pharmaceutical services and prescription drugs provided to them in Quebec regardless of health-related risk, requires that persons or families benefitting from the plan pay according to their economic situation.

* the Fire Safety Act, which determines the parameters of fire safety in its main aspects, namely fire prevention, emergency response procedures and operations, training of personnel, and the determination of the point of origin, probable causes and circumstances of fires;

* the Police Act (drafted following the holding of a public investigation committee), while promoting basic training and skills in police patrolling, police investigation and police management, also provides that all police chiefs will be required to establish a professional training plan for their police force, and update it annually.

* the Act to amend the Act respecting municipal territorial organization and other legislative provisions, which provides for various measures to foster, in particular, the amalgamation of territories of local municipalities and also provides for adjustments to the equalization scheme in respect of certain municipalities;

* the Act respecting the Communaute metropolitaine de Montreal, which defines the territory in which the new Community is authorized to act, and determines its organization, powers and jurisdiction, together with the rules governing its financial administration. The bill assigns jurisdiction to the Community in several areas, including land use planning, economic development, social housing, equipment, infrastructures, services and activities of metropolitan scope, public transportation and residual materials management planning. Public hearings will have to be held before the passage of the bill establishing the new Community, as these hearings were unable to be scheduled before the adjournment of proceedings.

* the Act respecting Nasdaq Stock exchange activities in Quebec, which recognizes The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., a company incorporated in the United States, for the purpose of stock market activities in Quebec;

* the Act to amend the Act respecting the Ministere du Revenu as regards the suspension of recovery measures, which modifies the Quebec tax system to provide for the suspension of recovery measures when an objection or an appeal is filed by a taxpayer. The bill allows for a taxpayer in certain cases to apply for the repayment of an amount paid or the discharge of security given. By adopting this Bill, the Revenue ministry, strongly supported by the opposition, aimed principally to counter the inequity to which were subject Quebec taxpayers who were faced with paying an amount and were obliged to pay this sum to the Revenue ministry before having had the opportunity to defend their case. The suspension of recovery measures shall apply to all taxpayers: individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, etc.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Cite this article

Cited article

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)


1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25,

Cited article

Assemblee Nationale Quebec


Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25,

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.