Canadian Medical Association

For health care workers in Quebec, this has been the most consequential election in recent memory. While cracks in the health system have been evident for years, the pandemic pushed already strapped professionals to the brink of collapse.

Read the CMA's statement following the re-election of the Coalition Avenir Québec.

Read about party promises made through the campaign period below.

60 percent of doctors in Quebec are experiencing burnout

The campaign trail

The documents below are intended simply as a summary of the different election platforms being presented, without bias or partisan intent toward any one candidate or political party, and should not be interpreted as a recommendation to vote for one specific choice.

Week 1

This week on the campaign trail, party leaders focused on commitments to improving health human resources, access to care and supporting care for seniors. Read this week's summary:

All five party leaders also joined Radio-Canada anchors Patrice Roy, Céline Galipeau and Anne-Marie Dussault for a special broadcast. Read our summary of their responses to health questions:

Week 2

Read our press release on the 2022 Quebec election:

This week on the campaign trail, party leaders highlighted their commitments to supporting seniors and addressing health labour challenges. Read this week’s summary:

Week 3

Quebecers also had their first chance this campaign to see the five party leaders debate on TVA's Face-à-Face Québec 2022, moderated by Pierre Bruneau. Read our debate summary:

The five parties were focused on presenting their fiscal frameworks this week, detailing the cost of their electoral commitments, including those related to health and health care. Read our summary here:

Week 4

In the final debate of this election campaign, hosted by Patrice Roy, party leaders took the opportunity to reiterate their major platform promises. Read our summary to see what each party leader said on issues our members care about, like the health system, health workforce, seniors and mental health.

All five party leaders also spent time on the campaign trail this week highlighting their commitments to improving access to health, investing in health system infrastructure and better senior care. Read our summary of their commitments:

Week 5

In the days leading up to the vote, party leaders reiterated their promises – including efforts to address the health workforce crisis such as increased private care and a law establishing staff-to-patient ratios. They also responded to the death of Amelie Champagne with comments on mental health care in the province. Read our summary.