Quebec to extend validity of health cards and driver's licences from 4 to 8 years


The minister of Health and Social Services, Réjean Hébert, and the minister of Transport, Sylvain Gaudreault issued a statement early this morning outlining plans to increase the validity of Quebecer’s health insurance cards and driver’s licenses from 4 to 8 years.

The change will take place gradually starting on October 1, 2014.

“There are multiple benefits to increasing the duration of the insurance card to 8 years, starting with the fact that this measure will facilitate the lives of citizens. At the same time, in addition to allowing us to generate savings, the fact of halving the number of renewals will help protect the environment by reducing the use of paper and plastic,” said Hébert.

At present, the province issues approximately 2 million health cards annually. Renewal procedures for both cards will remain the same and will continue to be synchronized.

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  1. Pierrefonds Guy posted on 02/12/2014 12:10 PM
    and will we be getting a reduced renewal fee annually to offer us a savings as well, or will the 'savings' for the government go straight into one of their hidden accounts to support independence?????
  2. George73 posted on 02/12/2014 04:05 PM
    OMG. They are resorting to the "protect the environment"? Its a simple play for votes in a not so secret run-up to the next election.

    Can votes really be bought for so little?
  3. LMAO posted on 02/13/2014 06:49 AM
    This seems like a quick cash grab if the price remains the same then what is the pint other than to pull in a quick intake of our cash to waste?
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