The Quebec government wants your feedback on how it can save money

Treasury Board president Martin Coiteux.
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Everyone with a complaint about government waste now has a place to park their comments.

The Couillard Liberals are asking for public suggestions on where and how they can save money.

It already has a hefty $3.2 billion to shave from public spending, and Treasury Board President Martin Coiteux is looking for public input on where to find the money.

"Many people have voiced comments and concerns," Coiteux says. "and now they have an opportunity to do it, without any filter, directly to the government and the commission."

The website, called 'Expressez-vous', is part of a continuous consultation that will run until the middle of next year.

A summary of the various suggestions will be released to the public.

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  1. Joe posted on 09/02/2014 04:40 PM
    Being trilingual, expressing my opinion but the Liberal Party should think about making this opportunity to express themselves by adding an English version of this important issue to their webpage.
  2. More BS posted on 09/02/2014 05:08 PM
    From the look of it English suggestions are not welcome. No surprise there . Maybe they know what most English suggestions will recommend . In the end though this will be all for nothing because the government will do what they think is best but is ridiculous .
  3. Sebrina posted on 09/02/2014 05:54 PM
    Get rid of the language police! Save us the embarrassment and money
  4. Adam posted on 09/02/2014 09:51 PM
    Who wants to bet all the suggestions to stop funding the OQLF will be ignored? Along with any ideas to help kick start the economy if it costs us Quebec's culture?
  5. Paul posted on 09/03/2014 06:28 AM
    Get back the $500 million we overspent on our metro cars from Bombardier.
  6. Drew posted on 09/03/2014 07:08 AM
    Where is the English version?
    1. LMAO posted on 09/03/2014 05:54 PM
      @Drew They are saving money by not having one lol and they don't need your vote for another 4 years so don't expect anything for the Anglophones any time soon.
  7. Angelo posted on 09/03/2014 09:19 AM
    As already mentioned, get rid of the OQLF. It is a complete waste of our money. Also, stop spending on things that arent top priority; such as ideas to change all the speed limits or metro station names. It will cost pointless dollars in manufacturing signs and in labor costs. Also, the government needs to start cutting on salaries and pensions. I'm sorry, but you make way too much money.
  8. al posted on 09/03/2014 10:13 AM
    Write and ask for the document to be in english. That is the way to make changes. Action folks.. makes the difference.
  9. Terry posted on 09/04/2014 08:57 AM
    Leave your comments in English. Certainly someone there is educated enough to understand the English language.
  10. David Parkin posted on 09/04/2014 10:40 AM
    Asking for suggestions on how the government could save money is a good way to involve everyone and promote a sense of democracy. Premiere Dr.Phil is trying to get Quebec's government over-spending under control. It may be unpopular to review pension contracts but he recognizes economic conditions are unsustainable. From the outside however, it appears that some 20% of the population is being ignored by not publicizing the proposal in both french and english. One solution would be to encourage investment in Quebec but over the years, Quebec has built itself a reputation of being hostile to business, impolite to and intolerant of 20% of its own population let alone people from elsewhere. That reputation and perception has to be undone and that will take time.
  11. Mario posted on 09/05/2014 05:54 PM
    I have a couple of suggestions.
    1. Set a quota for # of bureaucrats compared to workers. By law, no gov dept can have more than a 1 bureaucrat to 20 employee ratio. This would be particularly helpful in the medical field where we have an almost 1:1 ratio.

    2. Encourage gov office worker to work from home (if their job function can allow them to do so) and use the Internet to log into their databases to do their work (much like I do from time to time). Less office space will be needed , less traffic etc ...
  12. Paul posted on 09/06/2014 05:32 PM
    Stop duplicating federal services. We are the only province in Canada burdened with 2 separate tax collection bureaucracies. The only reason Revenue Quebec exists is to prepare for an eventual divorce with Canada. Since Quebecers have rejected this option, the only logical thing left to do is to abolish Revenue Quebec and use the savings to pay down our considerable debt.
  13. Markymark posted on 09/09/2014 11:30 AM
    Still no English version. Looks like we are still the second class problem child that we were under the Seps.
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