He initially attacked the proposed measure QAduring the first leaders’ debate, which took place on TVA’s airwaves on Thursday night, before returning to the charge on Friday.
: des Toyota Camry et des fourgonnettes familiales, on va mettre des milliers de dollars de taxes… C’est pas le temps actuellement quand on voit l’inflation”,”text”:”Si on ne rallie pas la population derrière notre plan vert, on s’en va nulle part. Si on commence à aller dire: des Toyota Camry et des fourgonnettes familiales, on va mettre des milliers de dollars de taxes… C’est pas le temps actuellement quand on voit l’inflation”}}”>If we don’t get the population on board with our green plan, we’re not going anywhere. If we start saying Toyota Camrys and family vans, we’re going to spend thousands of dollars in taxes… Now is not the time to see inflationsaid Francois Legault.
The co-spokesman of QS, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, sees the goal of the CAQ boss missed.
He said Toyota Camry, then he was wrong. He was playing with the truth, because the vast majority of famous Toyota Camrys will not even be affected by the Quebec Solidaire measure.
In fact, four of the six Toyota Camry models would escape the Québec Solidaire tax because they emit less than 210 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer, the limit set by the political party as part of its commitment.
According to the federal government’s Fuel Consumption Guide, two Toyota Camry models with six-cylinder engines would be taxed.
One of them has a base price of around $37,000. With the 15% QS tax, you would need to add about $5600. If we add the GST, QST and other applicable fees, the total price of the vehicle would reach more than US$51,000.
Many vehicles would be taxed
The vast majority of vans, pick-up trucks and sport utility vehicles would be subject to the tax as they pollute above the established threshold QA.
Such would be the case, for example, with the Ford F-Series pickup trucks, the best-selling vehicle in Quebec last year, according to a list compiled by AutoMedia. Among the top 10 best-selling vehicles in the province, the GMC Sierra, RAM and Chevrolet Silverado would also be taxed.
However, other vehicles included in this classification such as the Toyota Rav4, Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue would all be exempt as their pollutant emissions are below the stated limit.
Québec solidaire also notes that tax exemptions would be granted to families with three or more children and commercial and employee vehicles such as pickup trucks for farmers.
The political formation also promises to reward hybrid and electric vehicle purchases by providing purchase subsidies of 7.5% and 15% of the retail price, respectively. Non-rechargeable hybrid vehicles that emit more than 210 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer would be exempt from the tax.
The growing fleet
While Quebec needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector to meet its climate targets, its vehicle fleet continues to grow. More than 627,000 cars and light trucks were added to the province’s roads between 2010 and 2020, a 15% increase.
In 2021, just over 5% of the approximately 1.6 million new vehicles registered in Canada were zero-emission vehicles, most notably electric or hybrid vehicles. Of all provinces, Quebec leads in this category with 42% of the total.
With the collaboration of Nathalie Lemieux