Quebec Liberals promise $7-a-day parking at hospitals, long-term care facilities

Parking fees at hospitals and long-term care facilities will be dramatically reduced across the province if Premier Philippe Couillard is re-elected, he said Saturday.

Hospital parking would be free for patients receiving regular necessary care, as well for patients with chronic illnesses.

A free two-hour grace period would be granted to drivers, and a limit of $7 would be charged for the whole day, the Liberal Party leader said, speaking in front of the Laval Cité de la Santé hospital .

“It’s easy to promise,”Council of Patients Protection chair Paul Brunet said.

“We have been asking for that for years,” Brunet said. “They telling us that now because there are in a electoral campaign.”