During the 2022 provincial election campaign, the Montreal SPCA held the first-ever provincial electoral debate on animal protection.

This exchange between Claude Lefrançois of Québec solidaire, Jonathan Marleau of the Québec Liberal Party, Konstantinos Merakos of the Conservative Party of Québec and Sylvie Tanguay of the Parti Québécois was moderated by journalist Vanessa Destiné and allowed parties to share their commitments regarding animals with voters.  

It should be noted that all parties with at least one MNA elected in the most recent legislature were invited to participate in this debate. The presence or absence of parties at this event depends solely on their interest and availability. 

What did the parties respond to the 9 questions they were asked?*

1. Access to housing for tenants with animals
2. Dog tethering
3. Fur farms
4. Intensive livestock practices that compromise welfare
5. Barn Fires
6. Responsible wildlife management
7. Food system transition
8. Puppy mills
9. The sale of animals in pet stores and online
You can watch the entire provincial election debate on animal protection which includes the candidates’ full responses in this video (available in French only).

You want to do more for animals? The electoral period is a unique opportunity to have your voice heard! View our toolkit and actively participate in changing laws and regulations that protect animals.