Quebec premier ignores Opposition calls for freeze in user charges.
Quebec Premier Jean Charest is warning that user fees for everything from electricity to auto insurance could go up this year as the province tries to cover the cost of public services.
With his government anticipating its first deficit budget in a decade, Charest said Monday that individual departments will be looking closely at ways to cover their costs.
He scoffed at critics who said he has changed his tune on Quebec's ability to handle the current economic stresses since the election campaign late last year.
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Update: Fee increases could be on the way -- CTV News