During a provincial electoral debate on animal protection presented by the Montreal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), all four participating party representatives committed to banning fur farming of foxes and minks in Quebec. The Montreal SPCA states that this is the first time the four parties - the Parti conservateur du Québec, the Quebec Liberal Party, the Parti Québécois, and Québec solidaire - have taken a formal position on the issue.