Press Releases

Productivity in Quebec : as worrisome as ever

March 18, 2019|

Montréal, March 18, 2019 – To mark a decade of research into the issue of productivity in Quebec, the Centre for Productivity and Prosperity – Walter J. Somers Foundation (CPP) is pleased to release the […]

Privatizing canadian airports: a bad idea

February 21, 2019|

Montréal, February 21, 2019 – The Trudeau government has been considering privatizing the eight largest airports in the national network since a report was tabled on the future of transportation in Canada, but the idea […]

Hydro-Québec fulfilling its mission well but could be more productive

January 21, 2019|

Montréal, January 21, 2019 – After evaluating the performance of the Société des alcools du Québec and of Loto-Québec, the Centre for Productivity and Prosperity – Walter J. Somers Foundation (CPP) has now released the third part […]

The competitiveness of the canadian economy: the real issue in renegotiating NAFTA

September 11, 2018|

Montréal, September 11, 2018 – Thus far, negotiations to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have focussed mainly on trade disputes between Canada and the United States. But in fact, the concerns in […]

The decline in the standard of living remains a concern

February 26, 2018|

Montréal, February 26, 2018 – The Centre for Productivity and Prosperity – Walter J. Somers Foundation (CPP) today released its 2017 edition of Productivity and Prosperity in Quebec – Overview. In keeping with a tradition […]

15 years of declining productivity at Loto-Québec

December 4, 2017|

Montreal, December 4, 2017 – While Loto-Québec’s declining profitability is generally attributed to lower demand and efforts to ensure that gambling is marketed responsibly, an in-depth analysis of the provincial crown corporation’s performance points […]

2017 Municipal elections : A tool for comparing municipal spending

October 24, 2017|

Montréal, October 23, 2017 – At a time when Quebeckers are preparing to vote in municipal elections on November 5, the Centre for Productivity and Prosperity – Walter J. Somers Foundation (CPP) today released a […]

Payroll tax: An additional burden for Quebec workers

September 20, 2017|

Montréal, September 20, 2017 – Every year, the Quebec government collects large amounts of revenue from businesses through their contributions to the Health Services Fund (HSF). Better known as payroll tax, this fiscal tool is […]

Innovation : Solutions to adress Quebec’s lagging performance

March 20, 2017|

Montréal, March 20, 2017 – As the Quebec government prepares to launch a new strategy to stimulate innovation, the HEC Montréal Centre for Productivity and Prosperity – Walter J. Somers Foundation (CPP) has released a study […]

Productivity at the SAQ stagnant for nearly 30 years

November 14, 2016|

Montréal, November 14, 2016 – While the actual net profit of the Société des alcools du Québec is now 1.7 times higher than in 1989, productivity at the state-owned corporation has stagnated over the entire period. […]