15 years of declining productivity at Loto-Québec

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 to a productivity issue. This […]

2017 Municipal elections : A tool for comparing municipal spending

October 24, 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 study profiling the outgoing […]

Payroll tax: An additional burden for Quebec workers

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 often seen as an […]

Productivity and prosperity in Quebec – 2016 Overview

July 18, 2017|

To mark the eighth edition of Productivity and Prosperity in Quebec – Overview, the Centre for Productivity and Prosperity – Walter J. Somers Foundation has changed the publication’s format to refocus its analysis on […]

Innovation : Solutions to adress Quebec’s lagging performance

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 criticizing the ineffectiveness of the […]

Productivity in the Quebec Public Sector – the SAQ

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. In other words, […]

The municipal demergers, ten years later : Statement of facts

October 3, 2016|

Ten years after the municipal demergers, what conclusions can be drawn regarding this reform imposed by the Quebec government? Has the creation of agglomerations benefited the reconstituted cities, or not? Have some of them […]

Municipalities can control their spending

May 9, 2016|

Whereas the previous editions of the Quebec Municipalities Rankings showed a disturbing upward trend in municipal spending, the trend seems to have slowed in 2014, when the mayors who were newly elected or re-elected […]

Education, far from a priority in Quebec

January 25, 2016|

Contrary to its claims, the Quebec government does not appear to be making education a real priority. Since the early 2000s, real per capita spending on health and social services has grown five times […]

Productivity : to establish a culture of innovation in Quebec

January 25, 2016|

The Centre for Productivity and Prosperity (CPP) is releasing the seventh edition of its Overview of productivity and prosperity today.
In this year’s edition, the CPP recommends that the Quebec government focus on two levers […]