Publications

The Evolving Comparative Competitiveness of Canadian and American Industries

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 headlines may be […]

Productivity and Prosperity in Quebec – 2017 Overview

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 started in 2009, the […]

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 10, 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 […]

Productivity and Prosperity in Quebec : 2015 Overview

January 25, 2016|

In this seventh edition of its Overview of productivity and prosperity, the Centre for Productivity and Prosperity (CPP) recommends that the Quebec government focus on two levers in order to support growth in the […]

Tax burden: Boosting business taxes would penalize workers

October 14, 2015|

Increasing the tax burden on Quebec firms would not only penalize workers, but it is those who can least afford it who would pay the price, reveals a recent analysis by the HEC Montréal […]