Montréal, 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 in the most recent municipal elections, in 2013, began their terms of office. This is the main finding of the 2016 Quebec Municipalities Rankings compiled by the HEC Montréal Centre for Productivity and Prosperity (CPP). The study makes it possible to see how municipal spending evolved from 2009 to 2014 and to identify the main trends.

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