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Taxing the rich more heavily : a tempting way to pay for COVID-19 deficits, but unfortunately ineffective

August 27, 2020|

Montréal, August 27, 2020 – Now that the pandemic has pushed public spending to record levels, governments will undoubtedly be looking for more revenue to pay down some of their deficits. The temptation to […]

2020–2021 Quebec budget : a surplus, yes, but serious equity issues

March 5, 2020|

Montréal, March 5, 2020 – A few days before the 2020–2021 budget is tabled, expectations of the Quebec government are high. After posting the largest budget surplus in its history last year, and on its […]

After stagnating for some 30 years, productivity at the SAQ finally increases !

January 29, 2020|

Montréal, January 29, 2020 – Not only has the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) improved its productivity since 2016, but the gains it has made have allowed it to maintain the real value […]

Federal budgetary strategy : Future generations may pay the price

January 15, 2020|

Montréal, January 15, 2020 – While the federal government’s wager has paid off so far, as it accumulates budgetary deficits to stimulate growth in the Canadian economy, it would be risky to pursue this […]

Quebec needs to rethink its strategy if it is to make shift to industry 4.0

September 10, 2019|

Montréal, September 10, 2019 – Despite the billions that the Quebec government has invested over the past ten years in accelerating the transition to digital technology, manufacturers still haven’t made the shift to Industry 4.0. That […]

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 […]