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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 […]

Economic development : Quebec’s strategies are inconsistent

January 25, 2016|

Despite the extensive financial aid they have received since the late 90s, Quebec companies continue to post lacklustre performance: productivity growth remains weak, the economy is struggling to create jobs, private investment is still […]

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 […]

2015 Quebec municipalities rankings

May 12, 2015|

Close to half the increase in per capita municipal spending in Quebec can be attributed to rising payroll expenditures, making this the main source of growth in municipal spending in Quebec from 2009 to […]

The Quebec government is sinking further into debt

March 11, 2015|

“In Quebec, the issue is not so much the size of the government’s debt, although there is cause for concern, but the context in which it has taken on that level of debt,” says […]

Productivity in Quebec: urgent action needed

December 9, 2014|

According to a study by the HEC Montréal Centre for Productivity and Prosperity (CPP), Quebec’s lagging productivity is not only dragging down the province’s economic performance but having also a domino effect on society […]

2014 Quebec municipalities rankings

October 21, 2014|

At a time when municipal employees are stepping up their pressure tactics against Bill 3 on pension plans, the HEC Montréal Centre for Productivity and Prosperity (CPP) has just released its annual Quebec Municipalities […]