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 of a trilogy examining the productivity of state corporations: Productivité du secteur public québécois – Hydro-Québec. Once again, the study’s authors identified a productivity problem: “Although Hydro-Québec has managed to keep rates low while turning a profit, the fact remains that it could do better,” maintains CPP Director Robert Gagné. “Over the past ten years it has made barely any productivity gains, suggesting that the state corporation could have added even more to Quebec’s coffers, either by paying a higher dividend or by limiting rate increases.”

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