Montreal, 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 lacking and output is growing more slowly than elsewhere in Canada. Under the circumstances, the government should reconsider the balance between businesses’ tax burden and the amount of support it gives them if it truly wants to help Quebec’s economy grow. These are the main findings contained in the 2015 Overview of Productivity and Prosperity in Quebec released today by the HEC Montréal Centre for Productivity and Prosperity (CPP).

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